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Meaning of LUCID

Pronunciation:  'loosid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"
  2. [adj]  transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; "the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent cristal"
  3. [adj]  capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner; "a lucid thinker"; "she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident"
  4. [adj]  having a clear mind; "a lucid moment in his madness"

LUCID is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: clear, coherent, crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, logical, luculent, pellucid, perspicuous, rational, sane, transparent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lu"cid\, a. [L. lucidus, fr. lux, lucis, light. See
{Light}, n.]
1. Shining; bright; resplendent; as, the lucid orbs of

         Lucid, like a glowworm.               --Sir I.

         A court compact of lucid marbles.     --Tennyson.

2. Clear; transparent. `` Lucid streams.'' --Milton.

3. Presenting a clear view; easily understood; clear.

         A lucid and interesting abstract of the debate.

4. Bright with the radiance of intellect; not darkened or
   confused by delirium or madness; marked by the regular
   operations of reason; as, a lucid interval.

Syn: Luminous; bright; clear; transparent; sane; reasonable.
     See {Luminous}.

Computing Dictionary

1. Early query language, ca. 1965, System Development Corp, Santa Monica, CA. [Sammet 1969, p.701].

2. A family of dataflow languages descended from iswim, lazy but first-order.

Ashcroft & Wadge <wwadge@csr.uvic.ca>, 1981.

They use a dynamic demand driven model. Statements are regarded as equations defining a network of processors and communication lines, through which the data flows. Every data object is thought of as an infinite stream of simple values, every function as a filter. Lucid has no data constructors such as arrays or records. iteration is simulated with 'is current' and 'fby' (concatenation of sequences). Higher-order functions are implemented using pure dataflow and no closures or heaps.

["Lucid: The Dataflow Language" by Bill Wadge <wwadge@csr.UVic.CA> and Ed Ashcroft, c. 1985]. ["Lucid, the Dataflow Programming Language", W. Wadge, Academic Press 1985].

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