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Sebastian, Baron. born 1956, English middle-distance runner and Conservative politician: winner of the 1500 metres in the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games; holds 1000 m record; held records at 800 m, 1500 m, and a mile: member of parliament (1992--97)
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common operating environmentA uniform configuration of hardware and software throughout an organization. It is designed to eliminate software and data incompatibilities and improve troubleshooting. It implies the use of the same primary applications and Web browser as well as the same operating system, database management system and other system software.
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