Lucy



[loo-see] /ˈlu si/

noun
1.
the incomplete skeletal remains of a female hominid found in eastern Ethiopia in 1974 and classified as Australopithecus afarensis.
[loo-see] /ˈlu si/
noun
1.
a female given name.
/ˈluːsɪ/
noun
1.
Saint. died ?303 ad, a virgin martyred by Diocletian in Syracuse. Feast day: Dec 13

fem. proper name, from French Lucie, from Latin Lucia, fem. of Lucius (see Lucian).

Nickname for one of the most complete skeletons of an early ancestor of humans ever found. Discovered in Ethiopia by Don Johanson, Tim White, and Tom Gray, Lucy lived approximately three million years ago. She walked upright, and anthropologists estimate that she was about twenty years old when she died. Lucy is considered one of the great finds of anthropology.
language
A distributed constraint programming language, which is an actor subset of Janus.
[“Actors as a Special Case of Concurrent Constraint Programming”, K. Kahn et al, SIGPLAN Notices 25(10):57-66 (OOPSLA/ ECOOP ’90), Oct 1990].
(2001-03-04)

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