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baroque


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baroque  \Ba*roque"\,  a. 
  Irregular  in  form  --  said  esp.  of  a  pearl. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baroque  \Ba*roque"\,  a.  [F.;  cf  It  barocco.]  (Arch.) 
  In  bad  taste;  grotesque;  odd. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  baroque 
  adj  :  having  elaborate  symmetrical  ornamentation;  "the 
  building...frantically  baroque"-William  Dean  Howells 
  [syn:  {churrigueresque},  {churrigueresco}] 
  n  :  elaborate  symmetrical  ornamentation  [syn:  {baroqueness}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  baroque  adj  [common]  Feature-encrusted;  complex;  gaudy; 
  verging  on  excessive.  Said  of  hardware  or  (esp.)  software  designs, 
  this  has  many  of  the  connotations  of  {elephantine}  or  {monstrosity} 
  but  is  less  extreme  and  not  pejorative  in  itself  "Metafont  even 
  has  features  to  introduce  random  variations  to  its  letterform  output. 
  Now  _that_  is  baroque!"  See  also  {rococo}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Baroque 
 
  An  early  {logic  programming}  language  written  by  Boyer  and 
  Moore  in  1972. 
 
  ["Computational  Logic:  Structure  Sharing  and  Proof  of  program 
  Properties",  J.  Moore,  DCL  Memo  67,  U  Edinburgh  1974]. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-02-22) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  baroque 
 
  Feature-encrusted;  complex;  gaudy;  verging  on  excessive.  Said 
  of  hardware  or  (especially)  software  designs,  this  has  many  of 
  the  connotations  of  {elephantine}  or  monstrosity  but  is  less 
  extreme  and  not  pejorative  in  itself  "{Metafont}  even  has 
  features  to  introduce  random  variations  to  its  letterform 
  output.  Now  *that*  is  baroque!" 
 
  See  also  {rococo}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-02-22) 
 
 




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