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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the description of weather conditions at the present time and in the immediate future Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/11/2015
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the making of predictions about economic or political performance based on statistical analysis of currently available data

    Now-casting is relevant in economics because key statistics on the present state of the economy are available with a significant delay.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/11/2015


a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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