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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aurora  \Au*ro"ra\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Auroras},  L.  (rarely  used) 
  {Auror[ae]}.  [L.  aurora,  for  ausosa  akin  to  Gr  ?,  ?,  dawn, 
  Skr.  ushas,  and  E.  east.] 
  1.  The  rising  light  of  the  morning;  the  dawn  of  day  the 
  redness  of  the  sky  just  before  the  sun  rises. 
 
  2.  The  rise,  dawn,  or  beginning.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  3.  (Class.  Myth.)  The  Roman  personification  of  the  dawn  of 
  day  the  goddess  of  the  morning.  The  poets  represented  her 
  a  rising  out  of  the  ocean,  in  a  chariot,  with  rosy  fingers 
  dropping  gentle  dew. 
 
  4.  (Bot.)  A  species  of  crowfoot.  --Johnson. 
 
  5.  The  aurora  borealis  or  aurora  australis  (northern  or 
  southern  lights). 
 
  {Aurora  borealis},  i.  e.,  northern  daybreak;  popularly  called 
  northern  lights.  A  luminous  meteoric  phenomenon,  visible 
  only  at  night,  and  supposed  to  be  of  electrical  origin. 
  This  species  of  light  usually  appears  in  streams, 
  ascending  toward  the  zenith  from  a  dusky  line  or  bank,  a 
  few  degrees  above  the  northern  horizon;  when  reaching 
  south  beyond  the  zenith,  it  forms  what  is  called  the 
  corona,  about  a  spot  in  the  heavens  toward  which  the 
  dipping  needle  points.  Occasionally  the  aurora  appears  as 
  an  arch  of  light  across  the  heavens  from  east  to  west. 
  Sometimes  it  assumes  a  wavy  appearance,  and  the  streams  of 
  light  are  then  called  merry  dancers.  They  assume  a  variety 
  of  colors,  from  a  pale  red  or  yellow  to  a  deep  red  or 
  blood  color.  The 
 
  {Aurora  australis}is  a  corresponding  phenomenon  in  the 
  southern  hemisphere,  the  streams  of  light  ascending  in  the 
  same  manner  from  near  the  southern  horizon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aurora 
  n  1:  the  first  light  of  day  "we  got  up  before  dawn";  "they 
  talked  until  morning"  [syn:  {dawn},  {dawning},  {morning}, 
  {first  light},  {daybreak},  {break  of  day},  {break  of 
  the  day},  {dayspring},  {sunrise},  {sunup},  {cockcrow}] 
  [ant:  {sunset}] 
  2:  an  atmospheric  phenomenon  consisting  of  bands  of  light 
  caused  by  charged  solar  particles  following  the  earth's 
  magnetic  lines  of  force 
  3:  goddess  of  the  dawn;  counterpart  of  Greek  Eos  [syn:  {Aurora}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Aurora,  CO  (city,  FIPS  4000) 
  Location:  39.71227  N,  104.72977  W 
  Population  (1990):  222103  (99890  housing  units) 
  Area:  343.2  sq  km  (land),  0.6  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  80010,  80011,  80012,  80013,  80014,  80015,  80016,  80017,  80018,  80019,  80045 
  Aurora,  IA  (city,  FIPS  3835) 
  Location:  42.61924  N,  91.72977  W 
  Population  (1990):  196  (83  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50607 
  Aurora,  IL  (city,  FIPS  3012) 
  Location:  41.76763  N,  88.29304  W 
  Population  (1990):  99581  (35621  housing  units) 
  Area:  86.7  sq  km  (land),  1.5  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  60504,  60505,  60506 
  Aurora,  IN  (city,  FIPS  2782) 
  Location:  39.06641  N,  84.90329  W 
  Population  (1990):  3825  (1599  housing  units) 
  Area:  7.2  sq  km  (land),  0.4  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  47001 
  Aurora,  KS  (city,  FIPS  3425) 
  Location:  39.45164  N,  97.53008  W 
  Population  (1990):  101  (49  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67417 
  Aurora,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04408 
  Aurora,  MN  (city,  FIPS  2872) 
  Location:  47.53197  N,  92.24004  W 
  Population  (1990):  1965  (920  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.8  sq  km  (land),  0.4  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  55705 
  Aurora,  MO  (city,  FIPS  2548) 
  Location:  36.96990  N,  93.72037  W 
  Population  (1990):  6459  (2975  housing  units) 
  Area:  13.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Aurora,  NC  (town,  FIPS  2620) 
  Location:  35.30353  N,  76.78844  W 
  Population  (1990):  654  (296  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  27806 
  Aurora,  NE  (city,  FIPS  2690) 
  Location:  40.86574  N,  98.00312  W 
  Population  (1990):  3810  (1588  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68818 
  Aurora,  NY  (village,  FIPS  3188) 
  Location:  42.75218  N,  76.69887  W 
  Population  (1990):  687  (209  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  13026 
  Aurora,  OH  (city,  FIPS  3086) 
  Location:  41.31217  N,  81.34458  W 
  Population  (1990):  9192  (3478  housing  units) 
  Area:  60.3  sq  km  (land),  2.3  sq  km  (water) 
  Aurora,  OR  (city,  FIPS  3300) 
  Location:  45.22830  N,  122.75557  W 
  Population  (1990):  567  (229  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97002 
  Aurora,  SD  (town,  FIPS  2780) 
  Location:  44.28272  N,  96.68660  W 
  Population  (1990):  619  (210  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57002 
  Aurora,  TX  (town,  FIPS  4672) 
  Location:  33.05817  N,  97.51592  W 
  Population  (1990):  623  (244  housing  units) 
  Area:  8.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Aurora,  UT  (city,  FIPS  2740) 
  Location:  38.92036  N,  111.93243  W 
  Population  (1990):  911  (281  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Aurora 
 
  ["The  Aurora  Or-Parallel  Prolog  System",  E.  Lusk  et  al  Proc 
  3rd  Intl  Conf  on  Fifth  Generation  Comp  Systems,  pp  819-830, 
  ICOT,  A-W  1988]. 
 
 




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