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foreign service

  
  
The foreign service is the government department that employs diplomats to work in foreign countries.  
  (AM)      n-sing   the N  
in BRIT, use diplomatic service     
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foreign  
1       adj   Something or someone that is foreign comes from or relates to a country that is not your own.  
...in Frankfurt, where a quarter of the population is foreign..., She was on her first foreign holiday without her parents., ...a foreign language..., It is the largest ever private foreign investment in the Bolivian mining sector.     
2       adj   In politics and journalism, foreign is used to describe people, jobs, and activities relating to countries that are not the country of the person or government concerned.  
ADJ n  
...the German foreign minister..., I am the foreign correspondent in Washington of La Tribuna newspaper of Honduras., ...the effects of US foreign policy in the `free world'.     
3       adj   A foreign object is something that has got into something else, usually by accident, and should not be there.  
FORMAL   usu ADJ n  
The patient's immune system would reject the transplanted organ as a foreign object.     
4       adj   Something that is foreignto a particular person or thing is not typical of them or is unknown to them.  
usu v-link ADJ to n  
The very notion of price competition is foreign to many schools...     


foreign body        ( foreign bodies    plural  ) A foreign body is an object that has come into something else, usually by accident, and should not be in it.  
FORMAL      n-count  
...a foreign body in the eye.     
foreign exchange        ( foreign exchanges    plural  )
1       n-plural   Foreign exchanges are the institutions or systems involved with changing one currency into another.  
On the foreign exchanges, the US dollar is up point forty-five.     
2       n-uncount   Foreign exchange is used to refer to foreign currency that is obtained through the foreign exchange system.  
oft N n  
...an important source of foreign exchange., ...foreign-exchange traders.     
Foreign Office        ( Foreign Offices    plural  ) TheForeign Office is the government department, especially in Britain, which has responsibility for the government's dealings and relations with foreign governments.      n-count   the N, oft N n  
...a Foreign Office spokesman.     
foreign service     
The foreign service is the government department that employs diplomats to work in foreign countries.  
  (AM)      n-sing   the N  
in BRIT, use diplomatic service     

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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foreign

  
1    alien, beyond one's ken, borrowed, distant, exotic, external, imported, outlandish, outside, overseas, remote, strange, unfamiliar, unknown  
2    extraneous, extrinsic, incongruous, irrelevant, unassimilable, uncharacteristic, unrelated  
  
Antonyms     
   applicable, characteristic, customary, domestic, familiar, intrinsic, native, pertinent, relevant, suited, well-known  

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n.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
[Leg.]
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
n.
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
n.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
adj.
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
n.
replacement of a rail transport service (tram, subway, train) with a bus
[Neologism] from "bus" and "substitution"
n.
app designed to let a person get a transportation service for a fee
Uber, Gettaxi, Taxi apps
n.
social services
n.
Information Handling Services Inc.
n.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
n.
buying or selling of goods tangible or intangible and services commonly on internet actually happen in cyberspace is called ecommerce or cyber commerce
[Tech.]
n.
a person - including intelligent programs - that uses computer or internet services
[Tech.]
n.
adoption of a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
n.
someone who does not use high-technology items or services on a daily basis
[Slang] "Amish" is the name of a religious group arisen in the 16th century, that resists modern world's changes (including technology, fashion etc.)
n.
network-based services that makes information available from multiple electronic devices by linking it to an account
[Tech.]
o.
eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically for good and services via cyber digital device.
[Tech.] eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device as cell phone
v.
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
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