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adjective American English pronunciation: working /ˈwɜrkɪŋ/
  1. 1
    a working person has a job

    Sessions run in the evenings to allow working parents to attend.

    Compare your own situation with that of other working women.

    1. a.
      doing a job that involves mostly physical work

      How will these changes affect the ordinary working man?

  2. 2
    relating to work

    a good working relationship between producers and distributors

    After the meeting there will be a working lunch.

    working conditions/environment:

    The strikers are demanding better working conditions.

  3. 4
    satisfactory for a particular purpose but not perfect or completely developed

    Applicants should have a working knowledge of Greek.

    This working document could become the draft of an eventual peace agreement.

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