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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Latex  \La"tex\,  n.  [L.]  (Bot.) 
  A  milky  or  colored  juice  in  certain  plants  in  cavities 
  (called  latex  cells  or  latex  tubes).  It  contains  the  peculiar 
  principles  of  the  plants,  whether  aromatic,  bitter,  or  acid, 
  and  in  many  instances  yields  caoutchouc  upon  coagulation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  latex 
  n  1:  a  milky  exudate  from  certain  plants  that  coagulates  on 
  exposure  to  air 
  2:  a  water-base  paint  having  a  latex  binder  [syn:  {latex  paint}, 
  {rubber-base  paint}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  LaTeX 
 
  text,  tool>  (Lamport  TeX)  Leslie  Lamport 
  's  document  preparation  system  built  on 
  top  of  {TeX}.  LaTeX  was  developed  at  {SRI  International}'s 
  Computer  Science  Laboratory  and  was  built  to  resemble 
  {Scribe}. 
 
  LaTeX  adds  commands  to  simplify  typesetting  and  lets  the  user 
  concentrate  on  the  structure  of  the  text  rather  than  on 
  formatting  commands. 
 
  {BibTeX}  is  a  LaTeX  package  for  bibliographic  citations. 
 
  Lamport's  LaTeX  book  has  an  exemplary  index  listing  every 
  symbol,  concept  and  example  in  the  book.  The  index  in  the 
  now  obsolete,  first  edition  includes  (on  page  221)  the 
  mysterious  entry  "Gilkerson,  Ellen  221".  The  second  edition 
  (1994)  has  an  entry  for  "infinite  loop"  instead. 
 
  ["LaTeX,  A  Document  Preparation  System",  Leslie  Lamport  A-W 
  1986,  ISBN  0-201-15790-X  (first  edition,  now  obsolete)]. 
 
  (1997-11-17) 
 
 




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