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  2. Catamite - Wikipedia

    The Warren Cup, now in the British Museum, depicts sexual intimacy between a young man or a "pederast" – in the broadest sense – and his "catamite". In ancient Greece and Rome, a catamite ( Latin: catamitus) was a pubescent boy who was the intimate companion of an older male, usually in a pederastic relationship. [1]

  3. Metaverse - Wikipedia

    Avatars socialising in the virtual world Second Life. In futurism and science fiction, the metaverse is a hypothetical iteration of the Internet as a single, universal and immersive virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets. [1] [2] In colloquial use, a metaverse is a network of 3D ...

  4. Data dictionary - Wikipedia

    Data dictionary. A data dictionary, or metadata repository, as defined in the IBM Dictionary of Computing, is a "centralized repository of information about data such as meaning, relationships to other data, origin, usage, and format". [1] Oracle defines it as a collection of tables with metadata. The term can have one of several closely ...

  5. WHO Drug Dictionary - Wikipedia

    The WHODrug Dictionary is an international classification of medicines created by the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring and managed by the Uppsala Monitoring Centre. [1] It is used by pharmaceutical companies , clinical trial organizations and drug regulatory authorities for identifying drug names in spontaneous ADR reporting (and ...

  6. Almoner - Wikipedia

    v. t. e. An almoner ( / ˈɑːmənər, ˈæl -/) [1] is a chaplain or church officer who originally was in charge of distributing money to the deserving poor. The title almoner has to some extent fallen out of use in English, but its equivalents in other languages are often used for many pastoral functions exercised by chaplains or pastors.

  7. Seneschal - Wikipedia

    The word seneschal (/ ˈ s ɛ n ə ʃ əl /) can have several different meanings, all of which reflect certain types of supervising or administering in a historic context.Most commonly, a seneschal was a senior position filled by a court appointment within a royal, ducal, or noble household during the Middle Ages and early Modern period – historically a steward or majordomo of a medieval ...

  8. Anti-pattern - Wikipedia

    Definition. According to the authors of Design Patterns, there are two key elements to an anti-pattern that distinguish it from a bad habit, bad practice, or bad idea: . The anti-pattern is a commonly-used process, structure or pattern of action that, despite initially appearing to be an appropriate and effective response to a problem, has more bad consequences than good ones.

  9. Natatorium - Wikipedia

    Natatorium. A natatorium (plural: natatoriums or natatoria, also called swimming hall) is a building or room containing a swimming pool. [1]