ATLAS

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(at´lәs) the first cervical vertebra, the uppermost bone of the vertebral column, which supports the skull. Atlas. (A), (Top) seen from above; (bottom) seen from the side. (B), Position of the atlas (red), between the occipital bone and the axis.
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Atlas

(from the article `Kilburn, Tom`) In 1956 Kilburn started his most ambitious project, MUSE, renamed Atlas when Ferranti joined the project in 1959. In parallel with two similar ...
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Atlas

(from the article `Mercator, Gerardus`) Mercator then began to execute a series of publications intended to describe the creation of the world and its subsequent history. This Atlas—the ...
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Atlas

(from the article `Saturn`) ...over the age of the solar system without driving the moons far beyond their current positions. The sharpness of the outer edge of the main ring ...
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(from the article `skull`) ...face. In most other animals the facial portion of the skull, including the upper teeth and the nose, is larger than the cranium. In humans the ...
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atlas

[n] - (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders 2. [n] - a collection of maps in book form 3. [n] - the 1st cervical vertebra 4. [n] - a figure of a man used as a supporting column
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• (n.) A collection of maps in a volume • (n.) One who sustains a great burden. • (n.) A rich kind of satin manufactured in India. • (n.) A volume of plates illustrating any subject. • (n.) A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; -- called also atlas folio. • (n.) A drawing paper of large size. See under Pa...
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• Atlas, as imaged by Cassini on June 8, 2005 Atlas, as imaged by Cassini on June 12, 2007, from over the moon's south pole One of the innermost of Saturn's moons. It was discovered by Richard Terrile in 1980 from Voyager 1 photos and is also known as Saturn XV. Atlas orbits n...
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atlas

atlas vertebra noun the 1st cervical vertebra
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Atlas

(1960) Atlas (1960) is a cultivated variety of potato.
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(1990) Atlas (1990) is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Atlas

(launch vehicle) United States series of space rockets. The original Atlas was America`s first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM); from this evolved a hugely successful family of space launch vehicles. A modified Atlas was used to launch the orbital flights in the Mercury...
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Atlas

[1811] Atlas was a 501 ton sailing ship that was built at Whitby and launched in 1811. Under the command of Walter Meriton, she sailed from Portsmouth, England on the 23 January 1816, with 194 male convicts. She arrived at Port Jackson on 22 July. Seven male convicts died on the voyage. A detachment of thirty four men of the 89th Regiment o...
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Atlas

[anatomy] In anatomy, the atlas (C1) is the most superior (first) cervical vertebra of the spine. It is named for the Atlas of Greek mythology, because it supports the globe of the head. The atlas is the topmost vertebra and with the axis forms the joint connecting the skull and spine. The atlas and axis are specialized to allow a greater r...
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Atlas

[architecture] In classical European architecture, an atlas (also known as an atlant, or atlante or atlantid; plural atlantes) is a support sculpted in the form of a man, which may take the place of a column, a pier or a pilaster. The Roman term for such a sculptural support is telamon (plural telamones or telamons). The term atlantes is th...
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Atlas

[Coldplay song] `Atlas` is a song written and recorded by British alternative rock band Coldplay for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, the soundtrack to the 2013 American science-fiction adventure film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It was released digitally as the lead single from the soundtrack on 6...
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Atlas

[computer] The Atlas Computer was a joint development between the University of Manchester, Ferranti, and Plessey. The first Atlas, installed at Manchester University and officially commissioned in 1962, was one of the world`s first supercomputers, considered to be the most powerful computer in the world at that time. It was said that whene...
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Atlas

[December 1801] Atlas was a 547 ton sailing ship and convict ship that was dispatched in 1802 from Ireland to Australia. She was built in Quebec and launched in 1801 for W. Bateson & Company, London. Under the command of Thomas Musgrave, she sailed from Cork, Ireland on 30 May 1802, with 208 male convicts. She arrived at Port Jackson on 30 ...
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Atlas

[Drawn and Quarterly] Atlas is the name of a comic book series by cartoonist Dylan Horrocks. It is published by Drawn & Quarterly. ...
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[June 1801] Atlas was a 435 ton sailing ship and convict ship that was dispatched in 1801 from Ireland to Australia. She was built in Souths Shields by Temple and launched in 1801 for Temple. Under the command of Richard Brooks, she sailed from Ireland on 29 November 1801, with 151 male and 28 female convicts. She arrived at Port Jackson on...
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Atlas

[moon] Atlas is an inner satellite of Saturn. Atlas was discovered by Richard Terrile in 1980 (some time before November 12) from Voyager photos and was designated S/1980 S 28.{sfn|IAUC 3539} In 1983 it was officially named after Atlas of Greek mythology, because it `holds the rings on its shoulders` like the Titan Atlas held the sky up abo...
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Atlas

[mythology] In Greek mythology, Atlas (s; Ἄτλας) was the primordial Titan who held up the celestial spheres. He is also the titan of astronomy and navigation. Although associated with various places, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa (Modern-day Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia). Atlas was the son ...
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[opera] Atlas is an opera in three acts composed by Meredith Monk who also wrote the libretto and choreographed the dances. It is scored for 18 voices and a small chamber orchestra which includes a shawm and a glass harmonica. The story is very loosely based on the life and writings of the explorer Alexandra David-Néel and is told primaril...
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[rocket family] Atlas is a family of United States missiles and space launch vehicles. The original Atlas missile was designed in the late 1950s and produced by the Convair Division of General Dynamics, to be used as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). It was a liquid-fuel rocket burning liquid oxygen and RP-1 in three engines con...
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