Pronunciation: (hōm'wûrk"), [key]
1. schoolwork assigned to be done outside the classroom (distinguished from classwork).
2. paid work done at home, as piecework.
3. thorough preparatory study of a subject: to do one's homework for the next committee meeting.
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