fourth disease n.
A mild exanthematous disease of childhood resembling scarlatina. Also called Dukes disease, scarlatinella.
noun, (often initial capital letters) 1. the journalistic profession or its members; the press. 2. a group other than the usual powers, as the three estates of France, that wields influence in the politics of a country. noun 1. (sometimes capitals) journalists or their profession; the press See estate (sense 4) n. “the press,” by […]
- Fourth generation computer
architecture A computer built using Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) integrated circuits, especially a microcomputer based on a microprocesseor, or a parallel processor containing two to thousands of CPUs. VLSI made it routine to fabricate an entire CPU, main memory, or similar device with a single integrated circuit that can be mass produced at very […]
- Fourth generation language
language (4GL, or “report generator language”) An “application specific” language, one with built-in knowledge of an application domain, in the way that SQL has built-in knowledge of the relational database domain. The term was invented by Jim Martin to refer to non-procedural high level languages built around database systems. Fourth generation languages are close to […]
- Fourth heart sound
fourth heart sound n. The heart sound occurring in late diastole, corresponding with atrial contraction.