noun, plural rubies.
a red variety of corundum, used as a gem.
something made of this stone or one of its imitations, as a bearing in a watch.
a deep-red port wine.
deep red; carmine.
British Printing. a 5½-point type, nearly corresponding in size to American agate.
containing or set or adorned with a ruby or rubies:
a ruby necklace.
a female given name.
noun (pl) -bies
a deep red transparent precious variety of corundum: occurs naturally in Myanmar and Sri Lanka but is also synthesized. It is used as a gemstone, in lasers, and for bearings and rollers in watchmaking. Formula: Al2O3
the deep-red colour of a ruby
(as adjective): ruby lips
something resembling, made of, or containing a ruby
(as modifier): ruby necklace
(modifier) denoting a fortieth anniversary: our ruby wedding
(formerly) a size of printer’s type approximately equal to 51/2 point
A deep-red, translucent variety of the mineral corundum, containing small amounts of chromium and valued as a gem. Compare sapphire.
1. A relational language designed by Jones and M. Sheeran in 1986 for describing and designing circuits (a hardware description language). Ruby programs denote binary relations and programs are built-up inductively from primitive relations using a pre-defined set of relational operators. Ruby programs also have a geometric interpretation as networks of primitive relations connected by wires, which is important when layout is considered in circuit design.
Ruby has been continually developed since 1986, and has been used to design many different kinds of circuits, including systolic arrays, butterfly networks and arithmetic circuits.
[“Ruby – A Language of Relations and Higher-Order Functions”, M. Sheeran, Proc 3rd Banff Workshop on Hardware Verification, Springer 1990].
2. One of five pedagogical languages based on Markov algorithms, used in Higman’s report (below). The other languages are Brilliant, Diamond, Nonpareil, and Pearl.
[“Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine Independent Language for the Study of Semantics”, B. Higman, ULICS Intl Report No ICSI 170, U London (1968)].
3. A fully object oriented interpreted scripting language by Yukihiro Matsumoto .
Similar in scope to Perl and Python, Ruby has high-level data types, automatic memory management, dynamic typing, a module system, exceptions, and a rich standard library. Other features are CLU-style iterators for loop abstraction, singleton classes/methods and lexical closures.
In Ruby, everything is an object, including the basic data types. For example, the number 1 is an instance of class Fixnum.
Current version (stable): 1.6.7, as of 2002-03-01.
Ruby Home (http://ruby-lang.org/).
Ruby Central (http://rubycentral.com/).
[“Programming Ruby – The Pragmatic Programmer’s Guide”, David Thomas, Andrew Hunt, Yukihiro Matsumoto pub. Addison Wesley 2000].
(Heb. peninim), only in plural (Lam. 4:7). The ruby was one of the stones in the high priest’s breastplate (Ex. 28:17). A comparison is made between the value of wisdom and rubies (Job 28:18; Prov. 3:15; 8:11). The price of a virtuous woman is said to be “far above rubies” (Prov. 31:10). The exact meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain. Some render it “red coral;” others, “pearl” or “mother-of-pearl.”
- Ruby-crowned kinglet
[roo-bee-kround] /ˈru biˌkraʊnd/ noun 1. an olive-gray, American kinglet, Regulus calendula, the male of which has an erectile, ruby crest.
noun 1. glass having a red color resulting from the addition of gold, copper, or selenium to the batch. 2. any glass of a dark red color. noun 1. glass that has a deep rich red colour produced from oxides of various minerals, such as lead, copper, and iron
noun 1. a solid-state, pulsed laser that uses a ruby crystal to produce a very strong beam of red coherent light, used in making holographs and in cosmetic instruments.
noun 1. a female given name. noun (pl) -bies 1. a deep red transparent precious variety of corundum: occurs naturally in Myanmar and Sri Lanka but is also synthesized. It is used as a gemstone, in lasers, and for bearings and rollers in watchmaking. Formula: Al2O3 2. the deep-red colour of a ruby (as adjective): […]