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

(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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26 BARGOED coach David Lynch said "aimless kicking" led to their defeat by Bedwas in the East section of the Principality Premiership.
BARGOED'S aimless kicking in the opening quarter gave them just too much to do in the later stages as Bedwas ended a three-match losing run.
Their headline was "Aimless" over a piece that claimed: "Madrid are in total crisis."
Summary: Beijing [China], Aug.4 (ANI): The United States is entangled in domestic political in-fighting and its foreign policy strategies are self-contradictory, and this has led to state-run media in China to label the current administration in Washington as being narcissistic, fretful, arrogant, aimless and reckless.
DOWN: 1 Cure 2 Real 3 Science 4 Angler 5 Bulge 6 Lens 7 Lace 8 Steak 10 Ready 16 Del 18 Nil 20 Ate 22 Tot 24 Aimless 25 Scale 26 Stable 28 Often 30 Wrong 32 Carp 33 Tsar 34 Lido 35 Oven.
When the allowance was good, we'd stop at our favorite bakeshop and spend an eternity on soda and aimless conversation.
ISLAMABAD -- MNA PML-N, Maiza Hameed said Monday that people have rejected the aimless agitation and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Inaf should too avoid such politics for the betterment of country.
PESHAWAR -- The PTI's August 7 rally would meet the same fate like 2014 Dharna of Imran Khan as the masses were more interested in development works and resolution of their problems rather than going to useless and aimless agitation against the government, which has a very popular mandate of people, said politicians and lawmakers of mainstream political parties here on Friday.
Clinical signs of blindness in birds included aimless wandering, failure to find feed and water, lateral recumbency, loss of weight, and increased mortality.
Poet Laureate Billy Collins' latest collection, Aimless Love (Random House), queries religious institutions, recalls a national tragedy, and considers sandhill cranes in Nebraska.
The action drama traces the tale of an aimless youth, Rajkumar (Kapoor), who works for a drug baron.
Minus that genre billing, multihyphenate Jason Banker's semi-improvised feature might be more easily appreciated for what it is: a drug-addled slice of life set among aimless Eastern youth that finally tips into ambiguous murder-mystery terrain.