Mantis



[man-tis] /ˈmæn tɪs/

noun, plural mantises, mantes
[man-teez] /ˈmæn tiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of several predaceous insects of the order Mantidae, having a long prothorax and typically holding the forelegs in an upraised position as if in prayer.
/ˈmæntɪs/
noun (pl) -tises, -tes (-tiːz)
1.
any carnivorous typically green insect of the family Mantidae, of warm and tropical regions, having a long body and large eyes and resting with the first pair of legs raised as if in prayer: order Dictyoptera Also called praying mantis See also cockroach
n.

1650s, “type of insect that holds its forelegs in a praying position” (especially the praying mantis, Mantis religiosa), Modern Latin, from Greek mantis, literally “one who divines, a seer, prophet,” from mainesthai “be inspired,” related to menos “passion, spirit” (see mania). The insect so called for its way of holding the forelimbs as if in prayer. Also used in Greek for some sort of grasshopper (Theocritus).
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A structured, full-function procedural 4GL and application development system from Cincom. MANTIS enables the developer to design prototypes, create transaction screens and reports, define logical data views, write structured procedures, and dynamically test, correct, document, secure, and release applications for production in a single, integrated, interactive session.
MANTIS applications can be enhanced with gOOi, the graphical object-oriented interface, which creates graphical Windows representations of existing MANTIS screens.
(http://cincom.com/products/mantis/).
(2003-08-08)
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