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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Booster  \Boost"er\,  n.  (Elec.) 
  An  instrument  for  regulating  the  electro-motive  force  in  an 
  alternating-current  circuit;  --  so  called  because  used  to 
  ``boost'',  or  raise,  the  pressure  in  the  circuit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  booster 
  n  1:  a  person  who  backs  a  politician  or  a  team  etc.;  "all  their 
  supporters  came  out  for  the  game";  "they  are  friends  of 
  the  library"  [syn:  {supporter},  {protagonist},  {champion}, 
  {admirer},  {friend}] 
  2:  someone  who  is  an  active  supporter  and  advocate  [syn:  {promoter}, 
  {plugger}] 
  3:  a  thief  who  steals  goods  that  are  on  display  in  a  store 
  [syn:  {shoplifter}] 
  4:  the  first  stage  of  a  multistage  rocket  [syn:  {booster  rocket}, 
  {booster  unit},  {multistage  rocket},  {takeoff  booster},  {takeoff 
  rocket}] 
  5:  an  additional  dose  that  makes  sure  the  first  dose  was 
  effective  [syn:  {booster  dose},  {booster  shot},  {recall 
  dose}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Booster 
 
  A  {data-parallel}  language. 
 
  "The  Booster  Language",  E.  Paalvast  TR  PL  89-ITI-B-18,  Inst 
  voor  Toegepaste  Informatica  TNO,  Delft,  1989. 
 
 




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