A subroutine package used by ALTRAN.
[“The ALPAK System for Nonnumerical Algebra on a Digital Computer”, W.S. Brown, Bell Sys Tech J 42:2081, 1963].
[Sammet 1969, p. 502].
alpca Auto License Plate Collectors Association
a city in NE Michigan, on Lake Huron. Historical Examples The Alpena floats out into her last night—into the valley of the shadow of death. The Golden Censer John McGovern They come from Alpena and go way up to the Soo, and then go back again. Brother Billy Frances Maragret Fox The Alpena man was […]
a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset. Historical Examples On August 23, 1869, the evening alpenglow was very fine, though it did not reach its maximum depth and splendour. Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall “No; it is only what people call the alpenglow,” […]
a long, powerful horn of wood or bark, with a cupped mouthpiece and a curved bell at opposite ends, used by Swiss herders and mountaineers. noun another name for alphorn
a strong staff with an iron point, used by mountain climbers. Historical Examples Stand up as I do, and hold your alpenstock behind you like this. The Crystal Hunters George Manville Fenn There’s a great stick in the corner that Uncle Joe calls his alpenstock. Little Lucy’s Wonderful Globe Charlotte M. Yonge I looked out […]