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No definitions found for "jeffrin"
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$dict -S exact linuc
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5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Exact Ex*act", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exacted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
     {Exacting}.] [From L. exactus, p. p. of exigere; or fr. LL.
     exactare: cf. OF. exacter. See {Exact}, a.]
     To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a
     right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel
     to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward
     when none is due; -- followed by from or of before the one
     subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience,
     etc., from or of some one.
     [1913 Webster]

           He said into them, Exact no more than that which is
           appointed you.                           --Luke. iii.
                                                    13.
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           Years of servise past
           From grateful souls exact reward at last --Dryden.
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           My designs
           Exact me in another place.               --Massinger.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Exact Ex*act", a. [L. exactus precise, accurate, p. p. of
     exigere to drive out, to demand, enforce, finish, determine,
     measure; ex out + agere to drive; cf. F. exact. See {Agent},
     {Act}.]
     1. Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth;
        perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short
        in any respect; true; correct; precise; as, the clock
        keeps exact time; he paid the exact debt; an exact copy of
        a letter; exact accounts.
        [1913 Webster]

              I took a great pains to make out the exact truth.
                                                    --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd. )
        [1913 Webster]

     2. Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a
        promise; accurate; methodical; punctual; as, a man exact
        in observing an appointment; in my doings I was exact. "I
        see thou art exact of taste." --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]

     3. Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
        [1913 Webster]

              An exact command,
              Larded with many several sorts of reason. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Exact Ex*act", v. i.
     To practice exaction. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]

           The anemy shall not exact upon him.      --Ps. lxxxix.
                                                    22.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  exact
      adj 1: marked by strict and particular and complete accordance
             with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the
             exact center of the target" [ant: {inexact}]
      2: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions)
         characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ;
         strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement"
         [syn: {accurate}, {exact}, {precise}]
      v 1: claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the
           loan" [syn: {demand}, {exact}]
      2: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of
         affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work
         took its toll on her" [syn: {claim}, {take}, {exact}]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  183 Moby Thesaurus words for "exact":
     accurate, appreciative, ask, ask for, assess, attentive, badger,
     be hurting for, be indicated, blackmail, brook no denial,
     burden with, call for, careful, challenge, charge, charge for,
     claim, clamor for, close, compel, conscientious, conscionable,
     constant, consummate, correct, critical, cry for, cry out for,
     delicate, demand, demanding, detailed, dictate, differential,
     direct, discriminate, discriminating, discriminative, distinctive,
     distinguishing, enforce, enjoin, even, exacting, exigent, express,
     exquisite, extort, extract, faithful, fasten upon, fastidious,
     faultless, fine, finical, finicking, finicky, force from,
     freight with, full, fussy, gouge, have occasion for, heedful,
     identical, impose, impose on, impose upon, indent, inerrable,
     inerrant, infallible, inflict on, inflict upon, insist on,
     insist upon, issue an ultimatum, lay, lay on, leave no option,
     levy, levy blackmail, literal, make a demand, make dutiable,
     mathematical, methodical, meticulous, micrometrically precise,
     microscopic, minute, narrow, necessitate, need, nice, oblige,
     order, order up, orderly, painstaking, particular, perfect,
     picayune, pinch, pinpoint, place, place an order, precious,
     precise, precisian, precisianistic, precisionist, precisionistic,
     prerequire, pro rata, proper, prorate, pry loose from, punctilious,
     punctual, puristic, put, put down, put in requisition, put on,
     put upon, refined, religious, religiously exact, rend, rend from,
     require, requisition, right, rigid, rigorous, rip, rip from,
     saddle with, scientific, scientifically exact, screw, scrupulous,
     scrutinizing, selective, selfsame, sensitive, set, severe, shake,
     shake down, snatch from, special, specific, square, squeeze,
     stick for, strict, subject to, subtle, tactful, take doing,
     take no denial, task, tax, tear from, thorough, tithe, true,
     undeviating, unerring, very, want, want doing, warn,
     weight down with, wrench, wrench from, wrest, wring, wring from,
     yoke with


No definitions found for "linuc", perhaps you mean:
gcide:  Linum
wn:  linac  linum  linux
jargon:  linus  linux
foldoc:  linc
hitchcock:  Linus
$dict -r jeffrin
No definitions found for "jeffrin"
$dict -rv jeffrin
Configuration file:
   server localhost
   server dict.org
   server dict0.us.dict.org
   server alt0.dict.org
No definitions found for "jeffrin"
$dict -rv unix
Configuration file:
   server localhost
   server dict.org
   server dict0.us.dict.org
   server alt0.dict.org
3 definitions found

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  UNIX
      n 1: trademark for a powerful operating system [syn: {UNIX},
           {UNIX system}, {UNIX operating system}]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]:

  Unix
   /yoo'niks/, n.

      [In the authors' words, ?A weak pun on Multics?; very early on it was
      ?UNICS?] (also ?UNIX?) An interactive timesharing system invented in 1969
      by Ken Thompson after Bell Labs left the Multics project, originally so he
      could play games on his scavenged PDP-7. Dennis Ritchie, the inventor of C,
      is considered a co-author of the system. The turning point in Unix's
      history came when it was reimplemented almost entirely in C during
      1972?1974, making it the first source-portable OS. Unix subsequently
      underwent mutations and expansions at the hands of many different people,
      resulting in a uniquely flexible and developer-friendly environment. By
      1991, Unix had become the most widely used multiuser general-purpose
      operating system in the world ? and since 1996 the variant called {Linux}
      has been at the cutting edge of the {open source} movement. Many people
      consider the success of Unix the most important victory yet of hackerdom
      over industry opposition (but see {Unix weenie} and {Unix conspiracy} for
      an opposing point of view). See {Version 7}, {BSD}, {Linux}.

      [richiethom]

      Archetypal hackers ken (left) and dmr (right).

      Some people are confused over whether this word is appropriately ?UNIX? or
      ?Unix?; both forms are common, and used interchangeably. Dennis Ritchie
      says that the ?UNIX? spelling originally happened in CACM's 1974 paper The
      UNIX Time-Sharing System because ?we had a new typesetter and {troff} had
      just been invented and we were intoxicated by being able to produce small
      caps.? Later, dmr tried to get the spelling changed to ?Unix? in a couple
      of Bell Labs papers, on the grounds that the word is not acronymic. He
      failed, and eventually (his words) ?wimped out? on the issue. So, while the
      trademark today is ?UNIX?, both capitalizations are grounded in ancient
      usage; the Jargon File uses ?Unix? in deference to dmr's wishes.


From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010) [foldoc]:

  Unix

      /yoo'niks/ (Or "UNIX", in the authors'
     words, "A weak pun on Multics") Plural "Unices".  An
     interactive {time-sharing} {operating system} invented in 1969
     by {Ken Thompson} after {Bell Labs} left the {Multics}
     project, originally so he could play games on his scavenged
     {PDP-7}.  {Dennis Ritchie}, the inventor of {C}, is considered
     a co-author of the system.

     The turning point in Unix's history came when it was
     reimplemented almost entirely in C during 1972 - 1974, making
     it the first {source-portable} OS.  Unix subsequently
     underwent mutations and expansions at the hands of many
     different people, resulting in a uniquely flexible and
     {developer}-friendly environment.

     By 1991, Unix had become the most widely used {multi-user}
     general-purpose operating system in the world.  Many people
     consider this the most important victory yet of hackerdom over
     industry opposition (but see {Unix weenie} and {Unix
     conspiracy} for an opposing point of view).

     Unix is now offered by many manufacturers and is the subject
     of an international standardisation effort [called?].
     Unix-like operating systems include {AIX}, {A/UX}, {BSD},
     {Debian}, {FreeBSD}, {GNU}, {HP-UX}, {Linux}, {NetBSD},
     {NEXTSTEP}, {OpenBSD}, {OPENSTEP}, {OSF}, {POSIX}, {RISCiX},
     {Solaris}, {SunOS}, {System V}, {Ultrix}, {USG Unix}, {Version
     7}, {Xenix}.

     "Unix" or "UNIX"?  Both seem roughly equally popular, perhaps
     with a historical bias toward the latter.  "UNIX" is a
     registered trademark of {The Open Group}, however, since it is
     a name and not an acronym, "Unix" has been adopted in this
     dictionary except where a larger name includes it in upper
     case.  Since the OS is {case-sensitive} and exists in many
     different versions, it is fitting that its name should reflect
     this.

     {The UNIX Reference Desk
     (http://geek-girl.com/unix.html)}.

     {Spanish fire extinguisher

  (ftp://linux.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/pub/linux/people/okir/unix_flame.gif)}.

     [{Jargon File}]

     (2001-05-14)

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