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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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Many characters fit the stereotypical frame of Gertrude Stein's disparaging declaration, "You are all a lost generation," due to an obsession with transitory pleasures like drinking and their purported aimlessness in the wake of the First World War.
The first number set a high standard for the rest of the evening, beginning with seven of the group's nine dancers milling about the stage with a deceptive aimlessness and apparent lack of grace, their baggy clothes and sullen faces giving them the look of a group of bored teenagers.
stands out with Hunter staging it to reflect his interest in the aimlessness of current youth culture.
In his first comments since an estimated 80,000 protestors took to the streets in Moscow calling for a rerun of the controversial parliamentary elections held on December 4, Putin attacked his opponents for their apparent aimlessness.
Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah in his official capacity which focused on three themes including abuses related to security restrictions, absence of respect for state, governmental aimlessness on managing the country's affairs and soaring rates of financial and administrative corruption.
a young person of a subculture characterised by apathy and aimlessness.
Sheen found himself with a hostile audience that did not appreciate his reportedly poor opening act, seemingly random video clips played at intermittent times, and a sense of aimlessness in the actor's general production.
From zoot suit rioters to punk rockers, grunge acolytes to goth kids, the specter of the coming generation's apathy and aimlessness, political disengagement and social alienation, continues to alarm parents and financially motivated experts.
The formlessness and seeming aimlessness of many of them leaves me puzzled and often distracted after a few pages.
And what kind of message does this send out to those who have the headache of diverting youngsters away from aimlessness, or mischief, and into the disciplines and character building offered by sporting activities and competition?
Productivity in the face of aimlessness and a deep-seated method to Odd Future's mayhem.
We need to put away aimlessness with the sole objective of thinking and working to a purpose.