What is waste?

  • (noun): The trait of wasting resources.
    Example: "A life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"
    Synonyms: thriftlessness, wastefulness
    See also — Additional definitions below


WASTE is a peer-to-peer and friend-to-friend protocol and software application developed by Justin Frankel at Nullsoft in 2003 that features instant messaging, chat rooms and file browsing/sharing capabilities. The name WASTE is a reference to Thomas Pynchon's novel The Crying of Lot 49. In the novel, W.A.S.T.E. is (among other things) an underground postal service.

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WASTE - Versions
... As of version 1.7, WASTE comes in an experimental and a stable release ... WASTE 1.7.4 for Windows was released on 24 December 2008, and was current as of October 2009 ... This is a new branch on SourceForge created because of inactivity on the main WASTE development branch ...
... Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed of improperly, without consent, in an inappropriate location ... items may include furniture, appliances (white goods), old electronics (e-waste), abandoned vehicles or construction materials ... These categories of waste often contain hazardous materials ...
Life Support System - Human Physiological and Metabolic Needs
... activities on a space mission, and outputs a similar amount in the form of waste solids, waste liquids, and carbon dioxide ... converted through the body's physiological processes to 0.11 kg of solid wastes, 3.87 kg of liquid wastes, and 1.00 kg of carbon dioxide produced ... Additionally, the volume and variety of waste products varies with mission duration to include hair, finger nails, skin flaking, and other biological wastes in missions exceeding ...
South Ruislip Station - The Station Today
... A large West London Waste Authority bulk rubbish handling depot lies to the east of the station which sees a daily waste train in operation ... with the line to/from Paddington The lines to Marylebone presently pass either side of West Waste ... of a new Down Main track alongside the existing Up Main to the north of the waste transfer depot that will allow Chiltern services to be accelerated ...
Anaerobic Digestion - Applications - Waste Treatment
... Pressure from environmentally related legislation on solid waste disposal methods in developed countries has increased the application of anaerobic ... It may either be used to process the source-separated fraction of municipal waste or alternatively combined with mechanical sorting systems, to process residual mixed municipal waste ... If the putrescible waste processed in anaerobic digesters were disposed of in a landfill, it would break down naturally and often anaerobically ...

More definitions of "waste":

  • (verb): Run off as waste.
    Synonyms: run off
  • (noun): (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect.
    Synonyms: permissive waste
  • (verb): Use inefficiently or inappropriately.
    Example: "Waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
  • (noun): Any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted.
    Example: "They collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
    Synonyms: waste material, waste matter, waste product
  • (noun): An uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation.
    Synonyms: barren, wasteland
  • (verb): Waste away.
    Example: "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
    Synonyms: rot
  • (verb): Spend thoughtlessly; throw away.
    Synonyms: blow, squander
  • (verb): Get rid of.
    Example: "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
  • (adj): Located in a dismal or remote area; desolate.
    Example: "Waste places"
    Synonyms: desert, godforsaken, wild
  • (verb): Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief.
    Synonyms: pine away, languish
  • (noun): Useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly.
    Example: "If the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"
    Synonyms: wastefulness, dissipation

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    The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions .... You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you’re not going to change each other’s minds. It’s a waste of your time and my time.
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    I’ve often wondered why she laughed
    On thinking why I wondered so;
    It seemed such waste that long white hands
    Should touch my hands and let them go.
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