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Meaning of ARGUS

Pronunciation:  'ârgus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant
  2. [n]  (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes

ARGUS is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: argus pheasant
 See Also: Argusianus, genus Argusianus, giant, pheasant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar"gus\, n. [L. Argus, Gr. ?.]
1. (Myth.) A fabulous being of antiquity, said to have had a
   hundred eyes, who has placed by Juno to guard Io. His eyes
   were transplanted to the peacock's tail.

2. One very vigilant; a guardian always watchful.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of East Indian pheasants. The common
   species ({A. giganteus}) is remarkable for the great
   length and beauty of the wing and tail feathers of the
   male. The species {A. Grayi} inhabits Borneo.

Computing Dictionary

A successor to clu, from LCS at mit. Argus supports distributed programming through guardians (like monitors, but can be created dynamically) and atomic actions (indivisible activity). It also has cobegin and coend.

["Argus Reference Manual", B. Liskov et al., TR-400, MIT/LCS, 1987].

["Guardians and Actions: Linguistic Support for Robust, Distributed Programs", B. Liskov <liskov@lcs.mit.edu> et al, TOPLAS 5(3):381-404 (1983)].