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Meaning of OPUS

Pronunciation:  'owpus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"

OPUS is a 4 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: composition, musical composition, piece, piece of music
 See Also: adagio, allegro, arrangement, bagatelle, canon, capriccio, coda, creation, divertimento, duet, duette, duo, etude, fantasia, finale, idyll, intermezzo, largo, medley, morceau, motet, movement, music, musical arrangement, musical passage, nocturne, octet, octette, passage, pastiche, pastoral, pastorale, potpourri, program music, programme music, quartet, quartette, quintet, quintette, realization, septet, septette, serenade, sestet, sextet, sextette, sheet music, solo, song, study, suite, symphonic poem, toccata, tone poem, trio



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O"pus\, n.; pl. {Opera}. [L. See {Opera}.]
A work; specif. (Mus.), a musical composition.

Note: Each composition, or set of pieces, as the composer may
      choose, is called an opus, and they are numbered in the
      order of their issue. (Often abbrev. to op.)

{Opus incertum}. [L.] (Arch.) See under {Incertum}.

Computing Dictionary

A honeywell operating system promised as a sop to customers after canning multics in 1985. Opus was to provide everything Multics had and more, plus total compatibility with the level 6/dps6 operating system.

"Opus" was a code name, the system was officially named VS3 (short for HVS R3 or Honeywell Virtual System Release Three). It was to run on the dps6-plus hardware known internally as the MRX and HRX, and be all things to all people.

The hardware was a dud (though it did run the native DPS6 software just fine), and the goal was, shall we say, ambitious. The effort was cancelled by bull in 1987, in favor of another project going on in France.

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