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underway

[uhn-der-wey for 1; uhn-der-wey for 2] /ˈʌn dərˌweɪ for 1; ˈʌn dərˈweɪ for 2/
adjective
1.
occurring while under way:
the underway activities on a cruise ship.
2.
under way (def 1).
Origin of underway
1735-1745
1735-45; adj. use of the adverbial phrase under way; see way1
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adv.

1749, of ships, "having begun to move," from under + way. In reference to projects, activities, etc., it is attested from 1935.

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