Category: Dictionary

WORKFARE

Workfare is a program in which participants perform work in exchange for their welfare benefits. Sometimes the term is used more broadly to refer to any program in which a recipient is required to participate in employment-related activities. (APTA)

WYE

An arrangement of tracks splayed like the letter “Y” but with a connection across the top, used to connect a track to both directions of another line or to turn rolling stock around.

ZIP

When one “compresses” (i.e., makes a smaller but equal copy) a file using “pkzip”, the resulting file is called a “zip”. It usually ends with the file extension “zip”.

ZONING

It is well settled that a municipality may divide land into districts and prescribe regulations governing the uses permitted therein, and that zoning ordinances when reasonable in object and not arbitrary in operation constitute a justifiable exercise of police power,…