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Definition of Homework

(noun) Wage work completed at home for pay, typically on a per piece basis.

Example of Homework

  • weaving baskets

Homework Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈhoʊmˌwərk/
    • British English
      • /ˈhəʊmwəːk/
  • Syllabification: (home·work)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: homework
  • Homework also refers to school work completed at home.
  • Not to be confused with domestic labor (domestic labour).
  • Variant spellings:
    • home work
    • home-work
  • Also called homeworking.

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Cite the Definition of Homework

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “homework.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/homework/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

homework. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/homework/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “homework.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/homework/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“homework.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/homework/>.