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dinosaur


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dinosaur  \Di"no*saur\,  Dinosaurian  \Di`no*sau"ri*an\,  n.  [Gr.  ? 
  terrible  +  ?  lizard.]  (Paleon.) 
  One  of  the  Dinosauria.  [Written  also  {deinosaur},  and 
  {deinosaurian}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dinosaur 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  extinct  terrestrial  reptiles  of  the  Mesozoic 
  era 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Dinosaur,  CO  (town,  FIPS  20495) 
  Location:  40.24156  N,  109.00804  W 
  Population  (1990):  324  (157  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  81610 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  dinosaur  n.  1.  Any  hardware  requiring  raised  flooring  and 
  special  power.  Used  especially  of  old  minis  and  mainframes,  in  contrast 
  with  newer  microprocessor-based  machines.  In  a  famous  quote  from  the  1988 
  Unix  EXPO,  Bill  Joy  compared  the  liquid-cooled  mainframe  in  the  massive 
  IBM  display  with  a  grazing  dinosaur  "with  a  truck  outside  pumping  its 
  bodily  fluids  through  it".  IBM  was  not  amused.  Compare  {big  iron}; 
  see  also  {mainframe}.  2.  [IBM]  A  very  conservative  user;  a  {zipperhead}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  dinosaur 
 
  1.  Any  hardware  requiring  raised  flooring  and  special  power. 
  Used  especially  of  old  {minicomputer}s  and  {mainframe}s,  in 
  contrast  with  newer  {microprocessor}-based  machines. 
 
  In  a  famous  quote  from  the  1988  Unix  EXPO,  {Bill  Joy}  compared 
  the  liquid-cooled  mainframe  in  the  massive  {IBM}  display  with 
  a  grazing  dinosaur  "with  a  truck  outside  pumping  its  bodily 
  fluids  through  it".  IBM  was  not  amused. 
 
  Compare  {big  iron};  see  also  {dinosaurs  mating}. 
 
  2.  [IBM]  A  very  conservative  user;  a  {zipperhead}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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