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Acme (text editor)

Acme is a text editor and graphical shell from the Plan 9 from Bell Labs operating system, designed and implemented by Rob Pike. It can use the Sam command language. The design of the interface was influenced by Oberon. It is different from other editing environments in that it acts as a 9P server. A distinctive element of the user interface is mouse chording.

Acme (automobile)

The Acme was a make of American automobiles made in Reading, Pennsylvania from 1903 to 1911. They were the successor of the Reber which was made from 1902 to 1903 by Reber Manufacturing.

Acme (computer virus)

Acme is a computer virus which infects EXE files. Each time an infected file is executed, Acme may infect an EXE in the current directory by creating a hidden 247 byte long read-only COM file with the same base name. (In DOS, if the file extension is not specified, and two files with the same base name exist, one with .COM and one with .EXE, the .COM file will always be executed first.) Acme is a variant of Clonewar, a spawning virus. Acme is also perhaps a descendant of the small single-step infector Zeno, which is not to be confused with the Zeno programming language.

Acme (album)

ACME is the sixth studio album by the American punk blues group Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, released on Matador in 1998.

Acme (solitaire)

Acme is a Canfield type of solitaire game using 1 deck of playing cards.

WordNet

acme

  1. n. the highest level or degree attainable; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession" [syn: height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top]

  2. the highest point (of something); "at the peak of the pyramid" [syn: vertex, peak, apex]

Gazetteer

Acme, WA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Washington

Population (2000): 263
Housing Units (2000): 88
Land area (2000): 9.805551 sq. miles (25.396260 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 9.805551 sq. miles (25.396260 sq. km)
FIPS code: 00275
Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53
Location: 48.715402 N, 122.209954 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 98220
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

acme

noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As a raconteur and conversationalist, scattering indiscretions and gossip with gay abandon, he was the acme of unconventionality.
▪ Capitalism specialises in producing useless things, but cigarettes really are the absolute acme of uselessness.
▪ Silence of this quality is the acme of chatter.
▪ These rifts, and the increasingly separate position taken in Nottinghamshire, reached their acme in 1926.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Acme

Acme \Ac"me\, n. [Gr. ? point, top.]

  1. The top or highest point; the culmination.

    The very acme and pitch of life for epic poetry.
    --Pope.

    The moment when a certain power reaches the acme of its supremacy.
    --I. Taylor.

  2. (Med.) The crisis or height of a disease.

  3. Mature age; full bloom of life.
    --B. Jonson.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

acme

"highest point," 1560s, from Greek akme "(highest) point, edge; peak of anything," from PIE root *ak- "sharp" (see acrid). Written in Greek letters until c.1620. The U.S. grocery store chain was founded 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wiktionary

acme

n. (context fiction English) A generic large company or corporation.

Usage examples of "acme".

And I thought the way we met, with the FBI vouching for Nield, was something slightly esoteric, a comedy 276 touch like the Acme Quick Service brothers.

Sure enough, the keys were in the ignition, just like the Scorpion Lady had promised, and I drove out to Phaya Tai Road and cruised up and down it til I finally found the Acme Fertilizer Company.

I walked over to her bed and collapsed on it, and the next thing I knew she was shaking my shoulder and telling me that it was six in the morning and it was time to take the truck back to the Acme Fertilizer Company and make another pick-up.

I was ready to call it quits and give up on the reward and just spend the next few years enjoying a little pre-connubial bliss, she told me that I was all through going to Acme Fertilizer Company and would now be making my pick-ups at the Prime Fish Hatcheries.

Two weeks later the Scorpion Lady told me to skip the Hatchery and go back to the Acme Fertilizer Company, and Reginald attacked the elephant shit with the same enthusiasm he had attacked it a month earlier.

Leiter out by going to the Acme Baths to make the pay-off if Shy Smile failed to win the race.

He took his eyes off the Negro and looked over the rest of the Acme Mud Bath.

As president of Acme Packers, I am well aware of my competitors, of which Starbuck is definitely one.

Of course, this is predicated on your success in purchasing all the land we require, and the subsequent merger of Acme with our new corporation.

Grannie wants you to go down to Acme Films at ten fifteen when they will screen all the film we have of Red Army people who work for the Karlshorst Security Control Area.

There was another whole world outside of that Texaco station in Acme, Texas.

Almost two years ago he had upped and left Acme, Texas, to go out into the wide open world, only to find his own shrunk down to the confining cockpit of a B-17 bomber.

The Acme Florists were the only ones who carried those primroses, which were shipped from a hothouse in Sausalito, across the Bay.

The Shadow held it to the light, the red primrose that Trobin had bought from the Acme Florists.

She had just stepped into the Acme Florists and given an order to the clerk.