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  11  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Core  \Core\,  n.  (Elec.) 
  A  mass  of  iron,  usually  made  of  thin  plates,  upon  which  the 
  conductor  of  an  armature  or  of  a  transformer  is  wound. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Core  \Core\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cord}  (k?rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Coring}.] 
  1.  To  take  out  the  core  or  inward  parts  of  as  to  core  an 
  apple. 
 
  He's  likee  a  corn  upon  my  great  toe  .  .  .  he  must  be 
  cored  out  --Marston. 
 
  2.  To  form  by  means  of  a  core,  as  a  hole  in  a  casting. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Core  \Core\,  n.  [Cf.  {Chore}.]  (Mining.) 
  A  miner's  underground  working  time  or  shift.  --Raymond. 
 
  Note:  The  twenty-four  hours  are  divided  into  three  or  four 
  cores. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Core  \Core\,  n.  [Heb.  k[=o]r:  cf  Gr  ko`ros.] 
  A  Hebrew  dry  measure;  a  cor  or  homer.  --Num.  xi  32  (Douay 
  version). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Core  \Core\,  n.  [OF.  cor,  coer,  cuer,  F.  c[oe]ur,  fr  L.  cor 
  heart.  See  {Heart}.] 
  1.  The  heart  or  inner  part  of  a  thing  as  of  a  column,  wall, 
  rope,  of  a  boil,  etc.;  especially,  the  central  part  of 
  fruit,  containing  the  kernels  or  seeds;  as  the  core  of  an 
  apple  or  quince. 
 
  A  fever  at  the  core,  Fatal  to  him  who  bears,  to  all 
  who  ever  bore.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  The  center  or  inner  part  as  of  an  open  space;  as  the 
  core  of  a  square.  [Obs.]  --Sir  W.  Raleigh. 
 
  3.  The  most  important  part  of  a  thing  the  essence;  as  the 
  core  of  a  subject. 
 
  4.  (Founding)  The  prtion  of  a  mold  which  shapes  the  interior 
  of  a  cylinder,  tube,  or  other  hollow  casting,  or  which 
  makes  a  hole  in  or  through  a  casting;  a  part  of  the  mold, 
  made  separate  from  and  inserted  in  it  for  shaping  some 
  part  of  the  casting,  the  form  of  which  is  not  determined 
  by  that  of  the  pattern. 
 
  5.  A  disorder  of  sheep  occasioned  by  worms  in  the  liver. 
  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  6.  (Anat.)  The  bony  process  which  forms  the  central  axis  of 
  the  horns  in  many  animals. 
 
  {Core  box}  (Founding),  a  box  or  mold,  usually  divisible,  in 
  which  cores  are  molded. 
 
  {Core  print}  (Founding),  a  projecting  piece  on  a  pattern 
  which  forms,  in  the  mold,  an  impression  for  holding  in 
  place  or  steadying  a  core. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Core  \Core\  (k[=o]r),  n.  [F.  corps.  See  {Corps}.] 
  A  body  of  individuals;  an  assemblage.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  was  in  a  core  of  people.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cor  \Cor\  (k[^o]r),  n.  [Heb.  k[=o]r.] 
  A  Hebrew  measure  of  capacity;  a  homer.  [Written  also  {core}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  core 
  n  1:  a  small  group  of  indispensable  persons  or  things  "five 
  periodicals  make  up  the  core  of  their  publishing 
  program"  [syn:  {nucleus},  {core  group}] 
  2:  the  center  of  an  object;  "do  not  eat  the  apple  core" 
  3:  the  central  part  of  the  earth 
  4:  the  choicest  or  most  essential  or  most  vital  part  of  some 
  idea  or  experience:  "the  gist  of  the  prosecutor's 
  argument";  "the  nub  of  the  story"  [syn:  {kernel},  {substance}, 
  {center},  {essence},  {gist},  {heart},  {inwardness},  {marrow}, 
  {meat},  {nub},  {pith},  {sum},  {nitty-gritty}] 
  5:  a  cylindrical  sample  of  soil  or  rock  obtained  with  a  hollow 
  drill 
  6:  the  central  meaning  or  theme  of  a  speech  or  literary  work 
  [syn:  {effect},  {essence},  {burden},  {gist}] 
  7:  the  region  of  a  nuclear  reactor  containing  the  fissile 
  material  where  the  reaction  takes  place 
  8:  a  rod  of  magnetic  material  (as  soft  iron)  that  passes 
  through  a  coil  and  serves  to  increase  the  inductance  of 
  the  coil 
  v  :  remove  the  core  or  center  from  "core  an  apple" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Core,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26529 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  core  n.  Main  storage  or  RAM.  Dates  from  the  days  of 
  ferrite-core  memory;  now  archaic  as  techspeak  most  places  outside  IBM, 
  but  also  still  used  in  the  Unix  community  and  by  old-time  hackers  or 
  those  who  would  sound  like  them  Some  derived  idioms  are  quite  current; 
  `in  core',  for  example,  means  `in  memory'  (as  opposed  to  `on  disk'),  and 
  both  {core  dump}  and  the  `core  image'  or  `core  file'  produced  by  one  are 
  terms  in  favor.  Some  varieties  of  Commonwealth  hackish  prefer  {store}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  core 
 
  1.    {Main  memory}  or  {RAM}.  This  term  dates  from  the 
  days  of  {ferrite  core  memory};  now  archaic  most  places  outside 
  {IBM},  but  also  still  used  in  the  {Unix}  community  and  by 
  old-time  {hackers}  or  those  who  would  sound  like  them 
 
  Some  derived  idioms  are  quite  current;  "in  core",  for  example, 
  means  "in  memory"  ({paged  in},  as  opposed  to  "on  disk",  {paged 
  out}),  and  both  {core  dump}  and  the  "core  image"  or  "core 
  file"  produced  by  one  are  terms  in  favour.  Some  varieties  of 
  Commonwealth  hackish  prefer  {store}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-03-03) 
 
  2.    An  {integrated  circuit}  design,  usually  for  a 
  {microprocessor},  which  includes  only  the  {CPU}  and  which  is 
  intended  to  form  part  of  a  complete  circuit  design  which 
  incorporates  other  circuits  on  the  same  chip  such  as  {cache}, 
  {memory  management  unit},  I/O  ports  and  timers. 
 
  The  {ARM6},  {ARM7}  and  {ARM8}  are  examples. 
 
  3.    A  varient  on  {kernel}  as  used  to  describe 
  features  built  into  a  language  as  opposed  to  those  provided  by 
  {libraries}. 
 
  (1995-03-03) 
 
 




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