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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epic  \Ep"ic\,  n. 
  An  epic  or  heroic  poem.  See  {Epic},  a. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epic  \Ep"ic\,  a.  [L.  epicus,  Gr  ?,  from  ?  a  word  speech,  tale, 
  song;  akin  to  L.  vox  voice:  cf  F.  ['e]pique.  See  {Voice}.] 
  Narrated  in  a  grand  style;  pertaining  to  or  designating  a 
  kind  of  narrative  poem,  usually  called  an  heroic  poem,  in 
  which  real  or  fictitious  events,  usually  the  achievements  of 
  some  hero,  are  narrated  in  an  elevated  style. 
 
  The  epic  poem  treats  of  one  great,  complex  action  in  a 
  grand  style  and  with  fullness  of  detail.  --T.  Arnold. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epic 
  adj  1:  surpassing  the  ordinary  especially  in  size  or  scale;  "an 
  epic  voyage";  "of  heroic  proportions";  "heroic 
  sculpture"  [syn:  {heroic},  {larger-than-life}] 
  2:  constituting  or  having  to  do  with  or  suggestive  of  a 
  literary  epic;  "epic  tradition"  [syn:  {epical}] 
  n  :  a  long  narrative  poem  telling  of  a  hero's  deeds  [syn:  {epic 
  poem},  {epos}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  EPIC 
  Electronic  Privacy  Information  Center  (cryptography) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  EPIC 
  European  Public  sector  Information  systems  Conference 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  EPIC 
  Explicit  Parallelism  Instruction  Computing  (Intel) 
 
 




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