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courtesy  

  ( courtesies    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Courtesy is politeness, respect, and consideration for others.  
FORMAL  
(=politeness)  

...a gentleman who behaves with the utmost courtesy towards ladies..., He did not even have the courtesy to reply to my fax.     
2       n-sing   If you refer to thecourtesyof doing something, you are referring to a polite action.  
FORMAL   usu the N of -ing/n  
By extending the courtesy of a phone call to my clients, I was building a personal relationship with them...     
3       n-count   Courtesies are polite, conventional things that people say in formal situations.  
FORMAL   usu pl  
4       adj   Courtesy is used to describe services that are provided free of charge by an organization to its customers, or to the general public.  
ADJ n  
A courtesy shuttle bus operates between the hotel and the town., ...a courtesy phone.     
5       adj   A courtesy call or a courtesy visit is a formal visit that you pay someone as a way of showing them politeness or respect.  
ADJ n  
The President paid a courtesy call on Emperor Akihito.     
6       n-uncount   A courtesy title is a title that someone is allowed to use, although it has no legal or official status.  
N n, by N  
Both were accorded the courtesy title of Lady...     
7    If something is provided courtesy of someone or by courtesy of someone, they provide it. You often use this expression in order to thank them.  
(by) courtesy of      prep-phrase  
The waitress brings over some congratulatory glasses of champagne, courtesy of the restaurant...     
8    If you say that one thing happens courtesy of another or by courtesy of another, you mean that the second thing causes or is responsible for the first thing.  
(by) courtesy of      prep-phrase  
The air was fresh, courtesy of three holes in the roof..., As millions will have seen, by courtesy of the slow motion re-runs, the referee made a mistake.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
[Bus.]
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
give a phone call
E.g.: Just give me a ring when you want to go out.
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
n.
Medical Regulation of Emergencies Regional Call Center
See Medical Regulator Physician
n.
a text or graphic element meant to prompt the user to click on a link
[Tech.] the most common call-to-actions are buttons or banners
n.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
o.
Online or digital asset or value in cyberspace is simply call virtual property.
[Tech.];[Leg.] online digital assets
n.
also FCR, a customer-service indicator used in the call center industry.
[Bus.]
n.
Physician Led management of Medical Emergencies from Emergency Call to Hospital intensive Care and GP emergencies in a SAMU in a global Integrated EMS
Medical term

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