Definitions

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  • n. A high speed digital link standard originally developed by Apple Inc. now covered by the IEEE1394-1995 standard, usually spelled FireWire.
  • n. A system of wires or tubes designed to detect fire and trigger automatic fire-extinguishers in an aircraft engine compartment for example.

Etymologies

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fire + wire

Examples

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  • Firewire is Apple's trademarked name for the IEEE 1394 high speed serial bus. Apple allows others to use the name, and there is an interesting story behind it at .

    June 9, 2009