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  3  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flavour 
  n  1:  (high  energy  physics)  the  kinds  of  quarks  [syn:  {flavor}] 
  2:  the  taste  experience  when  a  savoury  condiment  is  taken  into 
  the  mouth  [syn:  {relish},  {flavor},  {sapidity},  {savor},  {savour}, 
  {smack},  {tang}] 
  v  :  lend  flavor  to  [syn:  {season},  {flavor}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  flavour 
 
    (US:  flavor)  1.  Variety,  type  kind  "DDT  commands 
  come  in  two  flavors."  "These  lights  come  in  two  flavors,  big 
  red  ones  and  small  green  ones."  See  {vanilla}. 
 
  2.  The  attribute  that  causes  something  to  be  {flavourful}. 
  Usually  used  in  the  phrase  "yields  additional  flavour".  "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  colours  (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  design  has  been  superseded  (notably  by  the  {Common  LISP} 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. 
 
  (1994-11-01) 
 
 




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