WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
case•work1 /ˈkeɪsˌwɜrk/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Sociologysocial work involving contact between the social worker and the client.
case•work•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
case•work1  (kāswûrk′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sociologythe work of investigation, advice, supervision, etc., by social workers or the like, in cases handled by them.
  2. Sociologya close study of psychological and sociological factors in the history of an individual or family in unfavorable circumstances, with a view to improving personal and family conditions.
Also,  case work′. 
  • case1 + work

case•work2  (kāswûrk′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. cabinetwork (def. 1).
[case2 + work]

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

casework /ˈkeɪsˌwɜːk/ n
  1. social work based on close study of the personal histories and circumstances of individuals and families

ˈcaseˌworker n

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