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Alex, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 635
Housing Units (2000): 294
Land area (2000): 6.673150 sq. miles (17.283378 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 6.673150 sq. miles (17.283378 sq. km)
FIPS code: 01250
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 34.915343 N, 97.779711 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 73002
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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Alex (parrot)

Alex (1976 – September 6, 2007) was an African grey parrot and the subject of a thirty-year (1977–2007) experiment by animal psychologist Irene Pepperberg, initially at the University of Arizona and later at Harvard University and Brandeis University. When Alex was about one year old, Pepperberg bought him at a pet shop. The name "Alex" was an acronym for avian language experiment, or avian learning experiment.

Before Pepperberg's work with Alex, it was widely believed in the scientific community that a large primate brain was needed to handle complex problems related to language and understanding; birds were not considered to be intelligent as their only common use of communication was of mimicking and the repetition of sounds to interact with each other. However, Alex's accomplishments supported the idea that birds may be able to reason on a basic level and use words creatively. Pepperberg wrote that Alex's intelligence was on a par with that of dolphins and great apes. She also reported that Alex seemed to show the intelligence of a five-year-old human, in some respects, and had not even reached his full potential by the time he died. She said that the bird had the emotional level of a human two-year-old at the time of his death.

Alex (A Clockwork Orange)

Alex is a fictional character in Anthony Burgess' novel A Clockwork Orange and Stanley Kubrick's film A Clockwork Orange, in which he is played by Malcolm McDowell. In the film, his surname is DeLarge, a reference to Alex calling himself Alexander the Large in the novel. In the film, however, two newspaper articles print his name as "Alex Burgess." In addition to the book and film, Alex was portrayed by Vanessa Claire Smith in the ARK Theatre Company's multi-media adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, directed by Brad Mays.

Alex (comic strip)

Alex is a British cartoon strip by Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor. It first appeared in the short-lived London Daily News in 1987. It moved to The Independent later that year and then to the Daily Telegraph in 1992. A translated version was published in the German newspaper Financial Times Deutschland. It has also been published translated into Dutch for some years in the main financial newspaper of the Netherlands, "Het Financieele Dagblad" (FD), around the turn of the century.

The strip with its storylines-with-a-twist proved so popular that, in the course of its transfer to the Telegraph, it was preceded by a nationwide billboard campaign.

The strip occurs in 'real-time', i.e. time passes and characters age and develop as in real life. Alex and Penny married in the strip's early days and had a son called Christopher, who grew up, went to school, had work experience and has now started college. Alex and Penny themselves are now middle-aged.

Alex (videotex service)

Alex was the name of an interactive videotex information service offered by Bell Canada in market research from 1988 to 1990 and thence to the general public until 1994.

The Alextel terminal rented to customers was a NAPLPS terminal with CRT, attached keyboard, and a 1200 bit/s modem for use on regular phone lines. In 1991 proprietary software was released for IBM PCs that allowed computer users to access the network.

The system operated in the same fashion as Minitel, whereby users connected to various content providers. The most popular (and most expensive) sites were chat rooms. Using the service could cost as much as $0.30 CA per minute, and many users terminated their subscription upon receiving their first invoice.

The advent of the World Wide Web contributed to making this service obsolete. On 29 April 1994, Bell Canada sent a letter to its customers announcing that the service would be terminated on 3 June 1994. In that letter, Mr. T.E. Graham, then Director of Business Planning for Bell Advanced Communications, stated that "Quite simply, the ALEX network is not the right vehicle, nor the appropriate technology, at this time to deliver the information goods needed in our fast-paced society."

The Alextel terminal is reportedly usable as a dumb terminal for VT100 emulation.

Alex (1908 automobile)

The Alex was a prototype light car produced by Alexander and Co., Edinburgh, in 1908. The sole car made utilized a 14/18 hp 4-cylinder Gnome engine and a Rubery Owen chassis. Production was stopped after the solitary prototype, after costs were found to be too great.

Alex (disambiguation)

Alex is a unisex given name.

Alex may also refer to:

Alex (moth)

Alex is a genus of moth in the family Geometridae.

AleX

AleX is an Italian television series. The series was written by Alfredo Castelli, Guglielmo Duccoli and Giorgio Schottler and produced by Videotime.

Alex (footballer, born 1976)

Alex (born April 20, 1976) is a former Brazilian football player.

Alex (1992 film)

Alex is a 1992 Australian-New Zealand film based on a popular young adult novel by Tessa Duder. This drama-sport film was never released theatrically in Australia, but shown in some foreign territories and went straight to video.

Alex (actor)

Alex (1959 - 1 May 2011) was an Indian actor and magician. He appeared in over one hundred Tamil films after making his debut in Rajinikanth's production Valli (1993) and won awards for his portrayal of characters in Mitta Miraasu and Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi.

Alex (footballer, born 1982)

Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa, better known as Alex (; born 17 June 1982), is a Brazilian footballer who last played for Milan as a central defender. Alex is known for his physical strength and the power of his shot, which has gained him the nickname of "The Tank".

Having been bought by the Premier League club Chelsea in 2004, he was loaned to Dutch team PSV and he won 3 Eredivisie titles with them. Alex finally joined the Chelsea squad in the summer of 2007 after three years in the Netherlands. In his time at Chelsea, he won the FA Cup in 2009 and a league and FA Cup "double" in 2010, as well as reaching the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final. He joined Paris Saint-Germain for £4.2 million in January 2012 and won Ligue 1 twice with the club, moving to Milan on the expiration of his contract in 2014.

Alex earned 17 caps for Brazil between 2003 and 2008, winning the 2007 Copa América and finishing as runner-up at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Alex (restaurant)

Alex was a French restaurant located in Las Vegas, Nevada that held two Michelin stars. It is the namesake restaurant of celebrity chef Alessandro Stratta, Iron Chef USA and winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Chef Southwest" in 1998. The restaurant was well known for Stratta's unique approach and attention to molecular gastronomy. The restaurant was considered one of the finest in the United States. It closed indefinitely on January 15, 2011. The food was French with an Italian influence and was offered as prix fixe, or fixed price, menu only.

Alex (singer)

Alex Ambrose (born on 31 May 1978) is a Danish singer, songwriter and actor. As a soloist, he is better known by his first name Alex.

Alex Ambrose was born in Brøndbyøster, Brøndby Municipality (a suburb of Copenhagen) and grew up in a musical family. He was working as a teaching assistant when he took part in the talent contest Popstars on TV 2 in 2002. But he left the competition prematurely because he did not want to go in the same musical direction as it was expected of the winner.

In summer 2005 he became part of the group J.A.Z. (consisting of Alex Ambrose and his siblings, Marc Johnson and Johnson's sister Zindy Laursen) single "Ingen gør som vi gør". He sang the theme song for the Danish reality series Paradise Hotel in 2005 and aired on TV 3 and he took part in producing and singing in the song "Hvad nu hvis" (What if in English) as charity for UNICEF, along with Nik & Jay.

With the release of the album Ta' det tilbage, Alex changed from singing in English to singing in Danish. In 2008 he released "Din dag" through independent record label 13Beats.

Alex (software)
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Alex (Verhœven series)

Alex (Camille Verhœven Trilogy #2) is a crime novel written by French novelist Pierre Lemaitre. The novel, though originally published in French in 2011, came to be translated to English by Frank Wynne in 2013. Despite being Pierre Lemaitre's 2nd novel, by publication order, in the original Camille Verhœven series, it is the first novel to be translated in English.

The novel became a huge success due to its gripping story line and set precedent for English translations of other subsequent novels in the same series. Highlighting its popularity and significance among translated crime novels, it was compared to Swedish author Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

It won the CWA International Dagger award 2013 amidst much international acclaim.

Usage examples of "alex".

Deve essere stato il grande addio di Alex a Bonnie, invaghitasi del giovane punk.

Nessuna meraviglia se Jody, la mia amata agente pubblicitaria, e Diana, la curatrice del libro di Alex, stessero sedute là, con i loro bicchieri ancora pieni, con un'espressione assolutamente catatonica.

Fields-style and better done than Fields usually is, about a Cousin Alex Ameche who used to hang from a hook on his kitchen wall and claim to be a telephone.

Alex was saying, "and she was a real darling little girl, her name was Virginia Rappe, and, of course, Arbuckle was famous for these drunken-" Where the hell was Belinda?

Some old Hollywood tale of Alex Clementine's came back, something about the silent film star Fatty Arbuckle accidentally injuring a young girl in this hotel, a bedroom scandal that wrecked his career, all before our time.

Alex was saying, "and she was a real darling little girl, her name was Virginia Rappe, and, of course, Arbuckle was famous for these drunken-"Where the hell was Belinda?

Alex, you haven't eaten anything in over six hours, you haven't slept in twenty, and you haven't bathed or changed your clothes in forty-eight!

A blast of raucous hard-wire shatter-rock blared out from beneath her—she got her underbelly cameras on just as Alex peeled out in the sled at top speed, music screaming at top volume.

The fact that Captain Alex Cheltwyn, commanding Light Carrier Division 73 from the light cruiser Bremerton, was Battle Fleet, not Survey Command, had bothered Braun at first.

It was all very well prepared, but Alex was not going to be seduced.

A few doors down, an old bakery run by a mixture of Chinese and Russian immigrants proudly displayed a poppyseed almond cake in the shape of a man spreadeagled (or else doing jumping jacks), which Harry described as 'Brother Alex leaping to our rescue'.

Unfortunately, the favorite binky had come as a baby shower gift from somebody, and neither Toni nor Alex had been able to find a match for it anywhere.

Ignoring the chair, Alex looked over the array of baked goods, her nose wrinkling.

Martha limped a bit, and Alex noticed for the first time that she had an artificial foot, a soft flesh-colored prosthetic with dainty little joints at the ankles and toes, in a black ballet slipper.

Alex wore a necklace featuring the baroque pearl he'd taken from the neck of the Maduri dragon, and she touched it when he looked at her.