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English Dictionary: vi by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units
    Synonym(s): six, 6, vi, half dozen, half-dozen
  1. the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one [syn: six, 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, sextet, sestet, sextuplet, hexad]
  2. more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States
    Synonym(s): United States Virgin Islands, American Virgin Islands, VI
From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   vi /V-I/, _not_ /vi:/ and _never_ /siks/ n.   [from `Visual
   Interface'] A screen editor crufted together by Bill Joy for an
   early {BSD} release.   Became the de facto standard Unix editor and a
   nearly undisputed hacker favorite outside of MIT until the rise of
   {EMACS} after about 1984.   Tends to frustrate new users no end, as
   it will neither take commands while expecting input text nor vice
   versa, and the default setup on older versions provides no
   indication of which mode the editor is in (years ago, a
   correspondent reported that he has often heard the editor's name
   pronounced /vi:l/; there is now a vi clone named `vile').
   Nevertheless vi (and variants such as vim and elvis) is still widely
   used (about half the respondents in a 1991 Usenet poll preferred
   it), and even EMACS fans often resort to it as a mail editor and for
   small editing jobs (mainly because it starts up faster than the
   bulkier versions of EMACS).   See {holy wars}.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. {Visual Interface}.
      2. The {country code} for the U. S. Virgin
      [{Jargon File}]
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