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computing dictionary

<computer>

1. A computer; especially in the construction "foo box" where foo is some functional qualifier, like "graphics", or the name of an operating system (thus, "Unix box", "MS-DOS box", etc.) "We preprocess the data on Unix boxes before handing it up to the mainframe." The plural "boxen" is sometimes seen.

2. Without qualification in an IBM SNA site, "box" refers specifically to an IBM front-end processor.

(01 Mar 1994)

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medical dictionary

<molecular biology> Casual term for a DNA sequence that is a characteristic feature of regions that bind regulatory proteins for example homeobox, TATA box and CAAT box.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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