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Meaning of AEGIS

Pronunciation:  'eejis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
  2. [n]  armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass

AEGIS is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: auspices, breastplate, egis, protection
 See Also: armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, endorsement, plate armor, plate armour, suit of armor, suit of armour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\[AE]"gis\, n. [L. aegis, fr. Gr. ? a goat skin, a shield,
? goat, or fr. ? to rush.]
A shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the
shield of Jupiter which he gave to Minerva. Also fig.: A
shield; a protection.

Computing Dictionary
  1. A unix variant that was used on apollo workstations before Apollo was bought by hewlett packard. AEGIS has some advantages over standard bsd or system v Unix. It includes faster file access and a richer command set; there are commands to find out which process is running on a particular node, which process is locking a particular file, etc.

  2. A case tool for project change management, from the gnu project.

Thesaurus Terms
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