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Noun: homework  'howm,wurk
  1. Preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
    "what was your score on your homework?";
    - prep [informal], preparation
  2. Preliminary or preparatory work, such as research
    "The speaker had certainly done his homework before delivering the lecture"

Derived forms: homeworks

Type of: school assignment, schoolwork

Part of: didactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching

Encyclopedia: Homework