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presto

1. Music to be played very fast
2. Music a movement or passage directed to be played very quickly
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Presto

 

a musical term designating a quick tempo. The term was first used in the early 17th century. In the 18th century it came to denote a tempo quicker than allegro. “Presto” is also combined with other terms for more precise meaning: presto assai and presto molto (“very quickly”) and presto ma non tanto and presto ma non troppo (“not very fast”).

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PRESTO

A parallel language for shared-memory multiprocessors, built on top of C++ by Bershad et al, U Washington 1987. PRESTO provides classes for threads and spinlocks as well as Mesa-style monitors and condition variables.

ftp://cs.washington.edu/pub/presto1.0.tar.Z. E-mail: <presto@cs.washington.edu>.

["PRESTO: A Kernel for Parallel Programming Environments", B.N. Bershad et al, U Wash CS TR, Jan 1987].
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browser rendering engine

Software that renders HTML pages (Web pages). A browser rendering engine turns content coded in HTML into the text and images for the screen and printer. Also called a "layout engine," a rendering engine is used by Web browsers, email programs (for HTML email) and other applications that render HTML content. Following is a sampling of popular browsers and their rendering engines. See HTML, HTML email and render.

                    RenderingBrowser             Engine     Source

 Internet Explorer   Trident    Microsoft
 AOL Explorer        Trident    Microsoft

 Firefox             Gecko      Mozilla

 Safari              WebKit     Apple

 Chrome up to V27    WebKit     Apple
 Chrome as of V28    Blink      Chromium

 Edge up to V79      EdgeHTML   Microsoft
 Edge as of V80      Blink      Chromium

 Opera up to V14     Presto     Opera
 Opera as of V15     Blink      Chromium

 Konqueror           KHTML      KHTML

 Brave               Blink      Chromium

 Vivaldi             Blink      Chromium

 Android browsers    Blink      Chromium
 iOS browsers        WebKit     Apple
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References in classic literature ?
Alfred Inglethorp--and within two months--hey presto!"
"A fine spray with an air-brush, and presto! I am not."
Mr Podsnap's world was not a very large world, morally; no, nor even geographically: seeing that although his business was sustained upon commerce with other countries, he considered other countries, with that important reservation, a mistake, and of their manners and customs would conclusively observe, 'Not English!' when, PRESTO! with a flourish of the arm, and a flush of the face, they were swept away.
But, presto! ten minutes later the water rose, rose, rose and flooded his chest; he knew he was dying for he felt the cysts break.