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Aspen

(ăs`pən), city (1990 pop. 5,049), alt. 7,850 ft (2,390 m), seat of Pitkin co., S central Colo., on the Roaring Fork River; founded c.1879 by silver prospectors, inc. 1881. Declining after an 1880s–90s boom, it was transformed in the 1930s into a ski resort. Affluent, cosmopolitan Aspen is now noted for its Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies and Aspen Music Festival and School (see Aspen Music FestivalAspen Music Festival,
classical music festival held annuallly each summer in Aspen, Colo. Chicagoans Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke established the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies (now the Aspen Institute) in the former silver-mining boomtown, and the Aspen Music Festival
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). The summer music festival was the progenitor (1949) of similar arts festivals throughout the mountain states. The Aspen Art Museum is housed in a building designed by Shigeru BanBan, Shigeru,
1957–, Japanese architect, known especially for temporary structures made from nonstandard building materials and built in response to environmental or societal disasters.
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aspen:

see willowwillow,
common name for some members of the Salicaceae, a family of deciduous trees and shrubs of worldwide distribution, especially abundant from north temperate to arctic areas.
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aspen

related to Poplar Tree, also called “Quaking Aspen” for how it sways in the wind. Whitish bark, which contains salicylin, the natural aspirin also found in willow trees for pain relief and headaches. Inner bark tea used for colds, fever, pain, stomach problems, kidney, bladder, urinary issues, venereal disease, rheumatism, arthritis, diarrhea, worms, menstrual bleeding, anti-inflammatory.

aspen

[′as·pən]
(botany)
Any of several species of poplars (Populus) characterized by weak, flattened leaf stalks which cause the leaves to flutter in the slightest breeze.

aspen

any of several trees of the salicaceous genus Populus, such as P. tremula of Europe, in which the leaves are attached to the stem by long flattened stalks so that they quiver in the wind

ASPEN

(language)
A toy language for teaching compiler construction.

["ASPEN Language Specifications", T.R. Wilcox, SIGPLAN Notices 12(11):70-87, Nov 1977].

Aspen

(Aspen Technology, Inc., Burlington, MA, www.aspentec.com) A leading provider of smart manufacturing and supply chain management software and services for the process industries, which includes chemicals, metals and minerals, pulp and paper, electric power and consumer packaged goods. Aspen was founded in 1981 to commercialize technology developed by the Advanced System for Process Engineering (ASPEN) at MIT. From 1976 to 1981, the ASPEN project was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and a group of more than 50 industrial participants, after which it went public.
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The place fixed on for the stand-shooting was not far above a stream in a little aspen copse.
The sun was setting behind a thick forest, and in the glow of sunset the birch trees, dotted about in the aspen copse, stood out clearly with their hanging twigs, and their buds swollen almost to bursting.
Levin said to himself, noticing a wet, slate-colored aspen leaf moving beside a blade of young grass.
But the aspen poplar leaves are always shaking, even on the very calmest day.
And then she told us the old legend that the cross on which the Saviour of the world suffered was made of aspen poplar wood and so never again could its poor, shaken, shivering leaves know rest or peace.
A slender shapely young aspen rose up before them against the fine maize and emerald and paling rose of the western sky, which brought out every leaf and twig in dark, tremulous, elfin loveliness.
In a like manner, in Siberia, we have woods of birch, fir, aspen, and larch, growing in a latitude [10] (64 degs.
She was graceful, but there was a quiver in the very shape of her that was like the lines of an aspen.
This same bark also grows in furrowed ridges at the bottom of the trunks of older aspens.
Founded in 1958, Aspen Systems is an information management company which offers a wide range of outsourcing and strategic services to the government and private sector.
19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Stay Aspen Snowmass is announcing travel packages for Aspen Gay Ski Week 2014 and the All for Love: Aspen Gay Ski Week's Group Civil Union Ceremony in downtown Aspen's Wagner Park on January 18, 2014.
The Aspen Square Condominium Hotel supports local community organizations and events, and in doing so, plays a key role in maintaining Aspen as a unique mountain destination