any of various colorful cultivated forms of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio, apparently originating in Japan and other parts of eastern temperate Asia.
any of various ornamental forms of the common carp
any of various bright-colored carp (Cyprinus carpio) of Japan and eastern Asia
Koi is a popular aquarium and ornamental pond fish.
1727, from a Japanese local name for “carp.”
koilocyte koi·lo·cyte (koi’lə-sīt’) n. A squamous cell, often binucleate and having a perinuclear hole, characteristic of genital warts.
- Knowledge management system
(KMS) A distributed hypermedia system for managing knowledge in organisations. KMS is a commercial system from Knowledge Systems, Inc. running on workstations, based on previous research with ZOG at Carnegie Mellon University. (1994-10-28)
[nol-ij] /ˈnɒl ɪdʒ/ noun 1. acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition: knowledge of many things. 2. familiarity or conversance, as with a particular subject or branch of learning: A knowledge of accounting was necessary for the job. 3. acquaintance or familiarity gained by sight, experience, or report: a […]
[koi-ney, koi-ney] /kɔɪˈneɪ, ˈkɔɪ neɪ/ noun 1. (usually initial capital letter) an amalgam of Greek dialects, chiefly Attic and Ionic, that replaced the Classical Greek dialects in the Hellenistic period and flourished under the Roman Empire. 2. a lingua franca. /ˈkɔɪniː/ noun 1. a common language among speakers of different languages; lingua franca /ˈkɔɪniː/ noun […]