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working

1. Maths a record of the steps by which the result of a calculation or the solution of a problem is obtained
3. (of a meal or occasion) during which business discussions are carried on

working

[′wərk·iŋ]
(communications)
Carrying on radio communication with a station by means of telegraphy, telephony, or facsimile for a purpose other than calling.
(mining engineering)
The whole strata excavated in working a seam.
Ground or rocks shifting under pressure and producing noise.
(navigation)
In sea ice navigation, making headway through an ice pack by boring, breaking, and slewing.

working

The alternate swelling and shrinking in seasoned wood, resulting from moisture content changes that occur with changes in relative humidity of the surrounding air; also called movement.
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Working poverty is not a short transition between welfare and 'decent' work for most of the working poor.
Proper cash flow forecasting is essential to successful working capital management.
In this example, the client must continue working after retirement for financial reasons and must change careers for health reasons.
A complex mix of conditions keeps these working class women in their place.
Two window cleaners working outside on the 102nd floor of one of the towers were killed in the crash.
Rumours of the death of working class consciousness in Britain have, of course, been greatly exaggerated.
You may get those "you're just a contractor" comments from people you'll be working with, and you "can't let that get to you," he advises.
With more people working odd hours, there now is a whole service industry set up to accommodate them - 24-hour restaurants, drug stores and dry cleaners.
After working at the Naval Research Laboratory, he became a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Liberal newspapers like The Washington Post and The Boston Globe put the story on their front pages, under such headlines as "Mothers' Employment Works for Children" and "Study Supports Working Moms.
Many of us working in rehabilitation have had the frustrating experience of working with a client who quits a wonderful job in response to some problem that, in our eyes, appears quite easy to solve.
Some of the means that are currently popular include telecommuting, working flexible hours and "hoteling.