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[on-goh-ing, awn-]
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  1. continuing without termination or interruption: ongoing research projects.
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Origin of ongoing

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

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Related Words for ongoing

current, growing, continuing, open-ended, successful, extant, heading, marching, unfinished, advancing, developing, progressing

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British Dictionary definitions for ongoing


  1. actually in progressongoing projects
  2. continually moving forward; developing
  3. 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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