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Meaning of VULCAN

Pronunciation:  'vulkun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Roman mythology) god of fire and metal working; counterpart of Greek Hephaestus

VULCAN is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 See Also: Roman deity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Vul"can\, n. [L. Vulcanus, Volcanus: cf. Skr. ulk[=a] a
firebrand, meteor. Cf. {Volcano}.] (Rom. Myth.)
The god of fire, who presided over the working of metals; --
answering to the Greek Heph[ae]stus.

Computing Dictionary

1. Wayne Ratliff ca. 1980. CP/M port of JPLDIS which evolved into dBASE II.

2. The dBASE-like interpreter and compiler sold by RSPI with their Emerald Bay product.

3. Early string manipulation language. "VULCAN - A String Handling Language with Dynamic Storage Control", E.P. Storm et al, Proc FJCC 37, AFIPS (Fall 1970).

4. Kahn et al, Xerox PARC. Concurrent object orientation and logic programming. An object-oriented preprocessor for FCP. "Vulcan: Logical Concurrent Objects", K. Kahn et al in Research Directions in Object- Oriented Programming, A.B. Shriver et al eds, MIT Press 1987.