atlas

1 Any volume or book of tables, charts, maps or plates that systematically illustrates a subject. 2 The singular of atlantes, male figures used as columns in architecture or furniture.

Atlas

One of the Titans (early mythological superhumans) who held up the sky.

Atlas

[statue] Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick`s Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of Rene Paul Chambellan, and it was installed in 1937. The sculpt...
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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

acronym: Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science
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ATLAS

acronym: Airborne Turnable Laser Absorption Spectrometer
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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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Atlas

Satellite of the planet Saturn. See TABLE 8. SATURN - SATELLITE DATA
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atlas

Book of maps. The first modern atlas was the Theatrum orbis terrarum (1570); the first English atlas was a collection of the counties of England and Wales by Christopher Saxten (1579). Mercator...
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Atlas

In Greek mythology, one of the Titans who revolted against the gods; as punishment, he was compelled to support the heavens on his head and shoulders. Growing weary, he asked
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Atlas

Series of rockets, Convair, 1957-? [USA]
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Atlas

Atlas: The atlas is the first cervical (neck) vertebra (symbol: C1). It supports the head. The atlas bone is named for the Greek god Atlas who was condemned to support the earth and its heavens on his shoulders. (Because the god Atlas often adorned maps, a compilation of maps came to be known as an atlas).
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Atlas

At'las noun ; plural Atlases [ Latin Atlas , - antis , Greek ..., ..., one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of heaven; also Mt. Atlas , in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar of heaven. It is from the root of ... to bear. See Tolerate .] ...
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atlas

1. One who sustains a great burden. ... 2. <anatomy> The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name. ... 3. A collection of maps in a volume. Supposed to be so called from a picture of Atlas supporting the world, prefixed to some collections. This name is said to...
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atlas

atlas vertebra noun the 1st cervical vertebra
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atlas

(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

• (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

(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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atlas

(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

(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 `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

in Greek mythology, son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Clymene (or Asia) and brother of Prometheus (creator of mankind). In Homer`s Odyssey, ...
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atlas

in architecture, male figure used as a column to support an entablature, balcony, or other projection, originating in the Classical architecture of ... [1 related articles]
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atlas

a collection of maps or charts, usually bound together. The name derives from a custom—initiated by Gerardus Mercator in the 16th century—of using ... [3 related articles]
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Atlas

Atlas In Greek mythology, a Titan who was forced by Zeus to support the heavens on his shoulders as a punishment.
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