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see wavewave,
in oceanography, an oscillating movement up and down, of a body of water caused by the frictional drag of the wind, or on a larger scale, by submarine earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides.
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, in oceanography.


(computer science)
To locate and load into main memory a requested load module, relocating it as necessary and leaving it in a ready-to-execute condition.
The distance traversed by waves without obstruction.
An area of the sea surface over which seas are generated by a wind having a constant speed and direction.
The length of the fetch area, measured in the direction of the wind in which the seas are generated. Also known as generating area.


a Doppelganger. [Irish Folklore: Leach, 376]
See: Doubles


1. Engineering the reach, stretch, etc., of a mechanism
2. Geography the distance in the direction of the prevailing wind that air or water can travel continuously without obstruction


A Macintosh program by Jim Matthews <Fetch@Dartmouth.edu> for transferring files using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Fetch requires a Mac 512KE, System 4.1, and either KSP 1.03 or MacTCP.

Latest version: 2.1.2.

Fetch is Copyright 1992, Trustees of Dartmouth College.

ftp://ftp.Dartmouth.edu/pub/mac/Fetch_2.1.2.sit.hqx. ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/computing/systems/mac/info-mac/comm/tcp.


To locate the next instruction in memory for execution by the CPU. See instruction cycle.
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Customer feedback for the wide range of Go Fetch Ltd services over the years has been wholly positive.
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The mobile market is growing rapidly worldwide, and Fetch has attracted attention as a high-growth company.
That sale and the Wine and Port auction today are expected to fetch more than pounds 220,000 between them.
They could make minor alterations to the current structure, such as update the kitchens, or they could vacate the whole property and combine apartments to make for larger luxury dwellings that would fetch $1200-$1500 per s/f.
If asked to fetch something that he's never heard of, Rico picks the one object he's never seen out of a group of familiar objects.
An Austin Healey is a desirable classic car, but would not normally fetch almost pounds 26,000 these days.
Fetch, who owns the shop with husband Wes, began working with stained glass when she was 7 years old.
Whale skin fetches over [yen] 5,000 per kilogram; tail parts fetch [yen] 10,000 per kilogram, and a whale tail can bring in [yen] 2-3 million.
This paper addresses the design of the fetch unit for a high-performance, scalable, simultaneous multithreaded processor.