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The dict-ified word of the day is aegis

| source : web1913 | AEgis \[AE]"gis\, n. [L. aegis, fr. Gr. ? a goat skin, a shield, ? goat, or fr. ? to rush.] A shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the shield of Jupiter which he gave to Minerva. Also fig.: A shield; a protection. | source : wn | aegis n 1: kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council" [syn: {auspices}, {protection}] 2: armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass [syn: {breastplate}, {egis}] | source : foldoc | AEGIS <operating system> A {Unix} variant that was used on {Apollo} {workstations} before Apollo was bought by {Hewlett Packard}. AEGIS has some advantages over standard {BSD} or {System V} Unix. It includes faster file access and a richer command set; there are commands to find out which {process} is running on a particular node, which process is locking a particular file, etc. (1997-02-25) | source : foldoc | Aegis <programming, tool> A {CASE} tool for project change management, from the {GNU} project. (1995-03-27) | source : vera | AEGIS Advanced Electronic Guidance and Instrumentation System

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The dict-ified word of the day is efficacious ←  → NY Times : We have outsourced our brains.