ORB


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

orb

Obsolete or poetic
a. a celestial body, esp the earth or sun
b. the orbit of a celestial body

Orb

A plain circular boss, used as a decorative accent, where two or more ribs of a vault cross each other.

ORB

[ȯrb or ¦ō¦är′bē]
(computer science)

orb

1. A plain circular boss, as a decorative accent where two or more ribs (of a vault) cross.
2. The medieval name for the tracery of blank windows or stone panels.

ORB

ORB

(Object Request Broker) Software that handles the communication of messages from the requesting program (client) to the object as well as any return values from the object back to the calling program. See CORBA and DCOM. See also ORB disk.
References in periodicals archive ?
1993 saw angry grey streaks appearing in the little fluffy clouds, manifesting as the dark side of The Orb in mid-1994's abrasive Pomme Fritz (The Orb's Little Album), fired by rekindled punk spirit with anger often the energy.
Mr Vallejo's description of his video recording reads: "This orb was captured only for a couple of seconds.
The Orb Global Investments vision has attracted attention in the UK & Europe as a viable and sustainable model to not only help repair much of the financial damage in people's lives, but also to extend courtesies to what is perceived as a niche in the industry: that is the Socially Responsible Investments aspect of the company.
He added, "With this new version of Orb Live, we have also dramatically improved the streaming quality of the video to give users the best possible picture quality, at their current connection speed.
The Orb Group's main shareholder, Scott Ratcliffe, had a stake in Orb Communications until January 2007.
For more information about using Orb to turn your phone into a media phone, visit http://www.
Orb Networks is a developer of software and services that unlock the digital media stored on personal computers.
Orb VideoMail can also be integrated with Creative webcams including the new Live
Environmentally friendly, the ORB consists of organic polymer which contains no harmful heavy metals, Hg, Pb, or Cd etc.
Unlike some spiders that weave a new web every day, a Golden Orb Weaver reuses her handiwork until it falls apart, sometimes not for two years.
A lengthy gap between Orbus Terrarum and the just-out Cydonia led many to think that the Orb was over.
SAN FRANCISCO -- BitTorrent, the global standard technology for the delivery of rich media on the Internet, and streaming media leader Orb Networks announced a partnership to enable BitTorrent downloads to be enjoyed on any connected device.