digital republic

(名詞/可數) 數位共和國 - 該國公民可以在網路上取得幾乎所有政府服務的國家。

引句:
In Estonia, the only public service not available online is marriage. Dubbed the "digital republic", Estonia has the most advanced e-government in the world and nurtures a vibrant start-up community. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, joins Azeem Azhar to explore how … this digital republic is navigating the Covid-19 pandemic.
[Harvard Business Review, 20 April 2020]

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wildbelt

(名詞/可數,通常用單數) 禁建及禁止其他開發的地區 (以保護大自然並讓大自然可以恢復生機)。

引句:
A new "wildbelt" designation protecting land that is being restored for nature must be included in the UK government's planning reforms, it has been urged … This wildbelt designation would enable new land that currently does not do much for wildlife to be protected, so efforts to create or restore natural habitat or rewild the area are secure from future changes to land use.
[theecologist.org, 17 September 2020]

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gigafactory

(名詞/可數) 製造電動車電池的超大型工廠。

引句:
A £1.2bn project to build Britain’s first ‘gigafactory’ to supply electric batteries for the UK car industry could unravel without changes to UK state aid rules, according to the company’s chief executive.
[telegraph.co.uk, 4 October 2020]

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goldfish generation

(名詞/不可數) 金魚世代 - 在智慧型手機及其他科技盛行時代長大的世代,因此記憶力和注意力都很差。

引句:
As a result, it's feared, both our memories and our concentration are weaker … We have become, it seems, the goldfish generation, yes, the attention span of a goldfish. And it's not just adults we should be worried about — there's growing concern about the impact of smart devices on our kids' brains, concentration levels, and memory capacity too.
[irishexaminer.com, 30 January 2020]

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Japandi

(名詞/不可數) 將日本和北歐元素結合在一起的室內裝潢風格。

引句:
A mash-up of elegant Japanese minimalism and rustic Scandinavian simplicity, Japandi is a hybrid trend bringing together the best bits of two much-loved styles. Your home is your sanctuary and you take a less-is-more approach with uncluttered spaces, clean lines and a calm, subdued colour palette. At the same time, you want your home to feel relaxed and comfortable, lived-in and homely, so finding a balance between minimal and cosy is key.
[homesandgardens.com, 21 February 2020]

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philantourism

(名詞/不可數) 慈善旅遊 - 前往旅遊業需要支撐的地方度假和旅遊。

引句:
"Philantourism" is all about travel as a force for good… it's a natural evolution of voluntourism, but less of a commitment; you don't need to do anything after you arrive, other than enjoy the culture, buy local and put your spending money into the tourism economy.
[townandcountrymag.com, 17 June 2020]

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homecation

(名詞/可數) 在家裡度過的假期。這個字是由 home + vacation 拼綴而成。

引句:
“Our homes have never been more important or served more functions. They are our schools and our workplaces, and that can bring stress to our sanctuaries,” said Zillow home trends expert Amanda Pendleton. “A homecation can bring fun and joy back to our homes and give us some much needed time to unwind, reconnect and recharge.”
[zillowgroup.com, 21 May 2020]

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Generation Alpha

(名詞/不可數) 阿爾法世代;優等世代 (指 2010 年代出生以及將在 2020 年代出生的世代)。

引句:
A picture of Generation Alpha, if a blurry one, is starting to emerge. In various articles about its members, analysts have stated that they are or will grow up to be the best-educated generation ever, the most technologically immersed [and] the wealthiest.
[theatlantic.com, 21 February 2020]

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myco-architecture

(名詞/不可數) 利用真菌來設計和蓋建建築物的技術和措施。Myco- 這個字首意為「真菌;真菌類植物」(fungus,複數為 fungi 或 funguses)。

引句:
NASA researchers are investigating the potential of mycelia – the nutrient-absorbing, underground threads that make up a fungus's main bulk – to help construct outposts on the moon and Mars … With the right conditions, say the researchers, they can be coaxed into making new structures, ranging from a material similar to leather to the building blocks for a Mars habitat. The NASA researchers call it myco-architecture.
[earthsky.org, 22 January 2020]

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moon garden

(名詞/可數) 月亮花園 - 夜間觀賞的花園。

引句:
Night pollinators such as moths, native bees and bats are attracted to plants in a moon garden with white and pale-colored flowers that are intensely fragrant and produce a lot of nectar. As you walk through the moon garden, you can watch these varied and industrious third-shift pollinators as they go about their important work.
[familyhandyman.com, 14 May 2020]

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