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"working" in American English

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workingadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈwɜr·kɪŋ/
relating to your job and its surroundings: Employees are unhappy with working conditions.
A working person is employed: working mothers
performing as intended and doing what it is supposed to do: The mechanic finally got the car back in working order.
If you have a working knowledge of something, you have enough practical experience to be able to use it or do it: a working knowledge of English
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"working" in British English

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workingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈwɜː.kɪŋ/ us   /ˈwɝː.kɪŋ/
operating: It has taken about five years to restore the aircraft to (full) working condition/order.
The working parts of a machine are those that move and make it work: It is essential that all working components are well lubricated.

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"working" in Business English

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workingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈwɜːkɪŋ/ us  
used to describe people who work and earn money: Too many working people are piling up debt on high-interest credit cards. When employers ignore health and safety regulations, working men and women are needlessly put at risk. Child care costs can be a significant burden for a working couple with children. working couples/families/mothers
used to describe someone who does a job that usually is not very well paid and usually does not need a very high level of education: a working man/woman In our celebrity-obsessed culture, the values of the ordinary working man are being ignored.
relating to someone's job, or to work in general: Older people encounter much prejudice about their ability to adapt to new working methods. My manager and I have developed a close working relationship. a working environment/culture
used to describe a plan, idea, or knowledge that is not complete but that is satisfactory for now: The working title of her book is "Attracting Wealth". Applicants will need a working knowledge of French and Spanish. a working assumption/hypothesis/definition
used to describe a machine or the parts of a machine that move and operate it: After three failed prototypes, we finally have a working model.
MEETINGS used to describe a meal at which you also work or discuss business: a working breakfast/lunch/dinner Over a working lunch the HR team and a local architect studied office refurbishment plans.
be in (good) working order
a machine or piece of equipment that is in good working order works safely and effectively: All our vehicles are in good and efficient working order.
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workingnoun

uk   /ˈwɜːkɪŋ/ us  
[U] the activity of doing work: Our method of working involves one-to-one feedback.
workings
[plural] the way in which a machine or system works, and the parts and processes involved: You will need to develop a strong understanding of the internal workings of the organization.
(Definition of working from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “working”
in Arabic عَمَل…
in Korean 일의, 직장의…
in Portuguese de trabalho…
in Catalan laboral…
in Japanese 労働の, 仕事の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 工作的, 有工作的…
in Turkish işe ilişkin, işle ilgili…
in Russian связанный с работой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 工作的, 有工作的…
in Italian di lavoro…
in Polish pracy…
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