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gambit


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gambit  \Gam"bit\,  n.  [F.  gambit,  cf  It  gambitto  gambit,  a 
  tripping  up  See  {Gambol},  n.]  (Chess  Playing) 
  A  mode  of  opening  the  game,  in  which  a  pawn  is  sacrificed  to 
  gain  an  attacking  position. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gambit 
  n  1:  an  opening  remark  intended  to  secure  an  advantage  for  the 
  speaker  [syn:  {ploy}] 
  2:  a  maneuver  in  a  game  or  conversation  [syn:  {ploy},  {stratagem}] 
  3:  a  chess  move  early  in  the  game  in  which  the  player 
  sacrifices  minor  pieces  in  order  to  obtain  an  advantageous 
  position 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Gambit 
 
    A  variant  of  {Scheme}  R3.99  supporting  the  {future} 
  construct  of  {Multilisp}  by  Marc  Feeley 
  .  Implementation  includes  optimising 
  compilers  for  {Macintosh}  (with  Toolbox  and  built-in  editor) 
  and  {Motorola}  {680x0}  {Unix}  systems  and  {HP300},  {BBN} 
  {GP100}  and  {NeXT}.  Version  2.0  conforms  to  the  {IEEE} 
  {Scheme}  standard. 
 
  Gambit  used  {PVM}  as  its  intermediate  language. 
 
  {(ftp://acorn.cs.brandeis.edu/dist)}, 
  {(ftp://ftp.cso.uiuc.edu/pub/amiga/fish/f7/ff764/Gambit_Terp)}. 
  {(ftp://ftp.iro.umontreal.ca/pub/parallele/gambit/)}. 
 
  Mailing  list:  gambit@trex.umontreal.ca. 
 
  (1998-02-10) 
 
 




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