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Meaning of owing

ow•ing

Pronunciation: (ō'ing), [key]
— adj.
  1. owed, unpaid, or due for payment: to pay what is owing.
  2. because of; as a result of: Owing to a mistake in the payroll department, some of us were issued incorrect checks.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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