[kuh-men-suh-liz-uh m] /kəˈmɛn səˌlɪz əm/
Ecology. a type of relationship between two species of a plant, animal, fungus, etc., in which one lives with, on, or in another without damage to either.
Sociology. peaceful coexistence among individuals or groups having independent or different values or customs.
1870, from commensal + -ism.
commensalism com·men·sal·ism (kə-měn’sə-lĭz’əm)
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism derives benefit and the other is unharmed.
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism derives benefit while causing little or no harm to the other. Examples of commensalism include epiphytic plants, which depend on a larger host plant for support but which do not derive any nourishment from it, and remoras, which attach themselves to sharks and feed on their leavings without appreciably hindering their hosts. Compare amensalism, mutualism, parasitism.
[kuh-men-suh l] /kəˈmɛn səl/ adjective 1. eating together at the same table. 2. Ecology. (of an animal, plant, fungus, etc.) living with, on, or in another, without injury to either. 3. Sociology. (of a person or group) not competing while residing in or occupying the same area as another individual or group having independent or […]
- Commodore 1571
storage Commodore Business Machines’s “advanced” disk drive for the C128. It was the double-sided version of the Commodore 1570 disk drive but, unlike the 1570, worked quite well. The 1571 supported “burst mode” loading when used on a C128 in native mode, which increased the transfer speed from 1541 speed to about three kilobytes per […]
- Commodore 1581
storage Commodore Business Machines’s 3.5 inch disk drive for the Commodore 64 and Commodore 128. The drive stores 800 kilobytes using an MFM format which is different from both messy-dos 720 kb, and the Amiga 880 kb formats. The 1581 supports a poor imitation of directories which are really just partitions and largely unused. It […]
- Commodore 64
computer (C64) An 8-bit Commodore Business Machines personal computer released around September 1981. Prototypes were (apparently) made before Christmas 1980 (and shown at some computer fair). The CPU was a 6510 from MOS Technology (who were a wholly owned subsiduary of Commodore at this time(?)). The C64 had 64 kilobytes of RAM as standard and […]