Associations to the word «Daemon»

Wiktionary

DAEMON, noun. (uncommon) Alternative form of demon
DAEMON, noun. (computing) (Unix) A process (a running program) that does not have a controlling terminal.

Dictionary definition

DAEMON, noun. An evil supernatural being.
DAEMON, noun. A person who is part mortal and part god.

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky