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garnet


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garnet  \Gar"net\,  n.  [Etymol.  unknown.]  (Naut.) 
  A  tackle  for  hoisting  cargo  in  our  out 
 
  {Clew  garnet}.  See  under  {Clew}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Garnet  \Gar"net\,  n.  [OE.  gernet,  grenat,  OF  grenet,grenat,  F. 
  grenat,  LL  granatus  fr  L.  granatum  pomegranate,  granatus 
  having  many  grains  or  seeds,  fr  granum  grain,  seed.  So 
  called  from  its  resemblance  in  color  and  shape  to  the  grains 
  or  seeds  of  the  pomegranate.  See  {Grain},  and  cf  {Grenade}, 
  {Pomegranate}.]  (Min.) 
  A  mineral  having  many  varieties  differing  in  color  and  in 
  their  constituents,  but  with  the  same  crystallization 
  (isometric),  and  conforming  to  the  same  general  chemical 
  formula.  The  commonest  color  is  red,  the  luster  is  vitreous, 
  and  the  hardness  greater  than  that  of  quartz.  The 
  dodecahedron  and  trapezohedron  are  the  common  forms. 
 
  Note:  There  are  also  white,  green,  yellow,  brown,  and  black 
  varieties.  The  garnet  is  a  silicate,  the  bases  being 
  aluminia  lime  (grossularite,  essonite,  or  cinnamon 
  stone),  or  aluminia  magnesia  (pyrope),  or  aluminia  iron 
  (almandine),  or  aluminia  manganese  (spessartite),  or 
  iron  lime  (common  garnet,  melanite,  allochroite),  or 
  chromium  lime  (ouvarovite,  color  emerald  green).  The 
  transparent  red  varieties  are  used  as  gems.  The  garnet 
  was  in  part  the  carbuncle  of  the  ancients.  Garnet  is 
  a  very  common  mineral  in  gneiss  and  mica  slate. 
 
  {Garnet  berry}  (Bot.),  the  red  currant;  --  so  called  from  its 
  transparent  red  color. 
 
  {Garnet  brown}  (Chem.),  an  artificial  dyestuff,  produced  as 
  an  explosive  brown  crystalline  substance  with  a  green  or 
  golden  luster.  It  consists  of  the  potassium  salt  of  a 
  complex  cyanogen  derivative  of  picric  acid. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  garnet 
  n  :  any  of  a  group  of  hard  glassy  minerals  (silicates  of  various 
  metals)  used  as  gemstones  and  as  an  abrasive 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Garnet 
 
  1.  A  graphical  object  editor  and  {Macintosh}  environment. 
 
  2.  A  user  interface  development  environment  for  {Common  Lisp} 
  and  {X11}  from  The  Garnet  project  team.  It  helps  you  create 
  graphical,  interactive  user  interfaces. 
 
  Version  2.2  includes  the  following:  a  custom  {object-oriented 
  programming}  system  which  uses  a  {prototype-instance  model}. 
  automatic  {constraint}  maintenance  allowing  properties  of 
  objects  to  depend  on  properties  of  other  objects  and  be 
  automatically  re-evaluated  when  the  other  objects  change.  The 
  constraints  can  be  arbitrary  Lisp  expressions.  Built-in, 
  high-level  input  event  handling.  Support  for  {gesture 
  recognition}.  {Widget}s  for  multi-font,  multi-line, 
  mouse-driven  text  editing.  Optional  automatic  layout  of 
  application  data  into  lists,  tables,  trees  or  graphs. 
  Automatic  generation  of  {PostScript}  for  printing.  Support 
  for  large-scale  applications  and  data  {visualisation}. 
 
  Also  supplied  are:  two  complete  widget  sets,  one  with  a 
  {Motif}  {look  and  feel}  implemented  in  {Lisp}  and  one  with  a 
  custom  {look  and  feel}.  Interactive  design  tools  for  creating 
  parts  of  the  interface  without  writing  code:  Gilt  interface 
  builder  for  creating  {dialog  box}es.  Lapidary  interactive 
  tool  for  creating  new  {widget}s  and  for  drawing 
  application-specific  objects.  C32  {spreadsheet}  system  for 
  specifying  complex  {constraint}s. 
 
  Not  yet  available:  Jade  automatic  dialog  box  creation  system. 
  Marquise  interactive  tool  for  specifying  behaviours. 
 
  {(ftp://a.gp.cs.cmu.edu/usr/garnet/garnet)}. 
 
  (1999-07-02) 
 
 




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