(in Britain) a formal assertion by a worker to his employer that absence from work for up to seven days was due to sickness. From 1982 this replaced a doctor’s certificate for the purposes of paying sickness benefit See also sick note
[kar-ik-ter-uh-zey-shuh n, -truh-zey-] /ˌkær ɪk tər əˈzeɪ ʃən, -trəˈzeɪ-/ noun 1. portrayal; description: the actor’s characterization of a politician. 2. the act of characterizing or describing the individual quality of a person or thing. 3. the creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters, as in a literary work. characterization /ˌkærɪktəraɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun 1. description of character, […]
verb (used with object), chastised, chastising. 1. to discipline, especially by corporal punishment. 2. to criticize severely. 3. Archaic. to restrain; chasten. 4. Archaic. to refine; purify. verb (transitive) 1. to discipline or punish, esp by beating 2. to scold severely
noun any retail store with a system allowing the customers to ring up their purchases without a cashier; also, such a system in a library or other business Examples Self-checkout goes smoothly until you get to the fruits and vegetables.
noun 1. an act or instance of making clean: Give the house a good cleaning. 2. Slang. an overwhelming or complete defeat, financial loss, or failure: Our team took a cleaning in yesterday’s game. 3. Informal. killing (def 3). self-cleaning adjective 1. (of an oven, filter, etc) having a mechanism to clean itself cleaning