ongoing
adjective Date: 1877 1. a. being actually in process b. continuing 2. continuously moving forward ; growing • ongoingness noun

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  • ongoing — First recorded in 1877, this adjective gained such widespread currency in the 1950s and later that it quickly attracted criticism as a vogue word, and, especially in the phrase ongoing situation, as a cliché on a par with at the end of the day… …   Modern English usage

  • ongoing — on go ing, a. Occurring at present; progressing; in progress; continuing; not {past}, {completed}, or {future}; as, an ongoing petition drive; an ongoing effort. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ongoing — On go ing, n. The act of going forward; progress; (pl.) affairs; business; current events. [1913 Webster] The common ongoings of this our commonplace world, and everyday life. Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ongoing — index chronic, live (existing), open ended, progressive (going forward), protracted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ongoing — (adj.) also on going, 1877, from ON (Cf. on) + going (see GO (Cf. go)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ongoing — [adj] continuous advancing, continuing, current, developing, evolving, extant, growing, heading, in process, in progress, marching, open ended, progressing, successful, unfinished, unfolding; concepts 482,798 Ant. incontinuous, infrequent,… …   New thesaurus

  • ongoing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ continuing; still in progress …   English terms dictionary

  • ongoing — [än′gō΄iŋ] adj. that is going on, or actually in process; continuing, progressing, etc …   English World dictionary

  • ongoing — 01. There is an [ongoing] dispute between the two countries regarding fishing rights off the coast. 02. Evaluation of students progress in English is [ongoing] throughout the session. 03. The people of Iraq are receiving [ongoing] assistance to… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • ongoing — on|go|ing [ˈɔnˌgəuıŋ US ˈa:nˌgouıŋ, ˈo:n ] adj continuing, or continuing to develop ▪ their ongoing search for a new director ▪ ongoing negotiations ▪ The discussions are still ongoing. →go on at ↑go1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ongoing — [[t]ɒ̱ngo͟ʊɪŋ[/t]] ADJ An ongoing situation has been happening for quite a long time and seems likely to continue for some time in the future. There is an ongoing debate on the issue... That research is ongoing …   English dictionary

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