Definitions for underwayˈʌn dərˌweɪ, -ˈweɪ
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currently in progress
"there is mischief afoot"; "plans are afoot"; "preparations for the trial are underway"
a road, track, path, or street for going under another way or obstacle
an underground passage, tunnel
a voyage, especially underwater
(computer science) subroutine
in motion, in progress; being done or carried out
Underway, or Under Way is a nautical term describing the state of a vessel. A vessel is said to be underway if it meets the following criteria: ⁕It is not aground ⁕It is not at anchor ⁕It has not been made fast to a dock, the shore, or other stationary object. If a vessel is adrift and not being propelled by any instrument or device, it is said to be underway, not making way. The concept of whether a vessel is or is not underway has important legal ramifications. For example, in many jurisdictions a child must be wearing a personal flotation device at the time the vessel is underway.
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