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English Dictionary: FRS by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the central bank of the United States; incorporates 12 Federal Reserve branch banks and all national banks and state-chartered commercial banks and some trust companies; "the Fed seeks to control the United States economy by raising and lowering short-term interest rates and the money supply"
    Synonym(s): Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve, Fed, FRS
From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   FRS // n.,obs.   Abbreviation for "Freely Redistributable
   Software" which entered general use on the Internet in 1995 after
   years of low-level confusion over what exactly to call software
   written to be passed around and shared (contending terms including
   {freeware}, {shareware}, and `sourceware' were never universally
   felt to be satisfactory for various subtle reasons).   The first
   formal conference on freely redistributable software was held in
   Cambridge, Massachussetts, in February 1996 (sponsored by the Free
   Software Foundation). The conference organizers used the FRS
   abbreviation heavily in its calls for papers and other literature
   during 1995. The term was in steady though not common use until 1998
   and the invention of {open source}.
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