[on-goh-ing, awn-]


continuing without termination or interruption: ongoing research projects.

Origin of ongoing

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

Synonyms for ongoing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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actually in progressongoing 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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