work-around

noun
\ ˈwərk-ə-ˌrau̇nd How to pronounce work-around (audio) \

Definition of work-around

: a plan or method to circumvent a problem (as in computer software) without eliminating it

First Known Use of work-around

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Work-around.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/work-around. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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