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DISCO

DISCO  n.— «Senior officials of different power distribution companies (DISCOs) also termed the current loadshedding unprecedented, especially in rural areas, and said the present shortage was a catastrophe in Pepco’s history...

digital cliff

digital cliff  n.— «Whitsett goes on to explain the unique challenges that affect many rural residents. “According to the FCC, the strength of a digital signal depends on terrain, distance from the transmitters and the reception...

play pump

play pump  n.— «Two men in South Africa recognized that the average woman in rural Africa has to walk three miles to get clean water. And they created something called “play pumps,” which is a hydraulic system, in which they...

backhaul

backhaul  n.— «Research firm GeoResults measures the market for the wholesale transport of communications traffic, or “backhaul” as it is called, at $2.8 billion in 2007, and projects the market to grow to $15.3 billion by 2011...

Gini index

Gini index  n.— «The Census Bureau measures income disparity through an established method called the Gini index—named after Italian statistician Corrado Gini. The index measures the gap among incomes of all households.» —“Income gap...

flake

flake  n.— «The donkeys are inexpensive to keep. They eat a flake of hay a day and a Campbell’s soup tin of grain.» —“ These downtown professionals have made rural dreams a reality” by Donna Jean MacKinnon Toronto...