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Strand,

street in London, England, roughly parallel with the Thames River, running from the Temple to Trafalgar Square. It is a street of law courts, hotels, theaters, and office buildings and is the main artery between the City and the West End.

strand

[strand]
(engineering)
One of a number of steel wires twisted together to form a wire rope or cable or an electrical conductor.
A thread, yarn, string, rope, wire, or cable of specified length.
One of the fibers or filaments twisted or laid together into yarn, thread, rope, or cordage.
(geology)
A beach bordering a sea or an arm of an ocean.
(navigation)
To run aground; term strand usually refers to a serious grounding, while the term “ground” refers to any grounding, however slight.
(textiles)
An element of a woven material.

strand

1. A number of individual steel wires twisted together.
2. A number of individual steel wires laid together (not twisted).
3. In pre-stressed concrete, a type of prestressing tendon.

strand

1 Chiefly poetic
1. a shore or beach
2. a foreign country

strand

2
1. a set of or one of the individual fibres or threads of string, wire, etc., that form a rope, cable, etc.
2. a single length of string, hair, wool, wire, etc.

Strand

the. a street in W central London, parallel to the Thames: famous for its hotels and theatres

Strand

(1)
AND-parallel logic programming language. Essentially flat Parlog83 with sequential-and and sequential-or eliminated.

["Strand: New Concepts on Parallel Programming", Ian Foster et al, P-H 1990]. Strand88 is a commercial implementation.

Strand

(2)
A query language, implemented on top of INGRES (an RDBMS). ["Modelling Summary Data", R. Johnson, Proc ACM SIGMOD Conf 1981].
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