a tax levied by a local government on private property to pay the cost of local public improvements, as sidewalk construction or sewage disposal, that are of general benefit to the property taxed.
(in the US) a special charge levied on property owners by a county or municipality to help pay the costs of a civic improvement that increases the value of their property
noun 1. an astronomical observatory located on Mount Pastukhov near Cherkessk in the Caucasus, in the SW Russian Federation, having a 236-inch (6-meter) reflecting telescope, the largest in the world.
- Special boat service
noun 1. a unit of the Royal Marines specializing in reconnaissance and sabotage
- Special branch
noun 1. (in Britain) the department of the police force that is concerned with political security
To write unique code to handle input to or situations arising in a program that are somehow distinguished from normal processing. This would be used for processing of mode switches or interrupt characters in an interactive interface (as opposed, say, to text entry or normal commands), or for processing of hidden flags in the input […]