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Meaning of JANUS

Pronunciation:  'jeynus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Roman mythology) the Roman god of doorways and passages; is depicted with two faces on opposite sides of his head

JANUS is a 5 letter word that starts with J.


 See Also: Roman deity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ja"nus\, n. [L. See {January}.] (Rom. Antiq.)
A Latin deity represented with two faces looking in opposite
directions. Numa is said to have dedicated to Janus the
covered passage at Rome, near the Forum, which is usually
called the Temple of Janus. This passage was open in war and
closed in peace. --Dr. W. Smith.

{Janus cloth}, a fabric having both sides dressed, the sides
   being of different colors, -- used for reversible

Computing Dictionary

1. Distributed language with an ask/tell constraint system.

qdjanus is a Janus-to-prolog compiler for sicstus prolog and jc is compiles to c.

["Janus: A Step Towards Distributed Constraint Programming", V. Saraswat <saraswat@parc.xerox.com> et al in Logic Programming: Proc 1990 North Am Conf, S. Debray et al eds, MIT Press 1990].

["Programming in Janus", Saraswat, Kahn, and Levy].

2. W.M. Waite, U Colorado. Intermediate language, claimed as an implementation of uncol. Used on cdc 6600.

["Experience with the Universal Intermediate Language Janus", B.K. Haddon et al, Soft Prac & Exp 8(5):601- 616 (Sep 1978)].

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