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work in progressnoun

uk   us   ( US also work in process)
[C or U] something that is being ​developed or suggested but that is not yet complete: The Senate Minority Leader described the ​teamreorganization as "a ​work in ​progress". be (still)/remain a work in progress Tougher ​regulations remain a ​work in ​progress and should be ​ready for ​consideration by the ​council in about two months. The ​expansion and definition of a ​brand is always, to a ​certain extent, ​work in ​progress.
[U] ACCOUNTING the ​value of ​products that are only partly completed, or the ​value of these as shown in a company's ​accounts: Errors in the ​tradingstatementrelated to an overvaluation of ​work in ​progress.
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