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ongoing meaning

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  • NounPLongoingsSUF-ing
    1. Something that is going on; a happening.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore ongoingSUPmost ongoing
      1. continuing, permanent.
        1. presently or currently happening; being in progress.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • In its ongoing efforts to nail the bad guys, the US Department of Homeland Security is investing heavily in the sniff test: "odourprint".
            • Studies are ongoing to test the possible beneficial effects of other thyromimetics.
            • The epidemics in Liberia and Sierra Leone have approached subcriticality at some point during the epidemic; the epidemic in Guinea is ongoing with no evidence that it is subcritical.

        Meaning of ongoing for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "ongoing" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
            Difficultness: Level 7
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            Definiteness: Level 3
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            Definite    ➨     Versatile
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