working

DEFINITIONS OF: working

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n a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

Synonyms:
workings
Type of:
excavation
a hole in the ground made by excavating

adj adequate for practical use; especially sufficient in strength or numbers to accomplish something

“the party has a working majority in the House”
“a working knowledge of Spanish”
Synonyms
practical
concerned with actual use or practice

adj serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity

“discussed the working draft of a peace treaty”
“they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects”
Synonyms
operative
being in force or having or exerting force

adj actively engaged in paid work

“the working population”
“the ratio of working men to unemployed”
“a working mother”
Synonyms:
on the job
employed
having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary

adj adopted as a temporary basis for further work

“a working draft”
“a working hypothesis”
Synonyms
impermanent, temporary
not permanent; not lasting

adj (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

Synonyms:
functional, operative, running
functioning
performing or able to perform its regular function
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