ongoing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From on +‎ going, related to the verb go on.

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Adjective[edit]

ongoing (not comparable)

  1. continuing, permanent
  2. presently or currently happening; being in progress
    • 2017 September 27, David Browne, "Hugh Hefner, 'Playboy' Founder, Dead at 91," Rolling Stone
      The iconic "Playboy Interview" feature launched in 1962 with future Roots author Alex Haley interviewing Miles Davis (Hefner was a huge jazz aficionado and later founded the Playboy Jazz Festival) and would eventually feature many luminaries, setting the stage for the ongoing joke, "We really read Playboy for the articles."

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Noun[edit]

ongoing (plural ongoings)

  1. Something that is going on; a happening.
    • 1961, Floyd H. Allport, Theories of perception and the concept of structure
      We shall not be concerned here with the specific electrical or chemical changes that take place, but only with the fact of continuous ongoings as one of the elements for building a format of dynamic structure.

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