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"paperwork" in British English

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paperworknoun [U]

uk   /ˈpeɪ.pə.wɜːk/  us   /-pɚ.wɝːk/
B2 the ​part of a ​job that ​involves writing ​letters and ​reports and ​keepingrecords the written ​recordsconnected with a ​particularjob, ​deal, ​trip, etc.: I've ​kept all the paperwork for the ​car.
(Definition of paperwork from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paperwork" in American English

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paperworknoun [U]

 us   /ˈpeɪ·pərˌwɜrk/
the ​activity of ​keepingrecords and writing ​reports: She ​liked everything about her ​job except the paperwork.
(Definition of paperwork from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"paperwork" in Business English

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paperworknoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpeɪpəwɜːk/
the written ​recordsconnected with a particular ​job, ​deal, journey, etc.: She had to ​search back through the paperwork to ​find the ​interestrate.complete/fill out the paperwork It took a while to complete the paperwork when I ​bought the ​car.
the ​part of a ​job which involves writing ​letters and ​reports and ​keepingrecords: The ​job involves too much paperwork.
(Definition of paperwork from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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