Meaning of “paperwork” in the English Dictionary

"paperwork" in British English

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paperworknoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpeɪ.pə.wɜːk/ us /ˈpeɪ.pɚ.wɝːk/

(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 keeping records 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 /ˈpeɪpəwɜːk/ us

the written records connected with a particular job, deal, journey, etc.:

She had to search back through the paperwork to find the interest rate.
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 keeping records:

The job involves too much paperwork.

(Definition of “paperwork” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)