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AWE

AWE

(1) (Advanced Wave Effects) A Creative Labs brand for its Sound Blaster cards. See Sound Blaster.

(2) (Address Windowing Extensions) A Microsoft Windows programming interface (API) that allows an application to use more memory than it has reserved within its own address space. If a 32-bit operating system is used, and the application reaches beyond the 4GB limit, AWE uses the CPU's Physical Address Extension (see PAE).
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And, after the war is over, I will fervently pray that I will be shocked often; and I will weep with joy every time I am awed by one of my brothers or sisters who call themselves American and truly live not only America's privilege but its responsibility as well.
Howard, best known as Opie on the ``Andy Griffith Show,'' and Richie Cunningham on ``Happy Days,'' pronounced himself awed to be in such company.
This year's conference, which is the 12th National Conference for Women in Business that AWED has produced and is entitled "Women Mean Business", is also being sponsored by Time, Inc.