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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A mine or quarry that is being or has been dug; The internal mechanism of a device.

Usage examples (35)
  • An understanding of the ribosome's innermost workings is important for a scientific understanding of life.
  • Our critics nevertheless call the workings inessential.
  • His workings were a one-man proposition and very ingenious.
  • Thomas Carlyle rightfully called "the dismal science," that is, the workings of the economy. for more
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