Definitions for GNOMEnoʊm, ˈnoʊ mi

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  1. gnome, dwarf(noun)

    a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure

  2. gnome(noun)

    a short pithy saying expressing a general truth

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  1. GNOME(ProperNoun)

    an open source, free software computer desktop environment for Unix operating systems.

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  1. Gnome(noun)

    an imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, etc

  2. Gnome(noun)

    a dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance

  3. Gnome(noun)

    a small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States

  4. Gnome(noun)

    a brief reflection or maxim

  5. Origin: [F. gnome, prob. fr. Gr. gnw`mon one that knows, a guardian, i. e., of the treasures in the inner parts of the earth, or fr. intelligence, both fr. gnw^nai, gignw^skein, to know. See Know.]

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  1. GNOME

    GNOME is a desktop environment and graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system. It is composed entirely of free and open source software and is developed by both volunteers and paid contributors, the largest corporate contributor being Red Hat. It is an international project that includes creating software development frameworks, selecting application software for the desktop, and working on the programs that manage application launching, file handling, and window and task management. GNOME is part of the GNU Project and can be used with various Unix-like operating systems, most notably GNU/Linux and as part of OpenSolaris Desktop.


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