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WIMP

1. Computing windows, icons, menus (or mice), pointers: denoting a type of user-friendly screen display used on small computers
2. Physics weakly interacting massive particle
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WIMP

Abbrev. for weakly interacting massive particle. A hypothetical elementary particle that is a candidate for dark matter. It is a stable neutral particle, somewhat heavier than the neutron, that interacts only weakly with ordinary matter. Theory indicates that sufficient WIMPS could have formed in the early Universe to account for the high proportion of dark matter.
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WIMP

[wimp]
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WIMP

(operating system)
Windows, Icons, Menus and Pointers (or maybe Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pull-down menus).

The style of graphical user interface invented at Xerox PARC, popularised by the Apple Macintosh and now available in other varieties such as the X Window System, OSF/Motif, NeWS, RISC OS and Microsoft Windows.

See menuitis, user-obsequious, window system.
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WIMP

(1) (Windows, Icons, Menus and Pointing device) A synonym for a graphical user interface (GUI). However, the term is sometimes used as a derogatory reference to a GUI by programmers who like to type commands on the command line. See command line and GUI.

(2) (WiMP) An earlier music streaming service from Norway-based Aspiro AB. Introduced in 2010, WiMP offered songs the in AAC and high-resoultion FLAC and ALAC formats. In 2015, WiMP merged into the TIDAL music service. See TIDAL.
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"If I forgave this person, that would mean I'm a wimp." What else could it mean?
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Asked to reconcile his position on selfdefense with Christ's admonition to turn the other cheek, he told Pate that "Jesus was not some pacifist wimp, as many like to portray him, but a really tough guy.