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working papernoun [C]

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an ​officialreportproduced by a ​group of ​people who are ​studying a particular problem or ​situation, especially in ​order to give suggestions or suggest ​improvements: The ​IMF last week ​published a ​workingpaper attempting a definition of "​offshorefinancialcentres".
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