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SAM

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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

SAM

(1)

sam

(tool)
A multi-file screen editor with structural regular expressions. Sam runs under the X Window System.
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SAM

(1) See sequential access method, software asset management and SCSI Architecture Model.

(2) (Security Accounts Manager) The part of Windows that manages the encrypted database of usernames, passwords and permissions. SAM resides in each server as well as in each domain controller. See Syskey, PDC and trust relationship.

(3) (Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh) An earlier Macintosh antivirus program from Symantec Corporation, Cupertino, CA. It evolved into Norton AntiVirus for Mac.

(4) (Speaker Active Matching) A feature in integrated amplifiers from Devialet that corrects "bass timing" in stereo speakers. SAM recreates the orignal bass tones more accurately by monitoring the speaker's behavior and correcting it on the fly.
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References in classic literature ?
'Coach is ready, Sir,' said Sam, appearing at the door.
Jingle had disappeared, and he found himself caught in the arms of Sam.
'Come, don't be a fool, Sam,' said the girl coaxingly, 'the gentleman wants his boots directly.'
'Sam,' cried the landlady, 'where's that lazy, idle-- why, Sam-- oh, there you are; why don't you answer?'
'Vouldn't be gen-teel to answer, till you'd done talking,' replied Sam gruffly.
'Number five,' said Sam, as he picked up the shoes, and taking a piece of chalk from his pocket, made a memorandum of their destination on the soles--'Lady's shoes and private sittin'- room!
Sam spoke like a philosopher, emphasizing this--as if he had had a large experience in different sorts of worlds, and therefore had come to his conclusions advisedly.
"Now, sartin I'd a said that Missis would a scoured the varsal world after Lizy," added Sam, thoughtfully.
"High!" said Sam, with an indescribable intonation, known only to those who have heard it among the negroes.
Sam, upon this, began to bestir himself in real earnest, and after a while appeared, bearing down gloriously towards the house, with Bill and Jerry in a full canter, and adroitly throwing himself off before they had any idea of stopping, he brought them up alongside of the horse-post like a tornado.
"Ho, ho!" said Sam, "skeery, ar ye?" and his black visage lighted up with a curious, mischievous gleam.
With one of these in his fingers, Sam approached the colt, stroked and patted, and seemed apparently busy in soothing his agitation.