Definitions

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  • n. A means of overcoming some obstacle, especially an obstacle consisting of laws, regulations, or constraints.
  • n. A procedure or a temporary fix that bypasses a problem and allows the user to continue working until a better solution can be provided; a kluge.
  • n. An impromptu and temporary response to an unforeseen problem or risk.

Etymologies

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A compound of work +‎ around

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  • "There are only so many hours in a day, but the most common workaround for devoted readers is surprisingly uninventive."

    Source: What does it mean for a journalist today to be a Serious Reader?

    January 22, 2018