2009年5月31日 星期日

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24/7

adv.Slang.

Continuously; unceasingly.

[Short for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.]

每天24小時日以繼夜,每周7天(連續生產等)。


WordNet: webby
The adjective has one meaning:
Meaning #1: having open interstices or resembling a web
Synonyms: lacy, netlike, netted, webbed, weblike

widget

(wĭj'ĭt) pronunciationn.
  1. A small mechanical device or control; a gadget.
  2. An unnamed or hypothetical manufactured article.

[Perhaps alteration of GADGET.]


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On the Twittering, Facebooking, widgety frontier of politics, one of the webbiest sites this campaign season was born just a few days ago : a 24/7 online town hall, where voters, via text or video, can help craft their party's platform.
(By Jose Antonio Vargas, The Washington Post)




Modern Love: What is love now, in this age of 24/7 communication, blurred gender roles and new attitudes about sex and dating? We invite college students nationwide to submit a personal essay that illustrates the current state of love and relationships. The winning author will receive $1,000 and his or her essay will be published in a special "Modern Love" column on May 4, 2008 and on NYTimes.com.

Chasing The Sun

Manufacturers have the ability to run 24/7 operations all over the globe. The question: How do they do it successfully?

For many manufacturers, taking advantage of all 168 hours in a workweek is second nature.

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Ceaseless Society: Is 24/7 Good for Us?
Jon Kabat-Zinn, writer
LS Priyadarshi, Buddhist chaplain, visiting scholar, MIT

Jon Kabat-Zinn, faculty member at UMASS Medical School, Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, and author ofMeditation for Optimum Health,Full Catastrophe Living, andWherever You Go, There You Are, gives an overview of the effects of our 24/7 society and how it affects our mind, body and spirit. Additional comments by The Venerable Tenzin LS Priyadarshi, Buddhist Chaplain and Visiting Scholar, MIT.


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noun [C]
a Christian official who is responsible for the religious needs of an organization:
the college/hospital/prison chaplain

chaplaincy PhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhoneticPhonetic Hide phonetics
noun [C]
the job of a chaplain, or a building or office where a chaplain works


chaplain:專職司鐸;小聖堂服務的司鐸:受委任特別為某一團體或某一特殊會眾,經常從事某些牧靈工作的司鐸(法典564),包括(1) 軍中、醫院、學校和團體工作的專任神父(牧師),稱之為隨營司鐸或軍中神父、學校神父,或軍牧、校牧、院牧等;(2) 管理小教堂的專任神父,如國家元首私用小教堂的管理神父,即用此稱謂。

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