/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 portability and released to Usenet under the name “Dungeon”.
Both Fortran “Dungeon” and translated C versions are available from many FTP archives.
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.
flourished 6th century b.c, Persian religious teacher. Historical Examples Theirs is the religion of Zoroaster, and they contest with the Hebrews the honor of being the first believers in one God. The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan In later times the religion of Zoroaster became the religion of the people. History of […]
of or relating to or to . one of the adherents of . Contemporary Examples Lawler notes that in the Zoroastrian religion of the Persians, the rooster was of the utmost importance. The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity William O’Connor December 26, 2014 These are combined with aspects of the […]