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Words nearby ongoing
What does ongoing mean?
Ongoing means continuing without interruption or a scheduled end. Something that’s described as ongoing has been happening for a while and is expected to continue to happen.
Example: I’m so tired of this ongoing argument with Kathy—no matter what I do, it just never stops.
Where does ongoing come from?
The first records of the word ongoing as an adjective meaning “continuing” come from around the mid-1800s. It was used earlier as a noun meaning “that which is happening or continuing,” much like how we use the term goings-on. The adjective ongoing is based on the verb phrase go on, meaning “to proceed or continue” or “to happen or take place,” as in How long has this been going on?
If something is ongoing, it’s going on right now, it has been going on, and it will continue to go on. An ongoing relationship is one that two people or parties have been in for a while. Ongoing relationships are sometimes the source of ongoing drama. If police describe an investigation as ongoing, they mean it’s in progress and is planned to continue. An ongoing series on a website or another media platform is one that will continue to be added to, such as with additional articles or episodes.
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How is ongoing used in real life?
Ongoing can be used in many different contexts to describe things that are in progress or are continuing.
I don't grade anymore. Haven't for a few years now. We develop an ongoing feedback loop, and students grade themselves. It's wonderful to watch them direct their own learning. They take ownership and pride in their work. 1/
— Jessica Zeller (@jessicazeller) April 23, 2020
are you emotionally attached to a show that is currently ongoing to the point where you don’t know what you’re going to do once the show ends or are you normal
— ً (@brightIive) April 28, 2020
I am proud to announce that NASA announced the name of their Mars 2020 Helicopter technology demonstrator as “Ingenuity.” @Qualcomm has had an ongoing relationship with @NASAJPL since 2017, working together on a number of efforts, using our #Snapdragon Flight 801 board.
— Cristiano R. Amon (@cristianoamon) May 1, 2020
Try using ongoing!
Which of the following words is a synonym of ongoing?
D. none of the above
Example sentences from the Web for ongoing
Will the Pam/Krieger relationship be an ongoing theme this season?
Will we discover whether or not Krieger is a clone this season, and will that be an ongoing plotline?
Her new comments will only add to ongoing speculation that the Yorks plan, one day, to remarry.
If the ongoing Hollywood scandal were a teen thriller from the 90s.
This story is part of an ongoing project by InsideClimate News and the Center for Public Integrity.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My budget has funded a responsible increase in our ongoing operations.
Being dead, it yet lives, and we are the channel of its ongoing.Our Part in the Great War|Arthur Gleason
The ongoing border fights with Wales and Scotland were fought by England's feudal army.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
Each of us is part of the ongoing creation of nursing as we share our experience of nursing.Nursing as Caring|Anne Boykin
He believes he will win because he is in league with the ongoing forces of our civilization.Chapters in Rural Progress|Kenyon L. Butterfield