Definition of ongoing in English:

ongoing

adjective

  • Continuing; still in progress.

    ‘ongoing negotiations’
    • ‘Many of you have expressed an interest in continuing to see me for ongoing treatments.’
    • ‘The union would simply lose its say in the ongoing negotiations on the practical details.’
    • ‘It should be practiced on an ongoing basis and until you have developed the skill.’
    • ‘The new officer will bring the sport together and lead its ongoing development.’
    • ‘It is the allocation of these costs and benefits which is at the heart of the ongoing negotiations.’
    • ‘Its two separate roles are emergency response and an ongoing developmental one.’
    • ‘The first issue is whether or not you can afford these increased payments on an ongoing basis.’
    • ‘Currently work on the new branch is ongoing and it is expected to open later this year.’
    • ‘Officers today said they were investigating what had happened and an inquiry is ongoing.’
    • ‘The problem has been ongoing in Kew with councillors and the police pledging to get tough on the crime.’
    • ‘This has been an ongoing problem for many years and all that happens are more cuts are made to the police force.’
    • ‘The ongoing saga of the proposed development outside my front door has reared its ugly head again.’
    • ‘Discussions about the introduction of a ban have been ongoing since last year.’
    • ‘During those investigations the council provided ongoing support to the victims.’
    • ‘It certainly will help with our ongoing negotiations to obtain a football league share.’
    • ‘It is a widely held belief that continues to be a factor in their ongoing support of the war.’
    • ‘From these pictures we can deduce a number of recommendations for the ongoing care of the patient.’
    • ‘This consultation remains ongoing and as a result, no date has been set for closure.’
    • ‘The company continues to be dogged by an ongoing dispute with the Ordinance Survey.’
    • ‘Haphazard payers who dip in and out of the red on a regular basis may prefer an ongoing cheaper rate.’
    in progress, under way, going on, continuing, happening, occurring, taking place, proceeding, being done, being worked on, being performed, current, extant, existing, existent, progressing, advancing, evolving, growing, developing
    continuous, continuing, uninterrupted, unbroken, non-stop, round-the-clock, incessant, unending, constant, ceaseless, unceasing, endless, never-ending, everlasting, eternal, perpetual, unremitting, relentless, unfaltering
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Pronunciation

ongoing

/ˈɒnɡəʊɪŋ/