Raytheon Automatic Test Equipment Language. For analog and digital computer controlled test centres. "Automatic Testing via a Distributed Intelligence Processing System", S.J. Ring, IEEE AUTOTESTCON 77 (Nov 1977).

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<zoology> Any carnivore of the genus Mellivora, allied to the weasels and the skunks.

Synonyms: honey badger.

Several species are known in Africa and India. The Cape ratel (M. Capensis) and the Indian ratel (M. Indica) are the best known. The back is gray; the lower parts, face, and tail are black. They are fond of honey, and rob the nests of wild bees.

Origin: F.

(01 Mar 1998)