/hi:’ mohb’ee/ The high half of a 512K PDP-10’s physical address space; the other half was of course the low moby. This usage has been generalised in a way that has outlasted the PDP-10; for example, at the 1990 Washington D.C. Area Science Fiction Conclave (Disclave), when a miscommunication resulted in two separate wakes being held in commemoration of the shutdown of MIT’s last ITS machines, the one on the upper floor was dubbed the “high moby” and the other the “low moby”. All parties involved grokked this instantly. See moby.
[hahy-muhk-uh-muhk, -muhk-uh-muhk] /ˈhaɪˌmʌk əˈmʌk, -ˈmʌk əˌmʌk/ noun 1. an important, influential, or high-ranking person, especially one who is pompous or conceited. noun 1. a conceited or haughty person
[hahy-nekt] /ˈhaɪˈnɛkt/ adjective 1. (of a garment) high at the neck.
[hahy-nis] /ˈhaɪ nɪs/ noun 1. the quality or state of being ; loftiness. 2. (initial capital letter) a title of honor given to members of a royal family (usually preceded by His, Her, Your, etc.). /ˈhaɪnɪs/ noun 1. the condition of being high or lofty /ˈhaɪnɪs/ noun 1. preceded by Your, His, or Her. a […]
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[hahy-ok-yuh-puh n-see] /ˈhaɪˈɒk yə pən si/ 1. See . 1. high-occupancy vehicle: a car or other vehicle carrying a required minimum number of passengers, usually two. high-occupancy vehicle