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Meaning of PRESTO

Pronunciation:  'prestow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  suddenly; "Presto! begone! 'tis here again"- Swift
  2. [adv]  (music) at a very fast tempo (faster than allegro)
  3. [adj]  (of tempo) very fast

PRESTO is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: fast



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pres"to\, adv. [It. or Sp. presto quick, quickly. See
{Prest}, a.]
1. Quickly; immediately; in haste; suddenly.

         Presto! begone! 'tis here again.      --Swift.

2. (Mus.) Quickly; rapidly; -- a direction for a quick,
   lively movement or performance; quicker than allegro, or
   any rate of time except prestissimo.

Computing Dictionary

A parallel language for shared-memory multiprocessors, built on top of C++ by Bershad et al, U Washington 1987. PRESTO provides classes for threads and spinlocks as well as mesa-style monitors and condition variables.

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["PRESTO: A Kernel for Parallel Programming Environments", B.N. Bershad et al, U Wash CS TR, Jan 1987].