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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

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: home·work

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /hOHm-wuhrk/
  • British English – /hOHm-wuhrk/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈhoʊmˌwərk/
  • British English – /ˈhəʊmwəːk/

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 June 6, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/homework/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “homework.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 6, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/homework/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“homework.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 6 Jun. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/homework/>.