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Oscar

a. any of several small gold statuettes awarded annually in the United States by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in films
b. an award made in recognition of outstanding endeavour in any of various other fields
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Oscar

gold statuette awarded to film actors, directors, writers, technicians, etc. [Am. Cinema: Brewer Dictionary, 788]
See: Prize

OSCAR

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Oregon State Conversational Aid to Research. Interactive numerical calculations, vectors, matrices, complex arithmetic, string operations, for CDC 3300. "OSCAR: A User's Manual with Examples", J.A. Baughman et al, CC, Oregon State U.

OSCAR

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Object-oriented language used in the COMANDOS Project. "OSCAR: Programming Language Manual", TR, COMANDOS Project, Nov 1988.

OSCAR

(Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime) The technology in AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). The Basic OSCAR Services (BOS) include Login/Logoff, Locate (find other AIM users), Instant Message (send message) and Buddy List management. In 1998, AOL introduced TOC, a subset of OSCAR released under the GNU license, which has been used to write AIM clients for Linux and other operating systems. See AIM and FLAP.
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htm#article_header) Keira Knightley looked eonderful in Vera Wang gown at the 2006 Oscar Awards red carpet.
Reilly and Will Ferrell, from left, sang of their Oscar aspirations.
Would Ben Hur have won another Oscar if they had given a statuette for best sound effects editing in 1959?
Hackford won an Academy Award for his short film "Teenage Father" in 1978 and went on to get six Oscar nominations for "Ray" two years ago.
Someday, Oscar may have the smarts to recognize the consummate skill of a performance like Rupert Everett's in My Best Friend's Wedding.
Oscar had two weeks to polish his performance and chemistry with Weber (of television's Wings and the film Jeffrey) until the critics returned.