= free ; freely ; free of charge ; giveaway [give-away] ; gratis ; complimentary ; without charge ; pro bono ; at no cost ; no cost(s) ; free of cost ; cost free ; freebie ; for free ; without cost ; freely available ; costless ; free for the taking ; at no charge ; on a complimentary basis ; uncompensated ; with no charge. Ex: Late in 1986, the Medical Library took advantage of Cambridge Scientific Abstracts' free trial offer of its compact Medline on CD-ROM. Ex: The imposition of fee-based services may radically curtail the breadth of resources available to library users where historically information has been offered freely. Ex: Law centres employ qualified lawyers and they receive a waiver from the Law Society that allows them to provide their services free of charge. Ex: HUD publications range from give-away pamphlets to multi-volume research tomes = Las publicaciones HUD van desde los folletos gratuitos a tomos de investigaciones en varios volúmenes. Ex: Answers were obtained from 102 centres, 1/2 of which provide information services gratis, but some charges for photocopying. Ex: This is a classified, annotated guide to magazines which fall into the general category of house magazines available to libraries on a complimentary basis. Ex: There is a drop-in centre with a fully equipped sound recording studio and video editing suite offering guitar tuition and rehearsal space to local teenagers without charge. Ex: Pro bono work should be a part of professional duty, not looked on as a charitable act = El trabajo desinteresado debería formar parte de los deberes profesionales y no considerarse como un acto caritativo. Ex: Some commercial information providers are giving away a little information at no cost in order to attract customers onto the system. Ex: Respondents who preferred CD-ROM searching did so because they liked doing their own searches and the fact that there were no costs involved. Ex: An annexure reviews electronic journals available free of cost. Ex: In an attempt to overcome this problem, a group of small health related libraries responded by forming a cost free cooperative called GRATIS in 1982. Ex: The article 'Professional reference service with 'freebie' librarians' discusses the free online reference service offered by the Internet Public Library. Ex: In addition, most or all of the contents of the resources listed are available for free. Ex: The author looks at how 'free' information really is and whether we can continue to expect high quality information to be available without cost. Ex: Thus, resources should be freely available, or at the very last charge only nominal fees for their use. Ex: Another property of DSMA protocols is a provision for a graceful dynamic reconfiguration and costless protocol recovery after a lost token. Ex: The short answer of course is 'yes,' simply because we now live in a world where these resources are expected to be there, and many expect them to be there free for the taking. Ex: This latest move makes available at no charge more than 150 electronic publications for which fees were previously charged. Ex: Mountain bikes are available on a complimentary basis for guests who wish to explore the scenic north coast of the island. Ex: Employees routinely performed an average of 30 minutes of unrecorded and uncompensated work. Ex: If I take it back to the shop and say I dropped it accidentally, how likely are they to say they'll send it off for repair with no charge?. ---- * billete gratis = free ticket. * dar gratis = hand out + (for) free. * de forma gratis = on a complimentary basis. * de pago o gratis = fee or free ; fee versus free. * distribuir gratis = hand out + (for) free. * entrada gratis = free ticket. * nada es gratis = nothing comes without a cost. * nada es gratis en la viña del Señor = there is no such thing as a free lunch ; there is no such thing as a free ride. * obtener gratis = obtain + free. * recibir gratis = get + free. * repartir gratis = hand out + (for) free. * servicio gratis = frill.