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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

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.

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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Astronomers have investigated massive compact halo objects (MACHOs), weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), and numerous other candidates to explain why galaxies and galaxy clusters don't simply fly apart.
Most are as exotic as the names their inventors have given them: massive compact halo objects (MACHOs), weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), axions, neutralinos, and wimpzillas.
1, of which about 1/3 is hot dark matter, presumably neutrinos, and 2/3 is cold dark matter, perhaps weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs (the universe is not closed by any form of matter);
The type of dark matter that Adams and Laughlin assume exists is known as weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPS).