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delirium


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delirium  \De*lir"i*um\,  n.  [L.,  fr  delirare  to  rave,  to  wander 
  in  mind,  prop.,  to  go  out  of  the  furrow  in  plowing;  de-  + 
  lira  furrow,  track;  perh.  akin  to  G.  geleise  track,  rut,  and 
  E.  last  to  endure.] 
  1.  (Med.)  A  state  in  which  the  thoughts,  expressions,  and 
  actions  are  wild,  irregular,  and  incoherent;  mental 
  aberration;  a  roving  or  wandering  of  the  mind,  --  usually 
  dependent  on  a  fever  or  some  other  disease,  and  so 
  distinguished  from  mania,  or  madness. 
 
  2.  Strong  excitement;  wild  enthusiasm;  madness. 
 
  The  popular  delirium  [of  the  French  Revolution]  at 
  first  caught  his  enthusiastic  mind.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  The  delirium  of  the  preceding  session  (of 
  Parliament).  --Morley. 
 
  {Delirium  tremens}.  [L.,  trembling  delirium]  (Med.),  a 
  violent  delirium  induced  by  the  excessive  and  prolonged 
  use  of  intoxicating  liquors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delirium 
  n  1:  state  of  violent  mental  agitation  [syn:  {craze},  {frenzy},  {fury}, 
  {hysteria}] 
  2:  state  of  excitement  and  mental  confusion  often  accompanied 
  by  hallucinations 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Delirium 
 
  An  embedding  coordinate  language  for  parallel  programming, 
  implemented  on  {Sequent  Symmetry},  {Cray},  {BBN  Butterfly}. 
 
  ["Parallel  Programming  with  Coordination  Structures",  S.  Lucco 
  et  al  18th  POPL,  pp.197-208  (1991)]. 
 
 




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