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
How to use ongoing in a sentence
As a result, we’ve been doing a lot of planning around ongoing content strategies.‘The momentum is there’: In 2021, marketers are starting to see TikTok as a staple of the social budget|Kristina Monllos|February 12, 2021|Digiday
Buoyed by ongoing enthusiasm for those services, Disney’s stock closed Thursday at a record high of $191, up 58 percent since the beginning of November.Disney took in nearly $5 billion less in revenue over the pandemic-riddled holidays|Steven Zeitchik|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
This is especially true with our ongoing concern about new variants spreading in the United States.Masks should fit better or be doubled up to protect against coronavirus variants, CDC says|Lena H. Sun, Fenit Nirappil|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
In an email announcing her next moves, and the launch of her new podcast, Bry offered just one line at the end about her ongoing support of the campaign to oust Campbell.What’s Behind the Effort to Recall Council President Jen Campbell|Scott Lewis|February 9, 2021|Voice of San Diego
What’s more, there were ongoing allegations that a recommendation from the state that nursing homes accept coronavirus-positive patients led to an increase in elderly deaths.What to make of New York’s revised nursing-home coronavirus numbers|Philip Bump|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
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.
Despite the obvious ongoing problems with disease and access to basics, the future of Africa is bright.
If the ongoing Hollywood scandal were a teen thriller from the 90s.
Force, however, is required to stop the ongoing of a habit or impulse.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
It is at most a non-conformity to an impersonal, mechanically determined, ongoing nature.Theoretical Ethics|Milton Valentine
The processes of theory development have been the ongoing gift of many nursing scholars, theorists, and researchers.
The flow of life experiences provides ongoing opportunities for knowing self as caring person.
This epilogue highlights ongoing development of the theory by its authors and by other nurses.