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nature

  

      n  
1    the fundamental qualities of a person or thing; identity or essential character  
2    often cap, esp when personified   the whole system of the existence, arrangement, forces, and events of all physical life that are not controlled by man  
3    all natural phenomena and plant and animal life, as distinct from man and his creations  
4    a wild primitive state untouched by man or civilization  
5    natural unspoilt scenery or countryside  
6    disposition or temperament  
7    tendencies, desires, or instincts governing behaviour  
8    the normal biological needs or urges of the body  
9    sort; kind; character  
10    the real appearance of a person or thing  
a painting very true to nature     
11    accepted standards of basic morality or behaviour  
12      (Biology)   the complement of genetic material that partly determines the structure of an organism; genotype  
   Compare       nurture       3  
13      (Irish)   sympathy and fondness for one's own people or native place  
she is full of nature     
14    against nature   unnatural or immoral  
15    by nature   essentially or innately  
16    call of nature  
Informal, euphemistic or humorous   the need to urinate or defecate  
17    from nature   using natural models in drawing, painting, etc.  
18    in (or of) the nature of   essentially the same as; by way of  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin natura, from natus, past participle of nasci to be born)  


balance of nature  
      n   the stable state in which natural communities of animals and plants exist, maintained by adaptation, competition, and other interactions between members of the community and their nonliving environment  
human nature  
      n  
1    the qualities common to humanity  
2    ordinary human behaviour, esp. considered as less than perfect  
3      (Sociol)   the unique elements that form a basic part of human life and distinguish it from other animal life  
law of nature  
      n  
1    an empirical truth of great generality, conceived of as a physical (but not a logical) necessity, and consequently licensing counterfactual conditionals  
2    a system of morality conceived of as grounded in reason  
   See       natural law       2       nomological       2  
3       See       law       8  
Nature Conservancy Council  
      n   (in Britain) a body set up by act of parliament in 1973 to establish and manage nature reserves, identify SSSIs, and provide information and advice about nature conservation. In 1991--92 it was replaced by English Nature, Scottish National Heritage, and the Countryside Council for Wales,   (Abbrev.)    NCC  
nature reserve  
      n   an area of land that is protected and managed in order to preserve a particular type of habitat and its flora and fauna which are often rare or endangered  
nature strip  
      n     (Austral)  
informal   a grass strip in front of a house between a fence or footpath and a roadway  
nature study  
      n   the study of the natural world, esp. animals and plants, by direct observation at an elementary level  
nature trail  
      n   a path through countryside designed and usually signposted to draw attention to natural features of interest  
second nature  
      n   a habit, characteristic, etc., not innate but so long practised or acquired as to seem so  
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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.
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) .
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.
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]
n.
Forensic is used to describe the work of scientists who examine evidence in order to help the police solve crimes.
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
n.
using a lot of people (Internet users mostly) to contribute to a collective work. For example Wikipedia uses crowdsourcing
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.
to concentrate and to sacrifice
v.
1. the operation or work of cutting grass and curing it for hay 2. the act of taking full advantage of an easy opportunity
n.
someone who works as a dishwasher
[Slang]
exp.
a qué hora sales del trabajo?

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