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AIM

(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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However, whenever and wherever I see the tap of water open aimlessly, I go and close it directly!
Missing since July 4, Sharjah Police, with support from police authorities in Ajman, found the boy as he was walking about aimlessly in a residential area in Ajman.
Summary: Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 13 (ANI): A youth was caught on camera while firing shots aimlessly near a petrol pump in Prayagraj on Friday.
The incident began when passersby told the emergency services that a foreign woman was wandering around aimlessly by the side of the Suao-Hualien highway near the scenic Qingshui Cliff, the Central News Agency reported.
In her tweet, she took a jibe on the opposition leader and said that he in the guise of medical treatment, aimlessly meandered on the streets of London and elongated a two-week relief into a two-month long vacation.
As the primary head of government, Weah is mostly mum on national issues; but sits back and dabbles in the pomp and pageantry of the presidency, and greenlights the little boy, Jefferson Koiyee, who claims to be 'Lord' mayor of Monrovia, to run his mouth aimlessly to intimidate the citizenry.
These parks are turning into favourite spots for neighbourhood cooks and domestic helpers, who aimlessly lie on the grass with their cellphones.
Every time I went to see him he was either slumped in a chair or shuffling around aimlessly, right past me sometimes, when before, despite having forgotten my name, he used to smile at me and say, "You're mine!" with a big grin on his face.
These accused were involved in murder, robbery , theft, attempt to dacoity, bogus cheques, gambling, selling or having drugs, land grabbing, drifting aimlessly and kite flying.
A human who fell prey to an aimlessly fired bullet.
Another person who witnessed the incident, Azizi Ibrahim, claimed that he saw Farid who was shirtless walking aimlessly near Tropicana Kota Damansara about noon yesterday.
Caption: Bees that inhabit a hive with a queen will move to and fro with purpose, not aimlessly.