(OWL) A UK software company, now a subsidiary of Matsushita (Panasonic, etc.). They previously supported the Guide hypertext system but that support is now provided by US company InfoAccess.
[uh-fish-uh l-duh m] /əˈfɪʃ əl dəm/ noun 1. the class or entire body of ; as a whole. 2. the position or domain of . /əˈfɪʃəldəm/ noun 1. the outlook or behaviour of officials, esp those rigidly adhering to regulations; bureaucracy 2. officials or bureaucrats collectively
[uh-fish-uh-leez, -lees] /əˌfɪʃ əˈliz, -ˈlis/ noun 1. a style of language used in some statements, often criticized for its use of polysyllabic jargon and obscure, pretentiously wordy phrasing. /əˌfɪʃəˈliːz/ noun 1. language characteristic of official documents, esp when verbose or pedantic n. “language of officialdom,” 1881, from official + -ese.
noun 1. the executives or officials chiefly responsible for the operation of an organization or government.
[uh-fish-uh-lahyz] /əˈfɪʃ əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), officialized, officializing. 1. to make ; place under authority or control.