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cold

1. (of a colour) having violet, blue, or green predominating; giving no sensation of warmth
2. Metallurgy denoting or relating to a process in which work-hardening occurs as a result of the plastic deformation of a metal at too low a temperature for annealing to take place
3. (of a process) not involving heat, in contrast with traditional methods
4. an acute viral infection of the upper respiratory passages characterized by discharge of watery mucus from the nose, sneezing, etc.
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Cold

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The signs are numbered from 1 to 12 according to their order in the zodiac (i.e., Aries = 1, Taurus = 2, etc.). Cold and hot was one of the sets of categories used in premodern physics, and the ancients classified all even-numbered signs (all water and earth signs) as cold. Traditionally, the Moon and Saturn, and sometimes other planets, were also considered to be cold. The terms hot and cold are infrequently used in modern astrology.

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cold

[kōld]
(electricity)
Pertaining to electrical circuits that are disconnected from voltage supplies and at ground potential; opposed to hot, pertaining to carrying an electrical charge.
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COLD

(language)
A sugared version of COLD-K.

COLD

(storage)
Computer Output to Laser Disk - see Enterprise Report Management.
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cold

(1) Inactive; unused; idle. See cold backup, cold boot and cold swap.

(2) (COLD) (Computer Output to LaserDisc) Archiving large volumes of transactions on a LaserDisc (LD). This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R). See LaserDisc, ERM and computer output microfilm.
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Many of these are caused by heart attacks and strokes directly attributable to cold housing.''
An estimated 30% of winter deaths in Europe are believed to be caused by cold housing.
Cold housing causes dexterity problems, which increases the risk of accidents and injuries in the home.
A University College London report in 2011 found that apart from illness, cold housing can cause emotional problems in children and hamper their educational development.
The cold weather plan includes pounds 10million to tackle fuel poverty through existing schemes, alongside a new pounds 20million fund for local authorities and charities to address cold housing.