1. a sheet of paper on which work schedules, working time, special instructions, etc., are recorded.
2. a piece or scrap of paper on which problems, ideas, or the like, are set down in tentative form.
3. Also,work'sheet". Accounting.a sheet of paper on which is printed a series of columns and into which tentative figures are entered as a preliminary step in preparing the adjusted or final statement.
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