in use


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Adj.1.in use - (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"
occupied - held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied"
2.in use - currently being used; "robots are in use throughout industry"
used - employed in accomplishing something; "the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker
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By a current or proper word I mean one which is in general use among a people; by a strange word, one which is in use in another country.