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    in use - Dictionary definition and meaning for word in use

    (adj) (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)
    Synonyms : busy , engaged
    Example Sentence
    • her line is busy
    • receptionists' telephones are always engaged
    • the lavatory is in use
    • kept getting a busy signal
    (adj) currently being used
    Example Sentence
    • robots are in use throughout industry
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