New Guinea definition, New Guinea meaning | English dictionary



1    Territory of. a former territory of Australia, consisting of SE New Guinea and adjacent islands: now part of Papua New Guinea,   (Former name (1888--1906))    British New Guinea         
2    Gulf of. an inlet of the Coral Sea in the SE coast of New Guinea  
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Irian Jaya  
      n   the W part of the island of New Guinea: formerly under Dutch rule, becoming a province of Indonesia in 1963. Capital: Jayapura. Pop.: 1956300 (1995 est.). Area: 416990 sq. km (161000 sq. miles),   (Former names (until 1963))    Dutch New Guinea, Netherlands New Guinea            (English name)    West Irian  

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expression used to indicate that something happens very quickly
def.: new and inexperienced person
slang. Syn.: newbie, newb
Makes new purchases everyday keep up to make a new position with many individual connection gainers in the winning economy.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
brand of soup, mix of vegetables, image for new startups ?
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
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)
a new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"


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