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Asked in Definitions, Punjabi

What is a Punjabi?

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A Punjabi is a person from the Punjab, a part of India in the north of the coutnry.
Asked in Definitions, Hyperbole and Superlative

What does hyperbole do?

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Hyperbole is overstated emphasis for the purpose of giving enhanced definition to the importance of what is being stated without having to spell it out word for word.
Asked in Definitions

To work on own initiative?

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By seeing things that need to be done and doing them without asking someone. By making improvements to things that you have noticed could be made to make life easier. by doing things above and beyond your job description because you can see that someone needs help.
Asked in Academic Writing, Definitions, Newspapers and Magazines, Journalists

What is an editorial?

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An editorial is an article in a newspaper or magazine (or television or radio) that expresses the editor's personal bias.it is exactly what it sounds like that one thing that is written and read for is an editorial.....written by Jacob H...Editorial is not like sub-editor. It is a place in newspaper for reporter to give their idea.
Asked in Computer Terminology, Definitions, USB Flash Drives

What is a high speed usb host controller?

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A hi-speed USB host controller is basically a 2.0 usb port that replaces the 1.0 usb ports that were created a couple years ago. It's faster than the 1.0 usb ports, its still the same shape, but 2.0 has more power and better hardware incorporated. USB 3.0 is also available that is much faster than 2.0. That's the general term for USB2.0, it operates much more faster than USB 1.1 which is know as non Hi-speed. To find out if you have Hi-speed USB2.0 capable hardware: In Window XP:"Right click my computer, then "manage", select device manager and scroll down to USB controllers. Click the + then look for the word "Enhanced" in either of the host controller listed. If there's 1 with Enhanced, then you have USB2.0 capable hardware. See the related link for more info about USB1.1 and USB2.0
Asked in Science, Definitions, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii

What are the 5 oceans of the world?

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Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
Asked in Business & Finance, Loans, Definitions, Planet Mars

What is the meaning of 'Have you ever been bonded'?

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The concept of employee bonding is really an insurance matter relating to the employer’s efforts to protect itself against wrongful acts by its employees. In industries where employees have direct access to money or to property, the employer will often be keen to protect itself against the impact of employee theft. Also, certain businesses will be required by their customers to provide proof that they are bonded. For instance, customers of commercial cleaning companies might demand the cleaners be bonded. This provides both peace of mind (that the cleaners are trustworthy) and financial protection in the event of theft.
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What does lasting impact mean?

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Something that leaves a permanent mark on something else, such as when the earth was struck by a huge meteor eons ago that wiped out the dinosaurs; the meteor had a lasting impact on the planet.
Asked in English Language, Definitions

What does 'prove someone s undoing' mean?

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In this context, prove means, turns out to be. Undoing means ruin, disaster. So if something proves to be someone's undoing, it means that this thing, whatever it is (a life of crime, drug addiction, compulsive gambling, etc.) has ruined someone's life. Heroin addiction proved to be Frank's undoing.
Asked in Miscellaneous, Definitions

What is CAYTOA?

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CAYTOA is the International Mail Processing Centre in Toronto.
Asked in English Language, Definitions

How can you describe a leaflet?

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a printed sheet of paper, usually folded, to be handed out to the public, free of charge.
Asked in Name Origins, Definitions

Manhandled is it considered a form of abuse?

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Yes it is. Being Manhandled means a man putting his hands on a women and tossing or jerking her around
Asked in Idioms, Cliches, and Slang, Definitions

What is the meaning of piece mill?

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It's piecemeal - to do a job in small steps or pieces instead of all at once.
Asked in Literature and Language, Definitions

What is the meaning of canal?

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A canal is an artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation.
Asked in Definitions, Latin to English, English to Latin

What is declension?

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Declension organizes the non-verbal parts of speech so as to indicate case endings gender, and number. Case endings help relate the different parts of speech to the verb, and to the rest of the sentence. In the specific example of Latin, the cases are called as follows: nominative, for the subject of the sentence; genitive, to show possession; dative, for the indirect object; accusative, for the direct object; and ablative, for objects of prepositions. Gender indicates whether an object or person is feminine, masculine, or neuter. And number indicates whether the object or person is singular, in the case of one; or plural, in the case of more than one. In contrast to Latin, declension isn't strong in English. There are traces of its influence in the differentiation between singular and plural. There are even fewer traces in the differentiaton between cases. Nowadays, it tends to exist in the pronoun forms of he/him/his, I/me/mine, she/her/hers, they/them/their/theirs, and we/us/our/ours. And there are even rare sightings of gender, other than examples such as blond and blonde.
Asked in Miscellaneous, Definitions

What is Blancita?

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I've modified the previous answer here because it disregarded Spanish spelling, but was otherwise correct for the pronunciation "blahn-KEE-tah": "Blanquita", with "qu" instead of "c", means "little white girl" in Spanish. The root word is "blanco"/"blanca" which means white. and the -ita is used to show affection or it could also mean little. Most people think this is derogatory or mean, but in reality, it's not. it just depends on what way it's used. If you were asking about a word or name pronounced "blahn-KEE-tah", this is a good answer. I've never heard of "Blancita", which in Spanish would be pronounced "blahn-SEE-tah", and would be meaningless AFAIK.
Asked in Teen Dating, Definitions

What does it mean when you hit climax?

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Orgasm during sex and it can also mean to hit the high point or peak. "The man hit the climax of his speech, when he quoted Winston Churchill, to the delight of the crowd." and another example of 'climax' is: "The music reached a climax when the violin solo ended."
Asked in Relationships, Definitions

What is a male mistress called?

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A man-whore, a kept man, a gigolo
Asked in Definitions, Example Sentences

How do you use passersby in a sentence?

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Passersby are people who are passing by, for example on the street. Sample sentence: We were arguing so loudly that all the passersby turned and stared at us.
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Definitions, Linear Algebra

What is a math dictionary?

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A math dictionary (or a mathematics dictionary) is usually a dictionary of the definitions of common mathematical terms, formulae and examples of common diagrams and pictures for the uninitiated or those learning math.
Asked in Synonyms and Antonyms, Definitions

What is the opposite word for fighting?

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There are several kinds of fighting-- one refers to a battle, as in a war. The opposite of fighting a war is living in peace. Then there is another kind of fighting-- it refers to having a heated debate or an argument. The opposite would be collaborating or getting along or agreeing.
Asked in English Language, Definitions, Shoes

What is a shoe collector if a bibliophile is a book collector?

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A person who collects shoes as a hobbyist, shoes not to be worn but to illustrate the history, variety, or culture of shoes, would be called a 'shoe collector'. A person who collects shoes because they have a pathological addiction to acquiring shoes would be a 'shoe addict'.
Asked in English Language, Definitions, Energy Conservation

What is the best definition for conservation?

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Conservation is the protection and preservation of anything e.g. energy, wildlife, environment, natural resources, historical artifacts, books etc.