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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mumps*mʌmps(n.)

  1. an infectious disease characterized by inflammatory swelling of the parotid and usu. other salivary glands, and sometimes by inflammation of the testes or ovaries, caused by a paramyxovirus.

    Category: Pathology

* (used with a sing. v.).

Origin of mumps:

1590–1600; cf. obs. mump grimace, dial. mump to mumble; expressive word; see -s3

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mumps, epidemic parotitis(noun)

    an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mumps(noun)ʌmps

    a childhood disease in which the neck swells

    vaccinating children against mumps

Wiktionary

  1. mumps(Noun)

    A contagious disease caused by a virus of the genus Rubulavirus, mostly occurring in childhood, which causes swelling of glands in the face and neck.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mumps(noun)

    sullenness; silent displeasure; the sulks

  2. Mumps(noun)

    a specific infectious febrile disorder characterized by a nonsuppurative inflammation of the parotid glands; epidemic or infectious parotitis

Freebase

  1. MUMPS

    MUMPS or alternatively M is a general-purpose programming language that provides ACID transaction processing. Its most unique and differentiating feature is its "built-in" database, enabling high-level access to disk storage using simple symbolic program variables, similar to the variables used by most languages to access main memory. The M database is key-value database engine optimized for high-throughput transaction processing. As such it is in the class of "schema-less", "schema-free," or NoSQL databases. Internally, M stores data in multidimensional hierarchical sparse arrays. Each array may have up to 32 subscripts, or dimensions. A scalar can be thought of as an array element with zero subscripts. Nodes with varying numbers of subscripts can freely co-exist in the same array. Perhaps the most unique aspect of the M language is the notion that the database is accessed through variables, rather than queries or retrievals. This means that accessing volatile memory and non-volatile storage use the same basic syntax, enabling a function to work on either local or global variables. Practically, this provides for extremely high performance data access.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Mumps

    An acute infectious disease caused by RUBULAVIRUS, spread by direct contact, airborne droplet nuclei, fomites contaminated by infectious saliva, and perhaps urine, and usually seen in children under the age of 15, although adults may also be affected. (From Dorland, 28th ed)


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mumps(noun singular)

a contagious disease causing painful swelling at the sides of the neck and face.

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