Telework & Telecommuting: Common Terms and Definitions
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Telework (and Telecommuting) Telework (and Telecommuting) are working practices made feasible by: The reducing cost and increasing performance of computers and telecommunications; The ready availability of tools and services that support Open Electronic Networking (including the open Internet); Increasing willingness … Read More

Unfair terms in European Union
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In European Union, abusive clauses are clauses in consumer contracts that are considered void, unwritten as non-balanced for the consumer. Since Directive 93/13 of the Council of 5 April 1993, this type of clause is framed at European level. These … Read More

History of Blackjack
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Blackjack, also known as “21”, is the most commonly-played casino game in the world.The first known form of blackjack, as illustrated on gambling.com, was found in Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes’s short story “Rinconete y Cortadillo” early in the 17th Century. The game was called “ventiuna” (Spanish for twenty-one) and was played with the Spanish baraja deck, which had no eights, nines, or tens.

Terminology management software
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Terminology management software provides the translator a means of automatically searching a given terminology database for terms appearing in a document, either by automatically displaying terms in the translation memory software interface window or through the use of hot keys … Read More

Public service advertising
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The same advertising techniques used to promote commercial goods and services can be used to inform, educate and motivate the public about non-commercial issues, such as AIDS, political ideology, energy conservation, religious recruitment, and deforestation. Advertising, in its non-commercial guise, … Read More

e-Mail marketing terms
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Auto-responders : Automatic replies sent by the e-mail software of the recipient after receipt of an e-mail. Bounce backs e-mail sent back to the server that originally sent the e-mail. Bounce rate Ratio of bounced e-mails to total e-mails sent. … Read More

Organic search engines
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Google was started by two PhD students at Stanford University, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and brought a new concept to evaluating web pages. This concept, called PageRank, has been from the start important to the Google algorithm [1]. PageRank … Read More

Enquiry terms
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Terms Condiţii 1. We should be glad if you would quote your lowest terms for substantial quantities, f.o.b. (free on board), Hamburg/c.i.f. (cost, insurance, freight), Lisbon. 2. Will you let us know at the same time what your terms are/how … Read More

Slang names for poker hands
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In poker, players may often use slang terms for particular types of hands. Though most are recent neologisms, others date to poker’s antiquity. All such slang terms typically connect a common concept (from life experience or storytelling) to the hand, … Read More

Asian handicap
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An Asian Handicap is a sports betting term used to describe spread betting in football (soccer). Described as Asian because of its Eastern origins, the phrase has little else to do with the region. This form of soccer betting has … Read More

Beginner’s luck
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When someone with limited experience achieves better than expected results it is referred to as beginner’s luck. The term is most often used in reference to a first attempt in sport or gambling. For example, if Mike beats veteran golf … Read More

Bank job
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In gambling, a Bank Job is a term for putting all of your money on a particular betting option, for instance “Yankees to beat the Kansas City Royals is a Bank Job” It is often mocked by statements claiming people … Read More