pax


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

Pax

(păks), in Roman religion, goddess of peace. Vespasian erected a temple to her at Rome. Her attributes were similar to those of the Greek Irene, the olive branch and the horn of plenty.

Pax

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Pax, asteroid 679 (the 679th asteroid to be discovered, on January 28, 1909), is approximately 72 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4 years. Its name means peace, and Jacob Schwartz gives this asteroid’s astrological significance as “peace.” In a natal chart, Pax’s location by sign and house indicates where and how one is most likely to experience or seek peace, especially in the sense of outward tranquility. When afflicted by inharmonious aspects, Pax may show conflict or the seeking of peace in situations where a tranquil response is inappropriate. If prominent in a chart (e.g., conjunct the Sun or the ascendant), it may indicate an exceptionally tranquil person or an individual who seeks to create peaceful circumstances.

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

PAX

[paks]
(communications)

PAX

On drawings, abbr. for “private automatic (telephone) exchange.”

Pax

goddess of peace. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 194]
See: Peace

pax

Chiefly RC Church
a. a greeting signifying Christian love transmitted from one to another of those assisting at the Eucharist; kiss of peace
b. a small metal or ivory plate, often with a representation of the Crucifixion, formerly used to convey the kiss of peace from the celebrant at Mass to those attending it, who kissed the plate in turn

PAX

(1) (Private Automatic Exchange) An inhouse intercom system.

(2) (Parallel Architecture Extended) A parallel processing environment standard based on Intel's i860 RISC chip, Unix System V and Alliant Computer's parallel and 3D graphics technologies.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tricia Sullivan, 34, worked for Network, the national Catholic social justice lobbying group, served three years as the director of Pax Christi Metro DC, and is now the secretary of the board of Global Peace Services-USA, a movement to create a professional peace service.
One of the most recent initiatives of Pax Christi was a cross-country bus tour that stopped in 35 cities to do public education about the issue of military spending.
It's worked out pretty well,'' said Marlowe, who has been exposed to track cycling, marathons, white-water canoeing and kayaking and water polo during the Pax shows.
The PAX Water Mixer was voted the winner of the People's Choice Award in the AWWA New Technology Showcase in 2007.
In celebration of this collaboration, PAX and American Rag are co-hosting an invite-only launch event at the American Rag store at 150 S.
However, PAX 2's sleek design and best-in-class performance reflect well a modern man's lifestyle," said Richard Mumby, chief marketing officer of PAX Labs, Inc.
Recent announcements of new programs under development at PAX provide some comfort that the base will remain intact after the upcoming round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PAX Labs, Inc.
11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the release of the Apple iPhone 6, PAX Technology, Inc.
July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PAX - Program of Academic Exchange invites local families to consider hosting a high school exchange student from one of 70 European, South American, Asian, or African countries during the upcoming school year.
Dean Goodman, President PAX TV and Chief Operating Officer, and Seth Grossman, Executive VP and Chief Strategic Officer, are scheduled to present at the conference from 10:30 A.
March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PAX Technology, a leading global provider of electronic payment terminals, is excited to invite you to visit us at booth #436 at Transact 14 powered by ETA to learn more about PAX POS terminals and solutions for electronic payment from April 8-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.