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Papua

  

      n  
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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Dutch New Guinea  
      n      a former name (until 1963) of       Irian Jaya  

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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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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
n.
def.: new and inexperienced person
slang. Syn.: newbie, newb
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
v.
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
n.
brand of soup, mix of vegetables, image for new startups ?
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
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.
a new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.
n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
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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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