First past the post

A first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting is the second most popular voting system for electing members of parliament.


In a single-member election, the candidate with the highest number (but not necessarily a majority) of votes is elected. In a multiple-member election, if there are five vacancies, then the five candidates with the greatest numbers of votes are elected: this is described as winner takes all.


FPTP voting is used in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, India and Pakistan.


First past the post

In horse racing, the idiom "first past the post" refers to the first horse/jockey to reach the finish line and win a race.
My horse was first past the post in the race.

High-definition

The term "high-definition" is commonly abbreviated as "HD" and is used to express a technology that has a much clearer picture and/or sound than standard definition (SD).


SD has a resolution of 640 × 480 (307,200) pixels, aspect ratio 4:3
HD has a resolution of 1920 × 1080 (2,073,600) pixels, aspect ratio 16:9
Ultra HD (UHD 4K) has a resolution of 3840×2160 (8,294,400) pixels, aspect ratio 16:9


The number of pixels determine the quality of the image. The higher the pixel count, the more detail that you can possibly get.
High-definition

define

1. To describe the meaning of a word.
In this exam, the participant has to define a couple of words.


2. To describe something clearly with its exact limits.
All rules and restrictions are defined in the third paragraph.


See: definition

definition

Definition is the quality of distinction. For instance, "definition of an image (sharpness)", "definition of a sound (clarity)".


For example, the term "high-definition" is used to express a technology that has a much clearer picture and/or sound.

definition

A definition is a statement that describes the meaning of a term or expression. A definition defines a word using other words. Therefore, this can be challenging sometimes. Most dictionaries include example sentences to illustrate sense and grammatical usage.

Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's marketing efforts.


References

  • Language Education Today: Between Theory and Practice by Georgeta Rata (P:120)

grantor

With the typical deed, the seller, current owner or provider of any conveyance is normally considered the grantor. Most states require that deed grantors be legally competent and be clearly and accurately identified in the deed.
See: grant, grantee


References

  • Own It! Real Estate Dictionary (Volume 8) by William E Keeler

grantee

Grantee is the person to whom a grant is made. The one who receives the property from the grantor. With the typical deed, the buyer or recipient of any conveyance of property is normally called the grantee. Legal capacity and the grantee's signature are not required; however, the grantee must be alive when the deed is delivered.


References

  • Own It! Real Estate Dictionary (Volume 8) by William E Keeler

grant

In law, "grant" is the transfer an interest in real property from a title holder (grantor) to a person (called the grantee) with or without payment.

grant

1. Allowing something that is requested.
The United States granted permanent residence to 300,000 applicants who work in high-tech industry.


2. To accept that something is true, often before expressing that still your opinion does not change.
I'll grant you that he is not succeed it this time but I still believe in him.


3. Amount of money given by a government or other organization (called the grantor) for a particular purpose such as education or research.

Goodwill

In business, "goodwill" refers to the reputation of a business. In selling a business, it represents non-physical assets such as brand recognition, customer loyalty, patents, copyrights, and trademarks.


Goodwill is considered an intangible asset in an acquisition because it is not a physical asset like shares, property, or equipment.
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Goodwill

"Goodwill" refers to a friendly or helpful attitude towards other people.
Government released all protesters being held in jail, as a goodwill gesture.

furry

The term "furry" is used to describe people who like to dress up in animal costumes. Furries pretend to be anthropomorphic animals with human characteristics, more likely as a cartoon version of animals rather than a real animal. This enthusiasm and the community is referred to as "furry fandom". Around quarter of a million people in the US identify themselves as “furries”.


:: Sexual attraction? ::
The community holds different views about sexual attraction to furry characters.
In one survey with 4300 furry respondents, 37% answered that sexual attraction is important in their furry activities, 38% were ambivalent, and 24% answered that it has little or nothing to do with their furry activities. --Wikipedia
furry
Eurofurence furries gathering in Berlin in August 2016.


:: More Info ::
Furry fandom - Wikipedia
One of the most popular furry social networking site - Furaffinity.net


furry

An adjective that refers to something covered with fur. For instance, a furry animal.

fraud

The term "Fraud" refers to an intentional false representation including concealment of material fact, which is used to induce another person to act, which act causes a loss of money or legal rights.


Also, a person who pretends to be someone who is not, is called fraud. For instance, someone who is pretending to be a doctor.

fraud

Fraud is the crime of taking one's right, money or property by deceiving victims with an intentional perversion of truth.


Most common types of fraud include credit card fraud, insurance fraud, online sales of fake products, check fraud, charity fraud, identity fraud, and online banking fraud.

Eminent domain

A legal term referring to the power of the government to take, through condemnation, private property for a public use upon the payment of fair compensation.


The property owner does not have the right of objection about condemnation, but they can challenge whether it's fair market value.

Condemnation

The taking of private property for public use once payment of a fair compensation to the owner has been made. The property is taken under the power of eminent domain by the federal or local government.
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