31-letter words containing c, h, l, o

  • actions speak louder than words — If you say that actions speak louder than words, you mean that people's actions show their real attitudes, rather than what they say. This expression is sometimes used to advise a person to do something positive.
  • between a rock and a hard place — having to choose between two equally unpleasant alternatives
  • british commonwealth of nations — a voluntary association of independent nations and dependent territories linked by historical ties (as parts of the former British Empire) and cooperating on matters of mutual concern, especially regarding economics and trade.
  • burn a hole in someone's pocket — If you say that some money is burning a hole in someone's pocket, you mean that they want to spend it as soon as possible.
  • central office exchange service — (communications)   (Centrex) A PBX service providing switching at the central office instead of at the company premises. Typically, the telephone company owns and manages all the communications equipment necessary to implement the PBX and then sells various services to the company.
  • consortium for lexical research — (body)   (CLR) A repository for natural language processing software, lexical data, tools and resources; set up in July 1991 in the Computing Research Laboratory of New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. CLR maintained a public FTP archive site and a separate members-only library. As of 1994-02-01, CLR had about 60 members, mostly academic institutions, including most US natural language processing centres. Materials could be contributed in exchange for membership. In 2006, the CRL closed down due to lack of funding. The CLR FTP server and e-mail address seems to have disappeared with it.
  • department of homeland security — the department of the U.S. federal government charged with protecting U.S. territory from terrorist attacks and providing a coordinated response to large-scale emergencies. Abbreviation: DHS.
  • dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane — DDT.
  • dictatorship of the proletariat — absolute control of economic and political power in a country by a government of the working class (proletariat): regarded in Communist theory as a means of effecting the transition from capitalism to communism
  • digital subtraction angiography — a computerized x-ray technique in which arteries are visualized following injection of dye into a vein. Abbreviation: DSA.
  • draw/pick/pull sth out of a hat — In competitions, if you say that the winners will be drawn or picked out of the hat, you mean that they will be chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance of winning.
  • ear, nose and throat specialist — a medical practitioner who specializes in dealing with diseases affecting the ear, nose and throat
  • every cloud has a silver lining — If you say that every cloud has a silver lining, you mean that every sad or unpleasant situation has a positive side to it.
  • fetal alcohol spectrum disorder — any of several disorders characterized by a variable cluster of birth defects that may include facial abnormalities, growth deficiency, mental retardation, and other impairments, caused by the mother's consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Abbreviation: FASD.
  • foreign and commonwealth office — the department of British government which promotes the United Kingdom's interests abroad
  • four horsemen of the apocalypse — four riders on white, red, black, and pale horses symbolizing pestilence, war, famine, and death, respectively. Rev. 6:2–8.
  • geographical information system — Geographic Information System
  • graphics language object system — (graphics, language)   (GLOS) A language with statements for describing graphics objects (line, circle, polygon, etc.), written by Michael J McLean and Brian Hicks at the University of Queensland, St. Lucia in 1978. New objects are defined using procedures. 2-D transformations are context dependent and may be nested.
  • growth hormone releasing factor — a substance produced in the hypothalamus that regulates the release of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland. Abbreviation: GRF.
  • health maintenance organization — a plan for comprehensive health services, prepaid by an individual or by a company for its employees, that provides treatment, preventive care, and hospitalization to each participating member in a central health center. Abbreviation: HMO.
  • hierarchical design methodology — (programming)   (HDM) A method for specifying software and systems using hierarchies of abstract machines, developed by Larry Robinson at SRI International circa 1975-1976. The specifications were written in SPECIAL.
  • histrionic personality disorder — a psychological disorder usually beginning in early adulthood, characterized by excessive emotional expression and attention-seeking behavior. Abbreviation: HPD.
  • honeywell-800 business compiler — Fully Automated Compiling Technique
  • human t-cell lymphotropic virus — HTLV.
  • international business machines — (company)   (IBM) The best known American computer manufacturer, founded by Thomas J. Watson (born 1874-02-17), known as "Big Blue" after the colour of its logo. IBM makes everything from mainframes to personal computers (PCs) and has been immensely successful in selling them, chiefly to business. It has often been said that "Nobody has ever been sacked for buying IBM". The IBM PC in its various versions has been so successful that unqualified reference to a "PC" almost certainly means a PC from IBM, or one of the many brands of clone produced by other manufacturers to cash in on IBM's original success. Alternative expansions of "IBM" such as Inferior But Marketable; It's Better Manually; Insidious Black Magic; It's Been Malfunctioning; Incontinent Bowel Movement, illustrate the considerable antipathy most hackers have long felt toward the "industry leader" (see fear and loathing). Quarterly sales $15351M, profits $689M (Aug 1994).
  • international phonetic alphabet — the set of symbols and modifiers designed, principally on the basis of articulatory considerations, to provide a consistent and universally understood system for transcribing the speech sounds of any language: devised by the International Phonetic Association. Abbreviation: IPA, I.P.A.
  • is that/do i make myself clear? — You can say 'Is that clear?' or 'Do I make myself clear?' after you have told someone your wishes or instructions, to make sure that they have understood you, and to emphasize your authority.
  • last but one/last but three etc — You can use phrases such as the last but one, the last but two, or the last but three, to refer to the thing or person that is, for example, one, two, or three before the final person or thing in a group or series.
  • multi-user shared hallucination — (communications, application)   (MUSH) A user-extendable MUD. A MUSH provides commands which the players can use to construct new rooms or make objects and puzzles for other players to explore.
  • nakhichevan autonomous republic — a region belonging to Azerbaijan, from which it is separated by part of Armenia; annexed by Russia in 1828; unilaterally declared secession from the Soviet Union in 1990. Capital: Nakhichevan. Pop: 363 000 (2000 est). Area: 5500 sq km (2120 sq miles)
  • not all sth is cracked up to be — If you say that something is not all it's cracked up to be, you mean that it is not as good as other people have said it is.
  • office of technology assessment — a bipartisan agency, created in 1972, that informs and advises Congress about scientific and technical developments bearing on national policy. Abbreviation: OTA.
  • place sth above/before/over sth — If you place one thing above, before, or over another, you think that the first thing is more important than the second and you show this in your behaviour.
  • pluggable authentication module — (security)   (PAM) The new industry standard integrated login framework. PAM is used by system entry components, such as the Common Desktop Environment's dtlogin, to authenticate users logging into a Unix system. It provides pluggability for a variety of system-entry services. PAM's ability to stack authentication modules can be used to integrate login with different authentication mechanisms such as RSA, DCE and Kerberos, and thus unify login mechanisms. PAM can also integrate smart card authentication.
  • put someone in his or her place — to humble someone who is arrogant, conceited, forward, etc
  • queued sequential access method — Physical Sequential
  • scalable processor architecture — (computer)   (SPARC) An instruction set architecture designed by Sun Microsystems for their own use in 1985. Sun was a maker of 680x0-based Unix workstations. Research versions of RISC processors had promised a major step forward in speed but existing manufacturers were slow to introduce a RISC type processor, so Sun went ahead and developed its own, based on the University of California at Berkley's RISC I and RISC II 1980-2. In keeping with their open philosophy, they licenced it to other companies, rather than manufacture it themselves. The evolution and standardisation of SPARC is now directed by the non-profit consortium SPARC International, Inc. SPARC was not the first RISC processor. The AMD 29000 came before it, as did the MIPS R2000 (based on Stanford's design) and Hewlett-Packard Precision Architecture CPU, among others. The SPARC design was radical at the time, even omitting multiple cycle multiply and divide instructions (like a few others), while most RISC CPUs are more conventional. SPARC implementations usually contain 128 or 144 registers, (CISC designs typically had 16 or less). At each time 32 registers are available - 8 are global, the rest are allocated in a "window" from a stack of registers. The window is moved 16 registers down the stack during a function call, so that the upper and lower 8 registers are shared between functions, to pass and return values, and 8 are local. The window is moved up on return, so registers are loaded or saved only at the top or bottom of the register stack. This allows functions to be called in as little as 1 cycle. Like some other RISC processors, reading global register zero always returns zero and writing it has no effect. SPARC is pipelined for performance, and like previous processors, a dedicated condition code register holds comparison results. SPARC is "scalable" mainly because the register stack can be expanded (up to 512, or 32 windows), to reduce loads and saves between functions, or scaled down to reduce interrupt or context switch time, when the entire register set has to be saved. Function calls are usually much more frequent, so the large register set is usually a plus. SPARC is not a chip, but a specification, and so there are various implementations of it. It has undergone revisions, and now has multiply and divide instructions. Most versions are 32 bits, but there are designs for 64-bit and superscalar versions. SPARC was submitted to the IEEE society to be considered for the P1754 microprocessor standard. SPARC(R) is a registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
  • secondary sexual characteristic — any of various features distinguishing individuals of different sex but not directly concerned in reproduction. Examples are the antlers of a stag and the beard of a man
  • software publishing certificate — (security)   (SPC) A public key certification standard (PKCS) #7 signed data object containing X.509 certificates. SPCs are used for digital signatures as applicable to computer software.
  • software publishing corporation — (company)   (SPC) The company that produces Harvard Graphics.
  • supplementary ideographic plane — (text, standard)   (SIP) The third plane (plane 2) defined in Unicode/ISO 10646, designed to hold all the ideographs descended from Chinese writing (mainly found in Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese and Chinese) that aren't found in the Basic Multilingual Plane. The BMP was supposed to hold all ideographs in modern use; unfortunately, many Chinese dialects (like Cantonese and Hong Kong Chinese) were overlooked; to write these, characters from the SIP are necessary. This is one reason even non-academic software must support characters outside the BMP.
  • take sb captive/hold sb captive — If you take someone captive or hold someone captive, you take or keep them as a prisoner.
  • telocator alphanumeric protocol — (communications, protocol)   (TAP, or "IXO", "PET") A protocol for submitting requests to a pager service. IXO/TAP is an ASCII-based, half-duplex protocol that allows the submission of a numeric or alphanumeric message. See also RFC 1568.
  • the charge of the light brigade — a poem (1854) by Tennyson, celebrating the British cavalry attack on the Russian position at Balaklava during the Crimean War.
  • the early bird catches the worm — If you say that the early bird catches the worm, you mean that the person who arrives first in a place is most likely to get what they want.
  • the internal security committee — a committee of the US House of Representatives that was abolished in 1975. Prior to its renaming in 1969, it was known as the House Un-American Activities Committee, and was notorious for its anti-Communist investigations in the late 1940s and 1950s
  • to burn the candle at both ends — If you burn the candle at both ends, you try to do too many things in too short a period of time so that you have to stay up very late at night and get up very early in the morning to get them done.
  • to call something into question — If you say that there is some question about something, you mean that there is doubt or uncertainty about it. If something is in question or has been called into question, doubt or uncertainty has been expressed about it.
  • to close your eyes to something — If you close your eyes to something bad or if you shut your eyes to it, you ignore it.
  • to pour cold water on something — If you pour cold water on an idea or suggestion, you show that you have a low opinion of it.

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