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