Associations to the word «Unix»


UNIX, proper noun. (computing) A computer operating system that shares the original source code by Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, currently owned by Novell.
UNIX, proper noun. (computing) An operating system largely compatible with Unix that qualifies for use of the UNIX trademark, currently owned by The Open Group.
UNIX, proper noun. (computing) (informal) The above plus Unix-like operating systems similar to Unix but not qualifying for use of the UNIX trademark.
UNIX, proper noun. (computing) The group of Unix operating systems as a whole.
UNIX, proper noun. Alternative spelling of Unix
UNIX TIME, proper noun. A system for describing instants in time, defined as the number of seconds that have elapsed since 00:00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Thursday, 1 January 1970, not counting leap seconds, used in Unix and many other operating systems.
UNIX TIME, proper noun. Alternative form of Unix time
UNIX WEENIE, noun. (computing) (slang) (derogatory) A Unix system manager.
UNIX WEENIE, noun. (computing) (slang) (derogatory) A person enamored of Unix.
UNIX WEENIES, noun. Plural of Unix weenie

Dictionary definition

UNIX, noun. Trademark for a powerful operating system.

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis