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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amoeba  \A*m[oe]"ba\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Am[oe]b[ae]};  E.  {Am[oe]bas}. 
  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  change.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  rhizopod.  common  in  fresh  water,  capable  of  undergoing  many 
  changes  of  form  at  will  See  {Rhizopoda}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amoeba 
  n  :  naked  freshwater  or  marine  or  parasitic  protozoa  that  form 
  temporary  pseudopods  for  feeding  and  locomotion  [syn:  {ameba}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  amoeba  n.  Humorous  term  for  the  Commodore  Amiga  personal 
  computer. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Amoeba 
 
  1.    A  distributed  {operating  system} 
  developed  by  {Andrew  S.  Tanenbaum}  and  others  of  {Vrije 
  Universiteit  Amsterdam}.  Amoeba  is  only  available  under 
  licence  from  the  VUA,  but  is  free  of  charge  and  includes  all 
  {source},  {binaries}  and  documentation. 
 
  {Home  (http://www.am.cs.vu.nl/)}. 
 
  [Features?] 
 
  2.    A  derogatory  term  for  {Commodore}'s 
  {Amiga}  {personal  computer}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1997-05-07) 
 
 




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