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British pound, pound, British pound sterling, pound sterling, quid(noun)
the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
quid pro quo, quid(noun)
something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad(noun)
a wad of something chewable as tobacco
a portion suitable to be chewed; a cud; as, a quid of tobacco
to drop from the mouth, as food when partially chewed; -- said of horses
Origin: [See Cud.]
Quid is a French encyclopedia, established in 1963 by Dominique Frémy. It was published annually between 1963 and 2007, first by Plon and later by Éditions Robert Laffont, and was the most popular encyclopedic reference work in France. The presentation is very compressed, and abbreviations are used extensively in telegraph style. It uses very thin paper to get all the information into one volume. It is published each year in one volume about the size of a large dictionary. The motto of the work is "tout sur tout ... Et tout de suite ". Examples of the precise information included in Quid are: a) the use of moustaches among Austrian mailmen is forbidden to avoid them being confused with military officers; b) in 1850 there were 1,400,000 inhabitants in Finland, and c) in the West, a woman spends an average of 100 days of her life in ironing.
Quid is an 18-month old, approximately 50-person company located in San Francisco, with investors from the U.S., Korea, Singapore, the U.K, and Switzerland. The company has built a software product that augments human intelligence, transforming complex global information into actionable insight that helps companies and governments make more informed decisions. Quid currently serves Microsoft and other leading international clients, applying Quid software and intelligence to help them understand innovation.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Quid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #801
Rank popularity for the word 'Quid' in Nouns Frequency: #2339
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There's obviously no quid pro quo here.
There's no quid pro quo here, we're not asking for any money from the state.
They burn the tapes, they eliminate the email. Yes, you might not have had a direct quid pro quo in the emails, but there might have been hints of things going.
One of the oldest and well-accepted myths, which is the greatest enemy of truth in my view, is that one simply cannot maintain the best quality of life without consuming hazardous, toxic, and depleting substances. This myth has been persistent but unrealistic. Today, Innovative Scientists and Brilliant Green Chemistry Followers are defying this ancient myth of trade-off and "quid pro quo" - by apprpriately designing their chemical reactions, and selecting non-hazardous alternatives to otherwise toxic reagents. That's the way to to go! We must think Green, to keep our Beautiful Mother Earth Fresh and Clean - at all times.
l'un des mythes les plus anciens et bien acceptées, ce qui est le plus grand ennemi de la vérité, à mon avis, est que l'on peut tout simplement pas maintenir la meilleure qualité de vie sans consommer dangereux, toxiques et substances appauvrissant. Ce mythe a été persistant, mais irréaliste. Aujourd'hui, les scientifiques innovants et brillants disciples de la chimie verte défient cet ancien mythe de compromis et «quid pro quo" - en concevant apprpriately leurs réactions chimiques, et en sélectionnant alternatives non dangereux à des réactifs toxiques contraire. ce est la voie à y aller! nous devons penser vert, de garder notre belle mère la terre fraîche et propre - à tout moment.
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