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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gaseous  \Gas"e*ous\  (?  or  ?;  277),  a.  [From  {Gas}.  Cf  F. 
  gazeux.] 
  1.  In  the  form  or  of  the  nature,  of  gas,  or  of  an 
  a["e]riform  fluid. 
 
  2.  Lacking  substance  or  solidity;  tenuous.  ``Unconnected, 
  gaseous  information.''  --Sir  J.  Stephen. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gaseous 
  adj  :  existing  as  or  having  characteristics  of  a  gas;  "steam  is 
  water  is  the  gaseous  state"  [ant:  {solid},  {liquid}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  gaseous  adj  Deserving  of  being  {gas}sed.  Disseminated  by 
  Geoff  Goodfellow  while  at  SRI;  became  particularly  popular  after  the 
  Moscone-Milk  killings  in  San  Francisco,  when  it  was  learned  that  the 
  defendant  Dan  White  (a  politician  who  had  supported  Proposition  7)  would 
  get  the  gas  chamber  under  Proposition  7  if  convicted  of  first-degree 
  murder  (he  was  eventually  convicted  of  manslaughter). 
 
 




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