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ws

(networking)
The country code for Samoa.
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WS

On drawings, abbr. for weather strip.
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white space

(1) Unused spectrum between earlier analog TV channels. See TV white spaces.

(2) Any area on a document page that does not contain text or graphics. Also called "negative space," the term was derived from printing on white paper and any part not printed remained white. To an experienced graphic designer, white space is as important as the printed areas.

(3) Non-printing characters. Applications treat white space differently. For example, each depression of the space bar generates one ASCII 32 space character, and most programs display each one as one blank space. However, Web pages (HTML pages) display multiple ASCII 32 characters as a single blank space. See non-breaking space.

(4) A void in service; for example, white spaces in the cellular industry are geographic areas without coverage.

(5) Unused space in a disk storage system. White space may refer to allocated, but unused, blocks of storage. See thin provisioning.

workstation

(1) A high-performance, single-user machine geared to the professional rather than the consumer. Employed for video editing, computer-aided design (CAD), software development, medical imaging and scientific applications, workstations use a fast multicore CPU with large amounts of memory (RAM) and storage. Today, a workstation is typically an x86-based computer running Windows, Linux or macOS. In the past, RISC-based machines from Sun, HP, IBM and SGI fell into the workstation category.

(2) Any terminal or desktop computer in a network. In this context, workstation is a generic term for a user's machine (client machine) in contrast to a "server" or "mainframe."

(3) In the telecom industry, a combined telephone and computer.


Earlier Workstations
These Unix-based Sun, Compaq and SGI workstations (top to bottom) were employed for CAD, medical imaging and scientific visualization. Using monitors with the highest resolution, they pushed the performance envelope, although today's PCs and Macs are far more powerful. (Images courtesy of Sun, Compaq and SGI.)


Earlier Workstations
These Unix-based Sun, Compaq and SGI workstations (top to bottom) were employed for CAD, medical imaging and scientific visualization. Using monitors with the highest resolution, they pushed the performance envelope, although today's PCs and Macs are far more powerful. (Images courtesy of Sun, Compaq and SGI.)


Earlier Workstations
These Unix-based Sun, Compaq and SGI workstations (top to bottom) were employed for CAD, medical imaging and scientific visualization. Using monitors with the highest resolution, they pushed the performance envelope, although today's PCs and Macs are far more powerful. (Images courtesy of Sun, Compaq and SGI.)
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Reading Abilities of 9-17-Year-Olds with Williams Syndrome: Impact of Reading Method.
Severe infantile hypercalcemia associated with Williams syndrome successfully treated with intravenously administered pamidronate.
As a result, three cases of Prader-Willi/Angelman syndrome, three cases of Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, one case of DiGeorge syndrome, and two cases of Williams syndrome, who were diagnosed outside of Bosnia and Herzegovina, were reported in this study (Table 2, Table 3).
Mervis, "Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in 4 to 16-year-olds with Williams syndrome," American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, vol.
The brave youngster is suffering from multiple illnesses like Williams Syndrome and he recently underwent open heart surgery.
At first, microarray testing was targeted; rather than looking at the whole genome, testing was performed to look for known syndromes such as 22q deletions and Williams syndrome and Smith-Magenis syndrome, for example.
Additionally, some chromosomal disorders also are characterized by a prevalence of CD higher than in the general population, hence demanding screening even for asymptomatic patients (e.g., those with Down syndrome or Turner and Williams syndrome).
Researchers from Durham and Northumbria Universities studied kids with autism, and those with Williams syndrome, as well as healthy children at a similar level of development and intelligence.
Patients with autism, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome are all socially vulnerable, but in "markedly different" ways.