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working

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈwɜː.kɪŋ/  us   /ˈwɝː-/

working adjective [before noun] (JOB)

B1 relating to work: a 37-hour working week Working conditions/practices in the mill have hardly changed over the last 20 years. She has a difficult working relationship with many of her staff. having work: These tax changes will affect 90 percent of the working population.
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working adjective [before noun] (MACHINE)

operating: It has taken about five years to restore the aircraft to (full) working condition/order. The working parts of a machine are those that move and make it work: It is essential that all working components are properly lubricated.
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working adjective [before noun] (USEFUL)

B2 used to refer to a plan, idea, or knowledge that is not complete but is good enough to be useful: We have a working theory/hypothesis about what caused the crash, which we shall test. She's fluent in French and English and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
Translations of “working”
in Korean 일의, 직장의…
in Arabic عَمَل…
in Portuguese de trabalho…
in Catalan laboral…
in Japanese 労働の, 仕事の…
in Italian di lavoro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 工作的, 有工作的…
in Russian связанный с работой…
in Turkish işe ilişkin, işle ilgili…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 工作的, 有工作的…
in Polish pracy…
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