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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lax  \Lax\,  n. 
  A  looseness;  diarrhea. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lax  \Lax\,  a.  [Compar.  {Laxer};  superl.  {Laxest}.]  [L.  laxus  Cf 
  {Laches},  {Languish},  {Lease},  v.  t.,  {Leash}.] 
  1.  Not  tense,  firm,  or  rigid;  loose;  slack;  as  a  lax 
  bandage;  lax  fiber. 
 
  The  flesh  of  that  sort  of  fish  being  lax  and  spongy. 
  --Ray. 
 
  2.  Not  strict  or  stringent;  not  exact;  loose;  weak;  vague; 
  equivocal. 
 
  The  discipline  was  lax.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Society  at  that  epoch  was  lenient,  if  not  lax,  in 
  matters  of  the  passions.  --J.  A. 
  Symonds 
 
  The  word  ``[ae]ternus''  itself  is  sometimes  of  a  lax 
  signification.  --Jortin. 
 
  3.  Having  a  looseness  of  the  bowels;  diarrheal. 
 
  Syn:  Loose;  slack;  vague;  unconfined;  unrestrained; 
  dissolute;  licentious. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lax 
  adj  1:  lacking  in  rigor  or  strictness;  "such  lax  and  slipshod  ways 
  are  no  longer  acceptable";  "lax  in  attending  classes"; 
  "slack  in  maintaining  discipline"  [syn:  {slack}] 
  2:  (phonetics)  pronounced  with  muscles  relatively  relaxed 
  (e.g.,  the  vowel  sound  in  `bet')  [ant:  {tense}] 
  3:  not  taut  or  rigid;  not  stretched  or  held  tight;  "a  lax  rope" 
  [ant:  {tense}] 
  4:  lacking  in  strength  or  firmness  or  resilience;  "flaccid 
  muscles";  "took  his  lax  hand  in  hers";  "gave  a  limp 
  handshake";  "a  limp  gesture  as  if  waving  away  all  desire 
  to  know"  G.K.Chesterton;  "a  slack  grip"  [syn:  {flaccid},  {limp}, 
  {slack}] 
  5:  tolerant  or  lenient;  "indulgent  parents  risk  spoiling  their 
  children";  "procedures  are  lax  and  discipline  is  weak"; 
  "too  soft  on  the  children"  [syn:  {indulgent},  {lenient},  {soft}] 
  6:  emptying  easily  or  excessively;  "loose  bowels"  [syn:  {loose}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  LAX 
 
  LAnguage  eXample. 
 
  A  {toy  language}  used  to  illustrate  {compiler}  design. 
 
  ["Compiler  Construction",  W.M.  Waite  et  al  Springer  1984]. 
 
  (1994-12-07) 
 
 




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