[mot-lee] /ˈmɒt li/
[loh-thruh p] /ˈloʊ θrəp/ (Show IPA), 1814–77, U.S. historian and diplomat.
made up of elements of varying type, quality, etc
a motley collection or mixture
the particoloured attire of a jester
(obsolete) a jester
late 14c., “parti-colored” (originally of fabric), from Anglo-French motteley, probably from Old English mot “speck” (see mote). But Klein’s sources say probably from Gaulish. “Diversified in color,” especially of a fool’s dress. Hence, allusively, “a fool” (1600). As a noun meaning “cloth of mixed color” from late 14c.
[jon-uh] /ˈdʒɒn ə/ noun 1. a female given name.
- John neper
[ney-per] /ˈneɪ pər/ noun 1. John, . /ˈneɪpə; ˈniː-/ noun 1. a unit expressing the ratio of two quantities, esp amplitudes in telecommunications, equal to the natural logarithm of the ratio of the two quantities Np, N
computer A mainframe computer based on a design by John von Neuman built at the Institute for Advanced Study, USA. The Johnniac went live in 1953 and was decommissioned in 1966. Its memory consisted of 80 special “Selectron” vacuum tubes, each of which held 256 bits of data. (2003-06-07)
- Johnniac open shop system
language (JOSS) An early, simple, interactive calculator language developed by Charles L. Baker at Rand in 1964. There were two versions: JOSS I and JOSS II. [Connection with Johnniac?] [“JOSS Users’ Reference Manual”, R.L. Clark, Report F-1535/9, RAND Corp (Jan 1975)]. [Sammet 1969, pp. 217-226]. (2004-07-11)