from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The depositing, storage, or warehousing of foreign merchandise while awaiting payment of duties, or transit or reëxportation without such payment; also, a warehouse or magazine where such storage is made, or a port where it is permitted.
- noun A mart, as a seaport or inland town, to which goods are sent to be distributed over a country or over the world wherever customers are found: as, London is the great entrepôt of the world; Shanghai and Hongkong are entrepôts for China.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A warehouse; a magazine for depositing goods, stores, etc.
- noun a port where merchandise can be imported and re-exported with paying import duties; a mart or place where merchandise is deposited.
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- noun Alternative spelling of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a depository for goods
- noun a port where merchandise can be imported and then exported without paying import duties
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The website it has financed - JunkScience. com - has been the main entrepot for almost every kind of climate-change denial that has found its way into the mainstream press.
A Singapore flagged EML-1 "entrepot" transfer station would be a great way to start and perhaps President Obama could be persuaded to support such a neutral flagged facility as an exercise in cooperative and collaborative international space policy.
Therefore an EML1 station with RLL owned and operated by a capitalistic "entrepot" nation would allow all of the above players to achieve lunar access without the need to develop their own lunar lander.
By neutral flagged, I mean an EML transfer station plus RLLs owned and operated by an entity such as Singapore or Isle of Man or another "entrepot" which can provide lunar access to any spacefaring nation that can get itself to that EML transfer station.
Tolkien's world feels physically huge but also sparsely inhabited, in many ways--none of the story of Lord of the Rings takes place in the kind of entrepot-for-adventure that most MMOG towns or population centers become.
The next object of our fleet was to be the bombarding of Granville, which is the great 'entrepot' of their Newfoundland fishery, and will be a considerable loss to them in that branch of their trade.
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors is poised tomorrow to deliver yet another slap to the cadre of railroad dreamers who have been hoping against hope, year after year, to restore freight service along the 10-years-dead Northwestern Pacific Railroad line and so develop the similarly stagnant Humboldt Bay into some kind of entrepot in Pacific Rim international trade.
The EML entrepot proposal inserts an independent player at a critical juncture - a player that will trade with everyone and facilitate anyone (regardless of nationality) who can contribute to the effort.
An historic entrepot city that is already a financial powerhouse.
My point is that an entrepot flagged Gateway could stimulate more rapid development of the Moon along the lines proposed by Dennis Wingo by stimulating a race for national prestige, in a commercial and non-military environment.