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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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 This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R).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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The city last month experienced two spells of moderate to heavy rains turning the weather colder. For the next 24 hours, the Met office said mainly cold and dry weather was expected in most parts of the province, including Karachi.
A very powerful anti-cyclone is located almost all over Europe, its center will be over the central, and later in the week over the eastern regions of the continent, and over the country will carry colder air from the north.
Daytime temperatures of 4-5C are expected Met office spokesman Mark Wilson said: "It will be colder than average in the latter part of January with a greater risk of snow."
However, it is certainly going to get colder, with the main drop in temperature coming tonight.
Wintry conditions could become more widespread by next weekend with the threat of much colder, wintry weather increasing.
"Thereafter the full range of monthly outlooks are indicating much colder weather for February with the potential for easterly winds, which are never warm at this time of year."
It is more likely and we will probably have a much colder spell from mid to late January after the mild spells we are currently experiencing."
| Friday: It looks likely to be wet and possibly very windy in the north-west of the UK, and colder and drier in the far east.
Elsewhere in the UAE, residents woke up to a colder morning, with temperatures hovering in their low 20s in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
"The UK could hang on to the colder conditions longer than Ireland because we're further west and we're more in the firing line from the Atlantic.