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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flavor  \Fla"vor\,  n.  [OF.  fleur,  flaur  (two  syllables),  odor, 
  cf  F.  fleurer  to  emit  an  odor,  It  flatore  a  bad  odor,  prob. 
  fr  L.  flare  to  bow,  whence  the  sense  of  exhalation.  Cf 
  {Blow}.]  [Written  also  {flavour}.] 
  1.  That  quality  of  anything  which  affects  the  smell;  odor; 
  fragrances;  as  the  flavor  of  a  rose. 
 
  2.  That  quality  of  anything  which  affects  the  taste;  that 
  quality  which  gratifies  the  palate;  relish;  zest;  savor; 
  as  the  flavor  of  food  or  drink. 
 
  3.  That  which  imparts  to  anything  a  peculiar  odor  or  taste, 
  gratifying  to  the  sense  of  smell,  or  the  nicer  perceptions 
  of  the  palate;  a  substance  which  flavors. 
 
  4.  That  quality  which  gives  character  to  any  of  the 
  productions  of  literature  or  the  fine  arts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flavor  \Fla"vor\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flavored};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Flavoring}.] 
  To  give  flavor  to  to  add  something  (as  salt  or  a  spice)  to 
  to  give  character  or  zest. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flavor 
  n  1:  the  general  atmosphere  of  a  place  or  situation;  "the  feel  of 
  the  city  excited  him";  "a  clergyman  improved  the  tone  of 
  the  meeting";  "it  had  the  smell  of  treason"  [syn:  {spirit}, 
  {tone},  {feel},  {feeling},  {look},  {smell}] 
  2:  the  taste  experience  when  a  savoury  condiment  is  taken  into 
  the  mouth  [syn:  {relish},  {flavour},  {sapidity},  {savor}, 
  {savour},  {smack},  {tang}] 
  3:  (high  energy  physics)  the  kinds  of  quarks  [syn:  {flavour}] 
  v  :  lend  flavor  to  [syn:  {season},  {flavour}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  flavor  n.  1.  [common]  Variety,  type  kind  "DDT  commands  come 
  in  two  flavors."  "These  lights  come  in  two  flavors,  big  red  ones  and 
  small  green  ones."  "Linux  is  a  flavor  of  Unix"  See  {vanilla}.  2.  The 
  attribute  that  causes  something  to  be  {flavorful}.  Usually  used  in  the 
  phrase  "yields  additional  flavor".  "This  convention  yields  additional 
  flavor  by  allowing  one  to  print  text  either  right-side-up  or  upside-down." 
  See  {vanilla}.  This  usage  was  certainly  reinforced  by  the  terminology 
  of  quantum  chromodynamics  in  which  quarks  (the  constituents  of  e.g., 
  protons)  come  in  six  flavors  (up,  down  strange,  charm,  top  bottom)  and 
  three  colors  (red,  blue,  green)  --  however,  hackish  use  of  `flavor'  at 
  MIT  predated  QCD.  3.  The  term  for  `class'  (in  the  object-oriented  sense) 
  in  the  LISP  Machine  Flavors  system.  Though  the  Flavors  design  has  been 
  superseded  (notably  by  the  Common  LISP  CLOS  facility),  the  term  `flavor' 
  is  still  used  as  a  general  synonym  for  `class'  by  some  LISP  hackers. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  flavor 
 
    US  spelling  of  "{flavour}". 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1997-03-18) 
 
 




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