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English Dictionary: decÚnio by the DICT Development Group
4 results for decÚnio
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the last (12th) month of the year
    Synonym(s): December, Dec
  2. (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    Synonym(s): declination, celestial latitude, dec
From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   DEC /dek/ n.   1. v. Verbal (and only rarely written) shorthand
   for decrement, i.e. `decrease by one'.   Especially used by assembly
   programmers, as many assembly languages have a `dec' mnemonic.
   Antonym: {inc}.   2. n. Commonly used abbreviation for Digital
   Equipment Corporation, later deprecated by DEC itself in favor of
   "Digital" and now entirely obsolete following the buyout by Compaq.
   Before the {killer micro} revolution of the late 1980s, hackerdom
   was closely symbiotic with DEC's pioneering timesharing machines.
   The first of the group of cultures described by this lexicon
   nucleated around the PDP-1 (see {TMRC}).   Subsequently, the PDP-6,
   {PDP-10}, {PDP-20}, PDP-11 and {VAX} were all foci of large and
   important hackerdoms, and DEC machines long dominated the ARPANET
   and Internet machine population.   DEC was the technological leader
   of the minicomputer era (roughly 1967 to 1987), but its failure to
   embrace microcomputers and Unix early cost it heavily in profits and
   prestige after {silicon} got cheap.   Nevertheless, the
   microprocessor design tradition owes a major debt to the PDP-11
   instruction set, and every one of the major general-purpose
   microcomputer OSs so far (CP/M, MS-DOS, Unix, OS/2, Windows NT) was
   either genetically descended from a DEC OS, or incubated on DEC
   hardware, or both.   Accordingly, DEC was for many years still
   regarded with a certain wry affection even among many hackers too
   young to have grown up on DEC machines.
      DEC reclaimed some of its old reputation among techies in the first
   half of the 1990s.   The success of the Alpha, an
   innovatively-designed and very high-performance {killer micro},
   helped a lot.   So did DEC's newfound receptiveness to Unix and open
   systems in general.   When Compaq acquired DEC at the end of 1998
   there was some concern that these gains would be lost along with the
   DEC nameplate, but the merged company has so far turned out to be
   culturally dominated by the ex-DEC side.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      {Digital Equipment Corporation}

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      /dek/ decrement, decrease by one.   Especially
      used by {assembly language} programmers, as many assembly
      languages have a "dec" {mnemonic}.
      Opposite: {inc}.
      [{Jargon File}]
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