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  1. POSIX(Noun)

    : Portable Operating System Interface, a set of IEEE standards designed to provide application portability between UNIX variants.


  1. POSIX

    POSIX, an acronym for "Portable Operating System Interface", is a family of standards specified by the IEEE for maintaining compatibility between operating systems. POSIX defines the application programming interface, along with command line shells and utility interfaces, for software compatibility with variants of Unix and other operating systems.


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