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concrete

  

      n  
1   
a    a construction material made of a mixture of cement, sand, stone, and water that hardens to a stonelike mass  
b    (as modifier)  
a concrete slab     
2      (Physics)   a mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles  
      adj  
3    relating to a particular instance or object; specific as opposed to general  
a concrete example     
4   
a    relating to or characteristic of things capable of being perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions  
b    (as n.)  
the concrete     
5    formed by the coalescence of particles; condensed; solid  
      vb  
6    tr   to construct in or cover with concrete  
7    to become or cause to become solid; coalesce  
     (C14: from Latin concretus grown together, hardened, from concrescere; see concrescence)  
  concretely      adv  
  concreteness      n  
  concretive      adj  
  concretively      adv  


air-entrained concrete  
      n   a type of concrete throughout which small air bubbles are dispersed in order to increase its frost resistance: used for making roads  
concrete music  
      n   music consisting of an electronically modified montage of tape-recorded sounds  
concrete noun  
      n   a noun that refers to a material object, as for example horse  
   Compare       abstract noun  
concrete number  
      n   a number referring to a particular object or objects, as in three dogs, ten men  
concrete poetry  
      n   poetry in which the visual form of the poem is used to convey meaning  
musique concrète     (French)  
      n      another term for       concrete music  
prestressed concrete  
      n   concrete that contains steel wires, cables, etc., that are prestressed within their elastic limit to counteract the stresses that will occur under load  
reinforced concrete  
      n   concrete with steel bars, mesh, etc., embedded in it to enable it to withstand tensile and shear stresses  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
a model or example that shows how something works
I like to read books that are a paradigm of human life because I can learn from them.
nnpl.
to make a hole in ground, with a spade for example
n.
sentence containing all letters of a given alphabet at least once.The canonical example in English is: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'.
A perfect pangram contains each letter of the alphabet just once and thus is far more difficult to come up with. The best seems to be: 'Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx'.
n.
the mechanism of blocking certain features for people who don't pay, especially on freemium models, for newspapers for example
adj.
Not Formal. Example: Her informal demeanor at the galla struck everyone as irresponsible.
n.
a book that gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
n.
misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing (of the lyrics of a song for example)
Comes from "and Lady Mondegreen", a misinterpretation of the line "and laid him on the green" from the Scottish ballad "The Bonnie Earl O' Moray".
v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash
n.
using a lot of people (Internet users mostly) to contribute to a collective work. For example Wikipedia uses crowdsourcing
adj.
Quintessential means representing a perfect or typical example of something.
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
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.
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
n.
a new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.
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