(From the Hawaiian greeting) One of the first functioning networks in the USA, conceived and implimented at the University of Hawaii campus at Manoa. Its purpose was to link the University mainframe computer to client computers located on outer islands at University campuses. Put in place in the early 1970s, it was dubed the Aloha Net. Key punch cards were fed through a reader, and sent over the commercial phone lines.
- Aloha shirt
. noun a short-sleeved loose brightly colored or patterned shirt Word Origin Hawaiian
- Aloha state
Hawaii (used as a nickname). Contemporary Examples In the Aloha State, Obama has endorsed and cut a radio ad for Neil Abercrombie, the incumbent governor. Even Hawaii Hates Obama Now David Freedlander August 7, 2014
an intensely bitter, crystalline, water-soluble powder composed of the active principles of and obtained from , used chiefly as a purgative. Historical Examples aloin pills empty the bowel without much attendant irritation. A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various Doans Dinner Pills contain two drastic purgatives, podophyllin and aloin. Alcohol: A […]