a weasellike African animal, Ictonyx striatus, resembling a skunk in coloration and habits.
zoril, zorille, zor′il, n. an African skunk-like carnivore: an American skunk.
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a weasellike African animal, Ictonyx striatus, resembling a skunk in coloration and habits. Historical Examples zorilla lifted his hand and the great Brazilian diamonds in his rings shot out baleful fires. The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull As I buzzed down that sickening height I saw that zorilla had stopped. The City in […]
zork games /zork/ The second of the great early experiments in computer fantasy gaming; see ADVENT. Zork was originally written on MIT-DM during the late 1970s, later distributed with BSD Unix as a patched, sourceless RT-11 Fortran binary (see retrocomputing) and commercialised as “The Zork Trilogy” by Infocom. The Fortran source was later rewritten for […]
zorkmid games /zork’mid/ The canonical unit of currency in hacker-written games. This originated in Zork but has spread to nethack and is referred to in several other games. [Jargon File] (1998-09-21)
- Zorn’s lemma
a theorem of set theory that if every totally ordered subset of a nonempty partially ordered set has an upper bound, then there is an element in the set such that the set contains no element greater than the specified given element.