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[on-goh-ing, awn-] /ˈɒnˌgoʊ ɪŋ, ˈɔn-/
continuing without termination or interruption:
ongoing research projects.
Origin of ongoing
1855-60; on + going, after the verb phrase go on
proceeding, uninterrupted, unbroken. Unabridged
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  • In order to support old people, some proportion of ongoing production will need to be consumed by them in an ongoing basis.
  • Regular meditation may increase smarts and stave off aging, according to an ongoing study.
  • Thinking about patients as ongoing products of evolution.
  • The fact that you have had ongoing terror in this beautiful, civilized part of the world was fascinating to me.
  • Getting rid of weeds before they set seed is important to prevent ongoing problems.
  • By helping to get the word out, you can inspire people to join an ongoing effort or start one of their own.
  • Their rivalry is the longest ongoing rivalry in college football.
  • The services then list the ongoing auctions for those items.
  • Discussions are said to be ongoing with both of the remaining major labels.
  • The ongoing controversy over what to do about the financial meltdown has generated its defining cliche.
British Dictionary definitions for ongoing


actually in progress: ongoing projects
continually moving forward; developing
remaining in existence; continuing
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Word Origin and History for ongoing

also on-going, 1877, from on + going (see go).

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