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A distributed, concurrent, object-oriented Ada-based language developed in the Esprit DRAGON project by Colin Atkinson at Imperial College in 1989 (Now at University of Houston, Clear Lake). DRAGOON supports object-oriented programming for embeddable systems and is presently implemented as an Ada preprocessor.

["Object-Oriented Reuse, Concurrency and Distribution: An Ada-Based Approach", C. Atkinson, A-W 1991, ISBN 0-2015-6-5277].

(01 Apr 1999)

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1. Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted soldier; a cavalry man.

2. A variety of pigeon.

<zoology> Dragoon bird, the umbrella bird.

Origin: F. Dragon dragon, dragoon, fr. L. Draco dragon, also, a cohort's standard (with a dragon on it). The name was given from the sense standard. See Dragon.

(01 Mar 1998)

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