(GE) A US company that manufactured computers from 1956 until 1970, when it sold its computer division to Honeywell and left the computer business. Notable GE computers were the GE-265, which supported the Dartmouth Time-sharing System (DTSS), and the GE-645 used for Multics development.
See also GCOS.
Not to be confused with the General Electric Company (GEC) in the UK (where FOLDOC’s first seeds were sown).
- General equivalency diploma
noun a high-school degree awarded by a series of examinations; also called GED Examples To pass the GED Tests and earn a GED credential, test takers must score higher than 40 percent of graduating high school seniors nationwide.
noun, plural general headquarters. (used with a singular or plural verb) U.S. Army. 1. the headquarters of the commanding officer of a large military force. Abbreviation: GHQ, G.H.Q.
- General hospital
noun 1. a hospital not specializing in the treatment of particular illnesses or of patients of a particular sex or age group
n. chiefly British English spelling of generalization. For spelling, see -ize.