working

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1work·ing

noun \ˈwər-kiŋ\

Definition of WORKING

1
:  the manner of functioning or operating :  operation —usually used in plural <the inner workings of the government>
2
:  an excavation or group of excavations made in mining, quarrying, or tunneling —usually used in plural

First Known Use of WORKING

14th century

2working

adjective

: having a job

: of or relating to a person's job

: suitable to be worn while working

Full Definition of WORKING

1
:  engaged in work especially for wages or a salary <a working journalist> <a working mother>
2
:  adequate to permit work to be done <a working majority>
3
:  assumed or adopted to permit or facilitate further work or activity <a working draft>
4
:  spent at work <working life>
5
:  being in use or operation <a working farm>

Examples of WORKING

  1. There is a good working relationship between the departments.
  2. the working parts of the machine

First Known Use of WORKING

1532

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