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    be under way

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    The study of space on a large scale with scientific instruments mounted on satellites is under way.

    The reactor programme which includes all important types of reactors available is now under way.

    There is also under way a search for new techniques of application of transistors.

    under way = in a condition to make progress; having started

    to be under way = to be in motion, as when a ship begins to move

    Thank you for your efforts.



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