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workings

noun [plural] (OPERATION)    /ˈwɜː.kɪŋz/ US  /ˈwɝː-/
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.Engines and motorsThe engine and engine partsWays of achieving things
(Definition of workings noun (OPERATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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