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noun [uncountable] going pronunciation in American English /ˈɡoʊɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    used for talking about how fast or easily you make progress
    slow/heavy going: The first half of the movie is pretty slow going (=is rather boring).
    tough/hard going: It’s hard going until you get back onto the path.
    good going: We’d reached the summit by six o’clock, which was good going.
  2. 2
    an occasion when someone leaves a place or job permanently
    None of us knew the reasons for his going.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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