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workings

noun [plural] uk   /ˈwɜː.kɪŋz/ us    /ˈwɝː-/

workings noun [plural] (UNDER GROUND)

the system of holes that has been dug in the ground in order to remove metal, coal, etc.: disused mine workings

workings noun [plural] (OPERATION)

the workings of sth the way that an organization, machine, or organism operates: the workings of government I don't know anything about the workings of other departments or about the organization as a whole.
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