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1) World Wide Web. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...World Wide Web, (WWW or W3), collection of globally distributed text and multimedia documents and files and other network services linked in such a way as to create...

2) Murdock, George Peter. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...George Peter, 1897-1985, American anthropologist, b. Meriden, Conn., grad. Yale (B.A., 1919; Ph.D., 1925). He taught at Yale and later at the Univ. of Pittsburgh,...

3) computer virus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Although some viruses are merely disruptive, others can destroy or corrupt data or cause an operating system or applications program to malfunction. Computer viruses...

4) optical character recognition. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The light reflected by a printed text, for example, is recorded as patterns of light and dark areas by an array of photoelectric cells in a optical scanner. A computer...

5) Baedeker, Karl. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...German publisher, founder of the Baedeker guidebooks. His printing establishment was at Koblenz, but his son Fritz, who continued the business, moved it to Leipzig....

6) Morphy, Paul Charles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American chess player, b. New Orleans. At 10 he learned the game and at 21 was acknowledged as the greatest player in the world. Not only was Morphy possessed of...

7) Philby, Kim. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Harold Adrian Russell Philby), 1912-88, British double agent; son of Harry St. John Bridger Philby, better known as Kim Philby, worked for many years as a Soviet...

8) tempering. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Metals are usually hardened (see hardening) by being heated to high temperatures and quenched rapidly. This treatment causes brittleness, which is reduced by tempering....

9) Canby, Henry Seidel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Henry Seidel, 1878-1961, American editor and critic, b. Wilmington, Del., grad. Yale, 1899. He taught at Yale for over 20 years, achieving professorial rank in 1922....

10) cire perdue. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The sculptor makes a model in plaster or clay that is then coated with wax. This model is then covered with a perforated plaster or clay mold. When heated, the mold...

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