noun, (sometimes lowercase)
(in philosophical Taoism) that in virtue of which all things happen or exist.
the rational basis of human activity or conduct.
a universal, regarded as an ideal attained to a greater or lesser degree by those embodying it.
noun (in the philosophy of Taoism)
that in virtue of which all things happen or exist
the rational basis of human conduct
the course of life and its relation to eternal truth
1. A Lisp dialect with concurrency, object-orientation and logic.
[“Concurrent Programming in TAO – Practice and Experience”, I. Takeuchi in Parallel Lisp: Languages and Systems, T. Ito et al eds, LNCS 441, Springer 1989, pp. 271-299].
2. A programming language for APE/Quadrics parallel computers, largely modelled on FORTRAN and evolved from the even more primitive APESE language. TAO is particularly hard to work with, due to the lack of systematics, poor documentation and a primitive compiler.
noun 1. the prime minister of the Republic of Ireland
noun 1. the philosophical system evolved by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu, advocating a life of complete simplicity and naturalness and of noninterference with the course of natural events, in order to attain a happy existence in harmony with the Tao. 2. Also called Hsüan Chiao. a popular Chinese religion, originating in the doctrines of Lao-tzu but […]
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noun 1. a resort commune in Messina, in E Sicily, Italy: Roman remains.