Oz



[oz] /ɒz/

noun, Australian Slang.
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[oz] /ɒz/
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ounce; ounces.
abbreviation
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ounce
/ɒz/
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(Austral, slang) Australia

mythical land in L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” (1900) and sequels; according to an anecdote written by Baum in 1903, inspired by a three-drawer desktop cabinet letter file, the last drawer labeled O-Z. As Australian slang for “Australia,” attested by 1983.

abbreviation of ounce (n.1), 1540s, from Italian oz. (15c.), abbreviation of onza.

oz or oz.
abbr.
ounce
oz
Abbreviation of ounce

An object-oriented concurrent constraint language from the University of Saarbrucken. Oz is based on constraint communication, a new form of asynchronous communication using logic variables. Partial information about the values of variables is imposed concurrently and incrementally. Supports higher order programming and object-orientation including multiple inheritance.
(ftp:duck.dfki.uni-sb.de/pub/papers).
[“Object-Oriented Concurrent Constraint Programming in Oz”, G. Smolka et al].

An old Australian top-level domain and network which got incorporated into the current one. The former Australian domains .oz, .edu and .com are now .oz.au, .edu.au and .com.au.
(1994-10-04)
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ounce
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ounces

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