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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The first known use of work-around was in 1961

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