working
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. the manner of functioning or operating ; operation — usually used in plural <
the inner workings of the government
>
2. an excavation or group of excavations made in mining, quarrying, or tunneling — usually used in plural II. adjective Date: 1532 1. engaged in work especially for wages or a salary <
a working journalist
>
<
a working mother
>
2. adequate to permit work to be done <
a working majority
>
3. assumed or adopted to permit or facilitate further work or activity <
a working draft
>
4. spent at work <
working life
>
5. being in use or operation <
a working farm
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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