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work around

noun [C] (also workaround)
 
 
IT a temporary method for dealing with a computer or software problem until a more permanent solution is found: One easy workaround is to select Control Panel and to double-click the internet icon.
a process for dealing with an unexpected problem in a piece of equipment or a system: Engineers developed a workaround so that the space shuttle can fly with just two sensors working.
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