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fat:

see fats and oilsfats and oils,
group of organic substances that form an important part of the diet and also are useful in many industries. The fats are usually solid, the oils generally liquid at ordinary room temperatures.
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condition resulting from excessive storage of fat in the body. Obesity is now usually defined using a formula known as the body mass index (BMI), in which weight (in kilograms) is divided by height (in meters) squared.
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What does it mean when you dream about being fat?

Being fat in a dream is a straightforward symbol of overindulgence, but it can also represent wealth and opulence. The dreaming mind often literalizes common verbal expressions in an effort to convey something to the conscious mind. Thus, an image of a fat person in a dream can indicate anything from a “fat cat,” to “fat chance,” to “fathead,” to “fat city.” (See also Obesity).

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fat

[fat]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to an obese person.
(biochemistry)
Any of the glyceryl esters of fatty acids which form a class of neutral organic compounds.
(physiology)
The chief component of fat cells and other animal and plant tissues.

FAT

[fat or ¦ef¦ā′tē]
(computer science)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fat

1. Material accumulating on a trowel during smooth troweling; used to fill in small imperfections.
2.See fat concrete, fat lime, etc.
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fat

1. any of a class of naturally occurring soft greasy solids that are esters of glycerol and certain fatty acids. They are present in some plants and in the adipose tissue of animals, forming a reserve energy source, and are used in making soap and paint and in the food industry
2. vegetable or animal tissue containing fat
3. Theatre a part in a play that gives an actor a good opportunity to show his talents
4. having a high content of a particular material or ingredient, such as resin in wood or oil in paint
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FAT

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FAT

(File Allocation Table) The file system used for compatibility. Developed for floppy disks in the late 1970s, FAT was the file system for hard drives in DOS and also in Windows prior to NTFS. Today, FAT32 and exFAT are widely used for USB and external storage drives because they are supported by every major platform, including Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices. In addition, FAT is used for digital camera storage.

FAT Directory and Table
The FAT directory maintains a list of file names and dates, and the FAT table has an entry for each drive cluster. When a drive is high-level formatted, the FAT table is recorded twice.

The directory points to an entry in the table where the file starts. If the file is larger than one cluster, the first table entry points to the next entry and so on until the end of file (see below). See FAT32, file system, cluster and NTFS.


The FAT Table
The file RESUME.DOC is stored in clusters 0, 2, 3 and 7. The directory entry points to cluster 0 where the file begins. The entry for cluster 0 points to cluster 2 and so on. BUDGET.XLS is stored in clusters 1, 4, 8 and 9. If a cluster becomes damaged, it is marked and never used again.
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References in classic literature ?
"Dog-Tooth's dogs were stuffed with meat, and the men who lay in the sun and did no work were rolling in fat, and, at the same time, there were little children crying themselves to sleep with hunger biting them with every wail."
And thus, becoming singer of songs to the king, he found a way to do nothing and be fat. And when the people grumbled more and more, and some threw stones at the king's grass house, the Bug sang a song of how good it was to be a Fish-Eater.
At last the fat Brother drew his horse's rein with a groan, for he could stand the shaking no longer.
To this the fat Friar said never a word, but he stared straight before him, and he gnawed his nether lip.
This praise seemed to please the little fat musicker, for he swelled out his chest, looked important and sang as follows:
He knew that his mother had no ten fat goats to give and that when Bukawai returned, little Tibo would be killed and eaten.
After a great many jokes about squeezing the ladies' sleeves, and a vast quantity of blushing at sundry jocose proposals, that the ladies should sit in the gentlemen's laps, the whole party were stowed down in the barouche; and the stout gentleman proceeded to hand the things from the fat boy (who had mounted up behind for the purpose) into the carriage.
"Your own paunch of fat would be enough for any bear to sleep on through the winter.
Then the murderer was alone with her helpless victim, the fat piglet, and I see her pounce upon the innocent creature and eat it up--"
The donkeys galloped, the wagon rolled on smoothly, the boys slept (Lamp-Wick snored like a dormouse) and the little, fat driver sang sleepily between his teeth.
He was not quite so certain of the callings and stations of two smart young ladies who were in conversation with the fat lady before the fire, until--having sat himself down in a corner, and remarked that he would wait until the other customers had been served--the fat lady resumed the dialogue which his entrance had interrupted.
"So you're not afraid of getting fat?" said the latter, turning a chair round for the young officer.