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aegis


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  AEgis  \[AE]"gis\,  n.  [L.  aegis,  fr  Gr  ?  a  goat  skin,  a  shield, 
  ?  goat,  or  fr  ?  to  rush.] 
  A  shield  or  protective  armor;  --  applied  in  mythology  to  the 
  shield  of  Jupiter  which  he  gave  to  Minerva.  Also  fig.:  A 
  shield;  a  protection. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aegis 
  n  1:  kindly  endorsement  and  guidance;  "the  tournament  was  held 
  under  the  auspices  of  the  city  council"  [syn:  {auspices}, 
  {protection}] 
  2:  armor  plate  that  protects  the  chest;  the  front  part  of  a 
  cuirass  [syn:  {breastplate},  {egis}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  AEGIS 
 
    A  {Unix}  variant  that  was  used  on  {Apollo} 
  {workstations}  before  Apollo  was  bought  by  {Hewlett  Packard}. 
  AEGIS  has  some  advantages  over  standard  {BSD}  or  {System  V} 
  Unix.  It  includes  faster  file  access  and  a  richer  command 
  set  there  are  commands  to  find  out  which  {process}  is  running 
  on  a  particular  node,  which  process  is  locking  a  particular 
  file,  etc 
 
  (1997-02-25) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Aegis 
 
    A  {CASE}  tool  for  project  change 
  management,  from  the  {GNU}  project. 
 
  (1995-03-27) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AEGIS 
  Advanced  Electronic  Guidance  and  Instrumentation  System 
 
 




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