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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Argus  \Ar"gus\,  n.  [L.  Argus,  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  (Myth.)  A  fabulous  being  of  antiquity,  said  to  have  had  a 
  hundred  eyes,  who  has  placed  by  Juno  to  guard  Io  His  eyes 
  were  transplanted  to  the  peacock's  tail. 
 
  2.  One  very  vigilant;  a  guardian  always  watchful. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  East  Indian  pheasants.  The  common 
  species  ({A.  giganteus})  is  remarkable  for  the  great 
  length  and  beauty  of  the  wing  and  tail  feathers  of  the 
  male.  The  species  {A.  Grayi}  inhabits  Borneo. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Argus 
  n  1:  (Greek  mythology)  a  giant  with  100  eyes;  was  guardian  of  the 
  heifer  Io  and  was  slain  by  Hermes  [syn:  {Argus}] 
  2:  large  brilliantly  patterned  East  Indian  pheasant  [syn:  {argus 
  pheasant}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Argus,  CA 
  Zip  code(s):  93562 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Argus 
 
    A  successor  to  {CLU},  from  LCS  at  {MIT}.  Argus 
  supports  {distributed  programming}  through  {guardians}  (like 
  {monitors},  but  can  be  created  dynamically)  and  {atomic 
  actions}  (indivisible  activity).  It  also  has  {cobegin}  and 
  coend 
 
  ["Argus  Reference  Manual",  B.  Liskov  et  al.,  TR-400,  MIT/LCS, 
  1987]. 
 
  ["Guardians  and  Actions:  Linguistic  Support  for  Robust, 
  Distributed  Programs",  B.  Liskov    et  al 
  TOPLAS  5(3):381-404  (1983)]. 
 
  (1995-12-28) 
 
 




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