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chimera


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chimera  \Chime"ra\,  n.;  pl  {Chimeras}.  [L.  chimaera  a  chimera 
  (in  sense  1),  Gr  ?  a  she-goat,  a  chimera,  fr  ?  he-goat;  cf 
  Icel.  qymbr  a  yearling  ewe.] 
  1.  (Myth.)  A  monster  represented  as  vomiting  flames,  and  as 
  having  the  head  of  a  lion,  the  body  of  a  goat,  and  the 
  tail  of  a  dragon.  ``Dire  chimeras  and  enchanted  isles.'' 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  vain,  foolish,  or  incongruous  fancy,  or  creature  of  the 
  imagination;  as  the  chimera  of  an  author.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Chimera 
  n  1:  (Greek  mythology)  fire-breathing  she-monster  with  a  lion's 
  head  and  a  goat's  body  and  a  serpent's  tail;  daughter  of 
  Typhon  [syn:  {Chimera},  {Chimaera}] 
  2:  a  grotesque  product  of  the  imagination  [syn:  {chimaera}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Chimera 
 
  A  modular,  {X  Window  System}-based  {World-Wide  Web}  {browser} 
  for  {Unix}.  Chimera  uses  the  {Athena}  {widget}  set  so  {Motif} 
  is  not  needed.  Chimera  supports  forms,  inline  images,  {TERM}, 
  {SOCKS},  {proxy  server}s,  {Gopher},  {FTP},  {HTTP}  and  local 
  file  accesses.  Chimera  can  be  extended  using  external 
  programs.  New  {protocol}s  can  easily  be  added  and  alternate 
  image  formats  can  be  used  for  inline  images 
  (e.g.  {PostScript}). 
 
  Version  1.60  is  available  for 
  {(ftp://ftp.cs.unlv.edu/pub/chimera)}. 
 
  {Home  (http://www.unlv.edu/chimera/)} 
 
  Chimera  runs  on  {Sun}  {SPARC}  {SunOS}  4.1.x,  {IBM}  {RS/6000} 
  {AIX}  3.2.5,  {Linux}  1.1.x.  It  should  run  on  anything  with 
  {X11}R[3-6],  {imake}  and  a  {C}  compiler. 
 
  (1994-11-08) 
 
 




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