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pod,

in aviation: see airplaneairplane,
 aeroplane,
or aircraft,
heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air.
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pod

or

legume,

dehiscent fruitfruit,
matured ovary of the pistil of a flower, containing the seed. After the egg nucleus, or ovum, has been fertilized (see fertilization) and the embryo plantlet begins to form, the surrounding ovule (see pistil) develops into a seed and the ovary wall (pericarp) around the
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 of a member of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family). At maturity the pod splits along its two seams and releases the enclosed seeds.

pod

[päd]
(aerospace engineering)
An enclosure, housing, or detachable container of some kind on an airplane or space vehicle, as an engine pod.
(botany)
A dry dehiscent fruit; a legume.
(design engineering)
The socket for a bit in a brace.
A straight groove in the barrel of a pod auger.
(geology)
An orebody of elongate, lenticular shape. Also known as podiform orebody.

pod

A streamlined container carried on pylon, strut, aircraft hard point, or other attachments entirely outside the airframe. A pod may house weapons such as rockets and guns, in-flight refueling equipment, reconnaissance sensors, ECM (electronic countermeasure) equipment, and similar systems.

pod

1
1. 
a. the fruit of any leguminous plant, consisting of a long two-valved case that contains seeds and splits along both sides when ripe
b. the seedcase as distinct from the seeds
2. any similar fruit
3. a streamlined structure attached by a pylon to an aircraft and used to house a jet engine (podded engine), fuel tank, armament, etc.
4. an enclosed cabin suspended from a cable or a big wheel, for carrying passengers

pod

2
a small group of animals, esp seals, whales, or birds

pod

3
1. a straight groove along the length of certain augers and bits
2. the socket that holds the bit in a boring tool

pod

Not to be confused with P.O.D..

1. <printer> (Allegedly from abbreviation POD for "Prince Of Darkness") A Diablo 630 (or, latterly, any letter-quality impact printer). From the DEC-10 PODTYPE program used to feed formatted text to it.

2. <text> Plain Old Documentation.

Ping of Death

A network request that crashes the target computer by placing an invalid packet size value in the packet header. There are patches for most operating systems to prevent it. Also called a "long ICMP," because the ping is sent as an Internet Control Message Protocol packet (see ICMP). See denial-of-service attack.

podcast

(iPOD broadCAST) An audio broadcast for playback in the computer or mobile device. A podcast is like a radio program that can be downloaded on demand. Although some are actual radio programs such as the news, podcasts cover the gamut, including fiction, education, interviews, documentaries or a magazine with various sections. There are hundreds of thousands of podcasts.

Podcasts can be individually downloaded from the Web or available via a syndication format. A media aggregator program (a "podcatcher") such as AntennaPod, gPodder and iTunes captures the audio feeds from the Internet for transfer to the player. See syndication format.

The Pod in Podcast
The playback device originally targeted was the iPod, hence the name. Podcasts are mostly in the MP3 format but can also be AAC, which most music players support.

Podcast Everything
Conceived for audio broadcasts, the concept was broadened to include images and video (see photofeed and vidcast). Electronic slide shows are created as podcasts (see enhanced podcast), and "sound seeing" is the audio recording of a person's experiences when traveling. Some museums make audio tours available as podcasts, and art students and professors create their own unauthorized and sometimes controversial narrations of famous works. See autocasting, punchcasting, learncasting and audiobook.

print on demand

The ability to print a pamphlet, manual or book in small quantities as requested, even just one copy. The printing is done from the computer rather than the traditional offset printing process. Print on demand is environmentally sound because hundreds of thousands of unsold, new books are destroyed annually. In addition, publishers no longer must maintain a physical inventory of titles, which translates into huge cost savings.

The Benefits
Print on demand allows every book ever published to be available in the future, and it allows new authors to be published more easily. It also prevents wonderful books from ever going out-of-print due to low demand. Using on-demand equipment, a complete, finished hardcover book can be created from scratch in less than 20 minutes. See digital printing.

print-on-demand

The ability to print a pamphlet, manual or book in small quantities as requested, even just one copy. The printing is done from the computer rather than the traditional offset printing process. Print-on- demand is environmentally sound because hundreds of thousands of unsold, new books are destroyed annually. In addition, publishers no longer must maintain a physical inventory of titles, which translates into huge cost savings.

The Benefits
Print-on-demand allows every book ever published to be available in the future, and it allows new authors to be published more easily. It also prevents wonderful books from ever going out-of-print due to low demand. Using on-demand equipment, a complete, finished hardcover book can be created from scratch in less than 20 minutes. See digital printing.