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AIM

(1) (AOL Instant Messenger) America Online's instant messaging service, which supported text chat, photo sharing, online gaming and PC to PC voice. An AIM list of Instant Messenger contacts was called a "Buddy List." AIM was part of America Online and then a stand-alone service in 1997 but was discontinued at the end of 2017. See instant messaging and AOL.

(2) (Application Integration Middleware) An umbrella term for middleware software that ties applications together. See application integration, middleware and PPMW.

(3) (Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, Warrendale, PA, www.aimglobal.org) The trade association for the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. Established in 1982 as a product division of the Material Handling Institute (MHI), AIM is involved in setting standards for barcodes, magnetic stripes and RFID technology. See also AIIM.

(4) (Apple IBM Motorola) The alliance of Apple, IBM and Motorola that developed the PowerPC chip. See PowerPC and Apple-IBM alliance.
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Then they fought furiously in close combat about the body of Alcathous, wielding their long spears; and the bronze armour about their bodies rang fearfully as they took aim at one another in the press of the fight, while the two heroes Aeneas and Idomeneus, peers of Mars, outvied everyone in their desire to hack at each other with sword and spear.
I had sadly broken sleep when I got to bed, through thinking of the strange man taking aim at me with his invisible gun, and of the guiltily coarse and common thing it was, to be on secret terms of conspiracy with convicts - a feature in my low career that I had previously forgotten.
In this regard the AIM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was inked by Atif Bajwa, CEO, Bank Alfalah, and Peter Mobbs, CEO, AIM at the Bank Alfalah Learning Center here.