Synonyms of working
1 employed • Like most working women, I use a lot of convenience foods.
employed • He was employed on a part-time basis.
in a job
2 functioning • the oldest working steam engine in the world
active • Guerrilla groups are active in the province.
operative • Make sure that the safety equipment is operative.
operational • The new space station will be fully operational by next year.
functional • We have fully functional smoke alarms on all staircases.
usable • blackened, but still usable, cooking pots and other objects
serviceable • His Arabic was serviceable enough.
in working order
3 effectiveDictionary • I used to have a good working knowledge of French.
effective • Antibiotics are effective against this organism.
useful • The police gained useful information about the organisation.
practical • people with practical experience of running businesses
sufficient • There was not sufficient evidence to secure a conviction.
adequate • an amount adequate to purchase another house
operationDictionary • computer systems which mimic the workings of the human brain
operation • Dials monitor every aspect of the operation of the aircraft.
running • the smooth running of the machine
action • Her description of the action of poisons is very accurate.
method • new teaching methods
manner • The manner in which young children are spoken to depends on who is present.
mode of operation
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actionThe action of a chemical is the way in which it works, or the effects that it has.
• Her description of the action of poisons is very accurate.
activeIf you say that a person or animal is active in a particular place or at a particular time, you mean that they are performing their usual activities or performing a particular activity.
• Guerrilla groups are active in the province.
• an amount adequate to purchase another house
Thesaurus for working from the Collins English Thesaurus
the operation or mode of operation of something
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