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ace

1. Tennis a winning serve that the opponent fails to reach
2. Golf chiefly US a hole in one

ACE

Abbrev. for Advanced Composition Explorer.

Ace

 

a pilot of a fighter airplane who is an outstanding master of air combat and who has shot down many enemy airplanes. In World War I, pilots who shot down five or more planes each were called aces. In the Great Patriotic War (1941–45) more than 150 Soviet pilots shot down from 20 to 50 hostile aircraft each; A. I. Pokryshkin and I. N. Kozhedub, both awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union three times, shot down 59 and 62 enemy airplanes respectively. In the Soviet Air Force, pilots who have mastered to perfection the art of piloting and air fighting are sometimes also called aces.

ACE

Abbr. for “Architects Council of Europe.”

ace

Generally, a pilot with confirmed kills of five or more aircraft.

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ACE

(1) (Adobe Certified Expert) The award for successfully completing an examination in an Adobe application such as Photoshop, Illustrator or Dreamweaver as well as in one of Adobe's campaign and media management products (Adobe Campaign Developer, Adobe Experience Manager, etc.). Exams in more than 25 subjects are offered in numerous locations by the Pearson VUE testing organization.

(2) (Advanced Computing Environment) An open standard based on Unix and Windows NT introduced in 1991 by MIPS Computer Systems and others. Although later disbanded, its purpose was to provide users a migration path from x86 PCs to MIPS RISC machines.
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He was also within an ace of landing the Warwickshire job.
We came within an ace of winning through an impossibly tough group - and it was no fluke.
In the final minutes Athletic came within an ace of levelling the scores, but Rovers defender Carl Slater was perfectly positioned to clear off the line from a corner.
The London-based Italian posted a fastest lap during tests at the Sepang circuit within an ace of his pole-setting time in September on the awesome 990cc machines allowed last season.
The club played at Wembley in the FA Vase final (1988), gave West Ham a scare at Upton Park in the third round of the FA Cup in 1998, and came within an ace of winning promotion to the Conference in 2000-01.
Dunlop went within an ace of victory at Coventry Alliance champions-elect Bedworth Ex-Service.
Williams admits that he does have a clue about the nine-ball game but still pushed The Pearl to within an ace of defeat in their group game.
Judge David Hodson said: "He was within an ace of dying.
Today's second national fire strike came within an ace of being called off after all-night talks between the FBU and their bosses.
BATTLING Caley came within an ace of claiming their second big English scalp of the season in this friendly at the Rec.
RHYL maintained their unbeaten record at the top of the Huws Gray Alliance yesterday - but only just as Holyhead came within an ace of causing a major upset.
WOLVES legend Kenny Hibbitt says Mick McCarthy should win Manager of the Year for taking them within an ace of safety.