workaround

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work +‎ around

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workaround (plural workarounds)

  1. A means of overcoming some obstacle, especially an obstacle consisting of laws, regulations, or constraints.
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      More significantly, rigid deference to Bieber’s still-young core fan base keeps things resolutely PG, with any acknowledgement of sex either couched in vague “touch your body” workarounds or downgraded to desirous hand-holding and eye-gazing.
  2. (computing) A procedure or a temporary fix that bypasses a problem and allows the user to continue working until a better solution can be provided; a kluge.
  3. (project management) An impromptu and temporary response to an unforeseen problem or risk.

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