Pronunciation: (book'wûrk"), [key]
1. work or research that requires studying or reading, as distinguished from laboratory experimentation or the like.
2. bookkeeping or other paperwork necessary to the running of a business.
3. Print.work on books or pamphlets, as distinguished from work on newspapers. Also,book'-work".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.