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quantity  

  ( quantities    plural  )
1       n-var   A quantity is an amount that you can measure or count.  
...a small quantity of water., ...vast quantities of food..., Cheap goods are available, but not in sufficient quantities to satisfy demand...     
2       n-uncount   Things that are produced or available in quantity are produced or available in large amounts.  
After some initial problems, acetone was successfully produced in quantity...     
3       n-uncount   You can use quantity to refer to the amount of something that there is, especially when you want to contrast it with its quality.   (=amount)  
...the less discerning drinker who prefers quantity to quality...     
4    If you say that someone or something is an unknown quantity, you mean that not much is known about what they are like or how they will behave.  
unknown quantity      phrase   v-link PHR  
He is an unknown quantity for his rivals.     


quantity surveyor        ( quantity surveyors    plural  ) A quantity surveyor is a person who calculates the cost and amount of materials and workers needed for a job such as building a house or a road.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
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n.
A day's work ; a fixed or definite amount of work ; a work quota.
Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,. ;[Slang];[US]; Etymology : comes from dog, the o has been change in a a. Ex.: Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? Alasdair Gray,.
n.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
adj.
enough in quantity or quality
Sentence: My parents consulted me about what would be an adequate for the money for the trip.
n.
Work In Progress
can be used as an adjectif : this program is WIP
n.
grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
exp.
work perfectly performed
When I asked the students to do their homework, they did a bang up job.
adv.
wORK REQUIRED TO RESTORE INCLUDES EMERGENT WORK.
[US] DEFFINATION
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
exp.
1.act silly; 2. avoid work
[Slang]
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
work and operations made in drilling for maintaining petroleum or Gas wells effective
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
n.
using a lot of people (Internet users mostly) to contribute to a collective work. For example Wikipedia uses crowdsourcing
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice
n.
someone who works as a dishwasher
[Slang]
n.
a model or example that shows how something works
[UK] I like to read books that is a paradigm of human life because I can learn from it.
n.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children. unicef.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF

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