[on-goh-ing, awn-]
continuing without termination or interruption: ongoing research projects.

1855–60; on + going, after the verb phrase go on

proceeding, uninterrupted, unbroken. Unabridged
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ongoing (ˈɒnˌɡəʊɪŋ)
1.  actually in progress: ongoing projects
2.  continually moving forward; developing
3.  remaining in existence; continuing

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Word Origin & History

1877, from on + going (see go).
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Example sentences
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.
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