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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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