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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kaleidoscope  \Ka*lei"do*scope\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  beautiful  +  ?  form  + 
  -scope.] 
  An  instrument  invented  by  Sir  David  Brewster,  which  contains 
  loose  fragments  of  colored  glass,  etc.,  and  reflecting 
  surfaces  so  arranged  that  changes  of  position  exhibit  its 
  contents  in  an  endless  variety  of  beautiful  colors  and 
  symmetrical  forms.  It  has  been  much  employed  in  arts  of 
  design. 
 
  Shifting  like  the  fragments  of  colored  glass  in  the 
  kaleidoscope.  --G.  W.  Cable. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kaleidoscope 
  n  :  an  optical  toy  in  a  tube;  it  produces  symmetrical  patterns 
  as  bits  of  colored  glass  are  reflected  by  mirrors 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Kaleidoscope 
 
    An  {object-oriented}  language  which  mixes 
  {imperative}  and  {constraint}-oriented  features.  Kaleidoscope 
  was  written  by  Freeman-Benson  of  the  {University  of 
  Washington},  {Universite  de  Nantes},  1989;  {University  of 
  Victoria},  1992.  It  is  similar  to  {Siri}  and  vaguely  related 
  to  {Prose}. 
 
  Versions:  Kaleidoscope  '90  and  Kaleidoscope  '91. 
 
  ["Kaleidoscope:  Mixing  Objects,  Constraints  and  Imperative 
  Programming",  B.N.  Freeman-Benson,  SIGPLAN  Notices 
  25(10):77-88  (OOPSLA/ECOOP  '90)  (Oct  1990)]. 
 
  ["Constraint  Imperative  Programming",  B.N.  Freeman-Benson, 
  Ph.D.  Thesis,  TR  91-07-02,  U  Wash  (1991)]. 
 
  ["Constraint  Imperative  Programming",  Freeman-Benson  et  al 
  IEEE  Conf  on  Comp  Lang,  Apr  1992]. 
 
  (1994-11-09) 
 
 




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