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English Dictionary: baroque by the DICT Development Group
6 results for baroque
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
baroque
adj
  1. having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation; "the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells
    Synonym(s): baroque, churrigueresque, churrigueresco
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750
    Synonym(s): baroque, Baroque
n
  1. the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
    Synonym(s): Baroque, Baroque era, Baroque period
  2. elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
    Synonym(s): baroque, baroqueness
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Baroque \Ba*roque"\, a.
      Irregular in form; -- said esp. of a pearl.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Baroque \Ba*roque"\, a. [F.; cf. It. barocco.] (Arch.)
      In bad taste; grotesque; odd.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   baroque adj.   [common] Feature-encrusted; complex; gaudy;
   verging on excessive.   Said of hardware or (esp.) software designs,
   this has many of the connotations of {elephantine} or {monstrosity}
   but is less extreme and not pejorative in itself.   "Metafont even
   has features to introduce random variations to its letterform
   output.   Now _that_ is baroque!"   See also {rococo}.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   Baroque
  
      An early {logic programming} language written by Boyer and
      Moore in 1972.
  
      ["Computational Logic: Structure Sharing and Proof of program
      Properties", J. Moore, DCL Memo 67, U Edinburgh 1974].
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1995-02-22)
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   baroque
  
      Feature-encrusted; complex; gaudy; verging on excessive.   Said
      of hardware or (especially) software designs, this has many of
      the connotations of {elephantine} or monstrosity but is less
      extreme and not pejorative in itself.   "{Metafont} even has
      features to introduce random variations to its letterform
      output.   Now *that* is baroque!"
  
      See also {rococo}.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1995-02-22)
  
  
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