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n. (plural of ram English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: ram)


RAMS is an acronym for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety.

  • Reliability is a product's or system's ability to perform a specific function, and may be given as design reliability or operational reliability.
  • Availability is the ability of a system to be kept in a functioning state.
  • Maintainability is determined by the ease with which the product or system can be repaired or maintained.
  • Safety is the requirement not to harm people, the environment, or any other assets during a system's life cycle.
Rams (card game)

Rams, , is a French trick-taking card game related to Nap and Loo, and may be played by any number of persons not exceeding nine, although five or seven make a good game. In Alsatia and Belgium the game of Rams is also spelt Rammes or Rems. The basic idea is fairly constant, but scoring system vary. Despite being a widespread European gambling drinking game, it is also called Rounce in America and played with a 52 card deck without any difference between simples and doubles and with no General Rounce announcement. In the German variety of the game called Bierspiel, the 7♦ is the second best trump ranking next below the ace.

Rams (film)

Rams is a 2015 Icelandic drama film written and directed by Grímur Hákonarson. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Prix Un Certain Regard. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

It was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.

Usage examples of "rams".

Ramses had graduated to long trousers that yearthe sudden elongation of his lower limbs having made that decision advisable on aesthetic if no other groundsand with his curly hair brushed into a rampant crest, he resembled a critical stork.

Nefret, who was, as usual, on deck, but deemed it advisable to collect Ramses myself.

I hesitated, for a well-honed instinct told me it might not be advisable to inform Ramses of certain of my intentions.

Bas-tet leaped again, onto the mastaba next to me, and Ramses squeezed through the space the cat had cleared for him.

As a last resort, and in thein my opinionunlikely possibility that we are not able to free either or both beforehand, we will refuse to take part in the ceremony unless Ramses and Nefret are present.

She stuck like a cocklebur until Ramses detached her and carried her away.

But Ramses had departed, wriggling from my grasp with eellike agility.

Ramses well remembered the year several of the mammoth columns of the Hypostyle Hall had collapsed, with a crash that could be heard all over Luxor.

I had not realized, until I overheard the conversation between Walter and Ramses about the masses of ostraca we had found, how badly Ramses wanted to get at those texts.

We had been enjoying a little preprandial libation in the saloon when Ramses came in.

I suppose it involved sending Ramses to spy on the Senussi in one of his bizarre disguises.

Ramses acquitted himself well in the affair, and the Senussi admire a courageous enemy.

In fact, I could think of no sensible reason why anyoneBedouin, Senussi, Turk, or tomb robberwould drop a rock and then a body on Ramses.

Ramses II called Akmontep and a common girl with unusual magickal powers, who was making rather a name for herself among the people.

She gave Ramses her hand and shook her head, dimpling, when he addressed her as Miss Reynolds.