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1. In motion or operation.
2. Already commenced or initiated; in progress.
3. Nautical Neither anchored nor moored to a fixed object.

un′der·way′ adv.
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(ˈʌn dərˌweɪ, -ˈweɪ)

1. occurring while under way.
2. (of a ship) no longer in port or at anchor; moving.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underway - currently in progressunderway - currently in progress; "there is mischief afoot"; "plans are afoot"; "preparations for the trial are underway"
current - occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position"
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adjective in progress, going on, started, begun, in business, in motion, in operation, afoot An investigation is underway to find out how the disaster happened.
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[ˌʌndəˈweɪ] adj to be underwayessere in corso
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n. en camino; bajo estudio.
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