American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of demon.
- n. Variant of daimon.
- n. Computer Science A program or process that sits idly in the background until it is invoked to perform its task.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See demon, etc.
- n. A demon.
- n. Greek mythology A lesser deity between men and gods.
- n. One's inner spirit or daimon.
- n. computing, Unix A process (a running program) that does not have a controlling terminal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an evil supernatural being
- n. a person who is part mortal and part god
- From Maxwell's demon; a derivation from "disk and execution monitor" is generally considered a backronym. (Wiktionary)
“The daemon shall not choose us, _but we shall choose our daemon_." [”
“Personally, I am convinced that my daemon is a raccoon, too curious for her own good and always into stuff.”
“A brief synopsis: A brilliant game designer has recently passed away and upon his death, an unknown daemon is loosed upon an unsuspecting world.”
“My daemon is a speed-reader that leaps before looking.”
“By the way, they told me that my daemon is modest ....”
“But just as the horror of a daemonless boy would be nothing without the buildup of what a daemon is in the first place (you've read HDM, right?), the constant beating-you-over-the-head with the formula is necessary to appreciate what happens when the formula, bit by bit, begins to break down.”
“Just as the appearance of the daemonless boy near the end of The Golden Compass wouldn't carry nearly so much horror if we hadn't been so entrenched in daemon-hood up until that point, I think that the formulaic content of the first six Snicket books - a major point of criticism - is absolutely essential to the disorienting effect of watching the formula, bit by bit, dissolve in later books.”
“A syslog daemon is a UNIX application that handles requests across the network.”
“Friday, June 06, 2008 11: 57 PM by Kirk hi Scott - is there any support for using Silverlight 2 for a web service or "daemon" - like service (i.e. Windows service, but on other platforms)? as more things get stuffed into Silverlight, it seems to makes it a better.”
“OK, very quickly, a daemon is your animal companion but like a soul in animal form.”
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