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tip

1
1. a payment given for services in excess of the standard charge; gratuity
2. a piece of inside information, esp in betting or investing

tip

2
a glancing hit in cricket

tip

[tip]
(design engineering)
A piece of material secured to and differing from a cutter tooth or blade.
(electricity)
The contacting part at the end of a phone plug.
(electronics)
A small protuberance on the envelope of an electron tube, resulting from the closing of the envelope after evacuation.

TIP

tip

i. The extremities of airfoils, such as in wing tips.
ii. The angle of rotation of a reconnaissance camera about an aircraft transverse axis. Also called pitch.

TIP

(1)
Texas Instruments Pascal.

TIP

(2)
A Unix program for interactive communication via serial lines.

Unix manual page: tip(1).

TIP

(Trouble In Paradise) A freeware program from Gibson Research Corporation, Laguna Hills, CA (www.grc.com) that checks the health of Zip and Jaz drives. See click of death. See also tip and ring.
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Gulf News spoke to UAE residents about tipping and most people agree that it should not be socially mandatory.
"So I always ensure that I give the workers 20 per cent of the total amount I have paid for any service." As the service industry is not paying high despite a recent increase in the cost of services, tipping some 10-15 per cent would be highly appreciated by the poor workers, she added.
Spain tip five per cent Spain doesn't have a strong tipping culture, however tips are accepted and it is becoming more commonplace.
However, these developments are just the latest round in a recurrent debate over the advantages and disadvantages of tipping. Similar experiments with no-tipping policies and restaurant industry calls for the elimination of tipping occurred in the 1980s when a series of new laws increased restaurants' responsibilities for paying taxes on tip income.
As the TripAdvisor etiquette guide says "the delivery driver would obviously appreciate a pound", but "if you pick up the food from the takeaway restaurant, tipping would be inappropriate.
"This is putting a new social pressure on customers," says Michael Lynn, a professor at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, who studies tipping. "It's up to me to leave the change in the tip jar, or not.
An empirical investigation of the clothing variable can confirm clothing amount as a determinant of uniform sexiness that directly impacts consumer behavior on tipping. It is surmised that uniform sexiness increases as the amount of skin revealed increases.
Tipping Guide for Gratuitous Folks goes a long way toward meeting its goal of helping readers develop a "tipping persona." Whether generous or stingy each tipping decision should be based on reason but is often spur-of-the moment and intuitive.
Much of the literature on tipping is empirical and experimental, and reviewing it is beyond the scope of this article; the interested reader can refer to the literature reviews offered in Lynn and McCall (2000a), Lynn (2006), and Azar (2007a, b).
PRINCETON, NJ -- Tipping is a customary part of eating in a restaurant, although there is no widespread agreement on how much to tip.
Gladwell's 2000 book The Tipping Point, knowing that I admired Gladwell's reporting for The New Yorker magazine.
By Joe Heim Tipping is one of life's great mysteries.