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mantis:

see mantidmantid
or mantis,
name applied to the large, slender, slow-moving, winged insects of the family Mantidae in the order Mantodea. Predatory insects, mantids have strong, elongate, spiny front legs, used for grasping prey.
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mantis

[′man·təs]
(invertebrate zoology)
The common name for insects composing the family Mantidae.

mantis

any carnivorous typically green insect of the family Mantidae, of warm and tropical regions, having a long body and large eyes and resting with the first pair of legs raised as if in prayer: order Dictyoptera

MANTIS

(language)
A structured, full-function procedural 4GL and application development system from Cincom. MANTIS enables the developer to design prototypes, create transaction screens and reports, define logical data views, write structured procedures, and dynamically test, correct, document, secure, and release applications for production in a single, integrated, interactive session.

MANTIS applications can be enhanced with gOOi, the graphical object-oriented interface, which creates graphical Windows representations of existing MANTIS screens.

http://cincom.com/products/mantis/.

MANTIS

A rapid application development language from Cincom Systems, Inc., Cincinnati, OH (www.cincom.com) that runs on Linux, Unix and OpenVMS platforms. It provides procedural and non-procedural languages for developing prototypes and applications and works with Cincom's SUPRA database, DB2 and IMS.
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As part of the wider research, a Newcastle University engineering student developed an electronic mantis arm which mimics the distinct striking action of the insect.
Thus, while there is no evidence that mantis stereopsis works at all with static images, it successfully reveals the distance to a moving target.
While stomatopoda are not related to mantis - insects that live over ground, better known as the praying mantis and best known for the female eating the male in many instances during or after mating - a similar striated structure was also found in the tibia of the insects.
Meanwhile, Adrian Gardiner, chairman of Mantis, added: "When Shurooq launched the Sharjah Collection hospitality brand at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai last April, we recognised the importance of the role [it plays] in developing the tourism sector in the emirate.
The newly-formed hotel management company will operate all properties under the Park Regis and Leisure Inn brands in the region, which prime properties set to be procured by Mantis.
When Justin Marshall of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and his team presented mantis shrimp presented the crustaceans with coloured objects, out of which only one was associated with a food reward, they often failed to distinguish between colours which humans see as distinct, like dark yellow and light orange, New Scientist reported.
Nasdaq: NXPI) today introduced Mantis, a new family of HS-CAN transceivers.
MANTIS: Mantis means prophet, spiritually calm and reverent--we all portray this demeanor as we hunt.
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The German Air Force has officially fielded its Rheinmetall Mantis C-Ram system, the acronym standing for Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar.
Because such data can reveal how much customers spent, on what and where, retail analytics can aid decisions about store locations, providing a detailed profile of the population in a given area and information about current sales there, says Andrew Mantis, group head of information services, merchants at MasterCard Advisors.