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WIMP

1. Computing windows, icons, menus (or mice), pointers: denoting a type of user-friendly screen display used on small computers
2. Physics weakly interacting massive particle

WIMP

Abbrev. for weakly interacting massive particle. A hypothetical elementary particle that is a candidate for dark matter. It is a stable neutral particle, somewhat heavier than the neutron, that interacts only weakly with ordinary matter. Theory indicates that sufficient WIMPS could have formed in the early Universe to account for the high proportion of dark matter.

WIMP

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WIMP

(operating system)
Windows, Icons, Menus and Pointers (or maybe Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pull-down menus).

The style of graphical user interface invented at Xerox PARC, popularised by the Apple Macintosh and now available in other varieties such as the X Window System, OSF/Motif, NeWS, RISC OS and Microsoft Windows.

See menuitis, user-obsequious, window system.

WIMP

(1) (Windows, Icons, Menus and Pointing device) A synonym for a graphical user interface (GUI). However, the term is sometimes used as a derogatory reference to a GUI by programmers who like to type commands on the command line. See command line and GUI.

(2) (WiMP) An earlier music streaming service from Norway-based Aspiro AB. Introduced in 2010, WiMP offered songs the in AAC and high-resoultion FLAC and ALAC formats. In 2015, WiMP merged into the TIDAL music service. See TIDAL.
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This is very different from what happens with bosons' cousins, the fermions, which include electrons, protons, and even WIMPs.
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The way we interface with computing today is through WIMPS - windows, icons, menus, pointing systems," NASA Administrator Daniel S.
If LUX-ZEPLIN, scheduled to become operational in 2020, detects such flashes, it would be the first experimental evidence of interactions between WIMPs and ordinary matter.
WIMPs are thought to interact with normal matter only via the weak nuclear force and gravity.
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