continental rise definition, continental rise meaning | English dictionary




      n   the. the mainland of Europe as distinguished from the British Isles  

continent   [1]  
1    one of the earth's large land masses (Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and Antarctica)  
2    that part of the earth's crust that rises above the oceans and is composed of sialic rocks. Including the continental shelves, the continents occupy 30 per cent of the earth's surface  
3    Obsolete  
a    mainland as opposed to islands  
b    a continuous extent of land  
     (C16: from the Latin phrase terra continens continuous land, from continere; see contain)  
  continental      adj  
  continentally      adv  
continent   [2]  
1    able to control urination and defecation  
2    exercising self-restraint, esp. from sexual activity; chaste  
     (C14: from Latin continent-, present participle of continere; see contain)  
  continence, continency      n  
  continently      adv  
Dark Continent  
      n   the. a term for Africa when it was relatively unexplored  
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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.
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