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workingsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈwɜː.kɪŋz/  us   /ˈwɝː.kɪŋz/
the ​system of ​holes that has been ​dug in the ​ground in ​order to ​removemetal, ​coal, etc.: disused mine workings

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UK the ​calculations you do in ​order to ​reach an ​answer to a ​mathematicalproblem: Lay out ​numericalsolutionsclearly, ​spacing out each ​stage and showingyour workings.
(Definition of workings from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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workingsplural noun

 us   /ˈwɜr·kɪŋz/
the way something, such as an ​organization or ​machine, does what it is ​intended to do: Powerful ​microscopesreveal the ​inner workings of ​cells.
(Definition of workings from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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