Definition of workaround in English:

workaround

noun

Computing
  • A method for overcoming a problem or limitation in a program or system.

    • ‘Others are working to develop workarounds to server operating system file systems that will enable the true sharing of physical storage and stored data among heterogeneous hosts.’
    • ‘If the tool finds an active infection it implements a workaround to prevent the constant reboots that make patching really difficult.’
    • ‘Moreover, these schemes, unlike most firmwares, are designed to prevent software or drivers from doing things, which will limit the ability to make workarounds in software.’
    • ‘More information on affected systems, possible workarounds and how to obtain fixes has been published by CERT and is available here.’
    • ‘Oftentimes changes are made toward the end of development, and they program workarounds.’

Pronunciation:

workaround

/ˈwəːkəraʊnd/