An object-oriented distributed programming language and environment developed at the University of Washington in the early 1980s. Emeral was the successor to EPL. It is strongly typed and uses signatures and prototypes rather than inheritance.

["Distribution and Abstract Types in Emerald", A. Black et al, IEEE Trans Soft Eng SE-13(1):65-76 (Jan 1987)].

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Of a rich green colour, like that of the emerald. "Emerald meadows." Emerald fish See Zaratite.

1. <chemical>

A precious stone of a rich green colour, a variety of beryl. See Beryl.

2. A kind of type, in size between minion and nonparel. It is used by English printers.

This line is printed in the type called emerald.

Origin: OE. Emeraude, OF. Esmeraude, esmeralde, F. Emeraude, L. Smaragdus, fr. Gr.; cf. Kr. Marakata.

(01 Mar 1998)

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