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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Uranus  \U"ra*nus\  (-n[u^]s),  n.  [L.  Uranus,  Gr  O'yrano`s 
  Uranus,  o'yrano`s  heaven,  sky.  Cf  {Uranium}.] 
  1.  (Gr.  Myth.)  The  son  or  husband  of  Gaia  (Earth),  and  father 
  of  Chronos  (Time)  and  the  Titans. 
  2.  (Astron.)  One  of  the  primary  planets.  It  is  about 
  1,800,000,000  miles  from  the  sun,  about  36,000  miles  in 
  diameter,  and  its  period  of  revolution  round  the  sun  is 
  nearly  84  of  our  years. 
  Note:  This  planet  has  also  been  called  {Herschel},  from  Sir 
  William  Herschel,  who  discovered  it  in  1781,  and  who 
  named  it  {Georgium  Sidus},  in  honor  of  George  III., 
  then  King  of  England. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  god  of  the  heavens;  son  and  husband  of  Gaea  and  father  of 
  the  Titans  in  ancient  mythology  [syn:  {Ouranos},  {Uranus}] 
  2:  a  giant  planet  with  a  ring  of  ice  particles;  7th  from  the 
  sun  [syn:  {Uranus}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  Hideyuki  Nakashima  ,  1993.  A  logic-based 
  knowledge  representation  language.  An  extension  of  Prolog 
  written  in  Common  Lisp,  with  Lisp-like  syntax.  Extends  Prolog 
  with  a  multiple  world  mechanism,  plus  term  descriptions  to 
  provide  functional  programming. 

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