Exec 2

1. A scripting language produced by IBM in the late 1970s.
Superseded by REXX.
[SC24-5219, “Virtual Machine/System Product EXEC 2 Reference”].
[Successor to EXEC 1? With or without a space?]
2. An archaic operating system from UNIVAC. By about 1980 it had been replaced by EXEC 8.
[Dates? Did EXEC 3 to EXEC 7 exist?]


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    operating system Unisys’s operating system from about 1980 to 2000, by which time it was a dying breed with Unisys moving to Windows NT and Unix. [Was 8 the successor to EXEC 2?] (2000-08-06)

  • Execrable

    [ek-si-kruh-buh l] /ˈɛk sɪ krə bəl/ adjective 1. utterly detestable; abominable; abhorrent. 2. very bad: an execrable stage performance. /ˈɛksɪkrəbəl/ adjective 1. deserving to be execrated; abhorrent 2. of very poor quality: an execrable meal adj. late 14c., from Old French execrable, from Latin execrabilis/exsecrabilis “execrable, accursed,” from execrari/exsecrari (see execrate). Related: Execrably.

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    [ek-si-kreyt] /ˈɛk sɪˌkreɪt/ verb (used with object), execrated, execrating. 1. to detest utterly; abhor; abominate. 2. to curse; imprecate evil upon; damn; denounce: He execrated all who opposed him. verb (used without object), execrated, execrating. 3. to utter curses. /ˈɛksɪˌkreɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to loathe; detest; abhor 2. (transitive) to profess great abhorrence for; denounce; […]

  • Execration

    [ek-si-krey-shuh n] /ˌɛk sɪˈkreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. a curse or imprecation: The execrations of the prophet terrified the sinful multitude. 3. the object ; a thing held in abomination. n. late 14c., from Latin execrationem (nominative execratio), noun of action from past participle stem of execrari “to hate, curse,” from […]

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