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onyx

(ŏn`ĭks), variety of cryptocrystalline quartzquartz,
one of the commonest of all rock-forming minerals and one of the most important constituents of the earth's crust. Chemically, it is silicon dioxide, SiO2.
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, differing from agateagate
, translucent, cryptocrystalline variety of quartz and a subvariety of chalcedony. Agates are identical in chemical structure to jasper, flint, chert, petrified wood, and tiger's-eye, and are often found in association with opal.
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 only in that the bands of which it is composed are parallel and regular. Its appearance is most striking when the bands are of sharply contrasting colors; black and white specimens are often used for cameos. Onyx was used in Roman times for the fabrications of vases and cups. Sardonyx contains onyx and carnelian or sard. "Onyx marble," "Mexican onyx," and "Oriental alabaster" are terms applied to travertinetravertine
, form of massive calcium carbonate, CaCO3, resulting from deposition by springs or rivers. It is often beautifully colored and banded as a result of the presence of iron compounds or other (e.g., organic) impurities.
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Onyx

 

a mineral; a variety of agate with alternating black and white bands. Onyx is used as ornamental material or as a gem-stone. Cameos are carved from onyx, with the dark bands serving as the background and the light-colored bands used for the images.

onyx

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(mineralogy)
Banded chalcedonic quartz, in which the bands are straight and parallel; natural colors are usually red or brown with white, although black is occasionally encountered.

onyx

A banded, varicolored form of quartz, closely related to agate; cut into slabs, polished, and used for decorative building stone.

onyx

provokes disagreement and separates lovers. [Gem. Symbolism: Kunz, 98–99]
See: Discord

onyx

1. a variety of chalcedony with alternating black and white parallel bands, used as a gemstone. Formula: SiO2
2. a compact variety of calcite used as an ornamental stone; onyx marble. Formula: CaCO3

Onyx

A family of graphics supercomputers from SGI that use the MIPS R10000 CPU and range from single-processor workstations to rack-mounted systems with 128 CPUs. They use SGI's InfiniteReality graphics subsystem which processes geometry, imaging and video data in real time.
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I'm looking forward to joining Onyx again and working with the Onyx team to take these strategic objectives to the next level.
Onyx has filed a definitive proxy statement in connection with the proposed merger with M2M Holdings, Inc.
In light of the foregoing obstacles Onyx imposed, CDC determined that it was not possible to meet Onyx's deadline of Tuesday evening on July 25, 2006 PST.
Although ISS recommended that Onyx shareholders vote for the merger with M2M, ISS did not recommend that shareholders vote for the second proposal to be presented at the special meeting.
These delays, combined with CDC's previous behavior, suggest that CDC may be unable or unwilling to move quickly to consummate a transaction with Onyx in a timely fashion.
00 per share, even with the vague and limited collar proposal described by CDC in its letter, there is a substantial likelihood that, based on changes in CDC's stock value, the actual nominal price to be paid to Onyx shareholders could be as little as $4.
We remain firm in our belief in the benefits of a combination, particularly between our Pivotal CRM division and Onyx," said Eric Musser, executive vice president of strategy, mergers and acquisitions for CDC Software.
Entry into the CRM market enhances Made2Manage Systems' status as a provider of enterprise software and services to multiple industries," said Jeff Tognoni, chief executive officer of both M2M Holdings and Made2Manage Systems, "and our consolidation model - under which Onyx will continue to service and grow its distinct markets, fully backed by the considerable investment resources of our private equity partners - provides a compelling future for the new combined entity.
The system captures problem reports submitted via multiple channels, including a secure online version of Onyx Customer Portal.
Advanced OPM, the latest addition to the Onyx Process Management portfolio, makes it easier to automate customer-facing processes of all kinds, such as new customer account origination, order entry, customer support, and other workflow-based processes.
Piper Jaffray will assist Onyx's board of directors and management in its ongoing evaluation of its strategic opportunities, including acquisitions that Onyx may make, and its consideration of CDC Corporation's unsolicited proposal.
net) today announced that CDC Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC Corporation, has presented a new proposal to the board of directors of Onyx Software for a strategic transaction that would combine Onyx Software with CDC Software.