Business / Agriculture / Barter: A form of countertrade in which goods having comparable values are exchanged under a single contract, within a specified period of time, and without any flow of money taking place. The U.S. government ran a barter program from 1950 to 1973, exchanging surplus agricultural commodities for strategic materials and for goods and services it otherwise would have purchased. In addition, barter agreements between the United States and Jamaica were signed in 1982 and 1983.

Barter Syndication

Technology / Television (TV) / Barter Syndication: A program distribution method in which the syndicator retains and sells a portion of the show’s advertising time. In "cash plus barter," the syndicator also receives some money from the station on w MORE


Business / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) / PageRank: A logarithmic scale based on link equity which estimates the importance of web documents. Since PageRank is widely bartered Google's relevancy algorithms had to move away from relying on PageRank and MORE

Brick Tea

Life Style / Tea / Brick Tea: Common grades of Chinese and Japananes tea mixed with stalk and dust and molded into bricks under high pressure. Originally these bricks were used by Asian travelers as convenient way to transport the MORE