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ˈpæl əspal·las

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Athena, Athene, Pallas, Pallas Athena, Pallas Athenenoun

    (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva

  2. Pallasnoun

    a large asteroid; the second asteroid to be discovered


  1. Pallasnoun

    Pallas Athena, the Grecian goddess of wisdom, called also Athena, Pallas Athene or Athene, and identified, at a later period, with the Roman Minerva.


  1. Pallasnoun

    Several people in Greek mythology:

  2. Pallasnoun

    The second largest asteroid.

  3. Pallasnoun

    of mythological origin; rare in English.



    PALLAS stands for Parallel Applications, Libraries, Languages, Algorithms, and Systems. It is a research group in The Parallel Computing Laboratory of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at University of California, Berkeley, led by Professor Kurt Keutzer. The group believes that the productive development of applications for an emerging generation of highly parallel microprocessors is the preeminent programming challenge of our time. Its goal is to enable the productive development of efficient parallel applications by domain experts, not just parallel programming experts. The group conducts its research with the hypothesis that the key to the design of parallel programs is software architecture, and the key to their efficient implementation is frameworks. In its approach, the basis of both the software architecture and the corresponding frameworks is design patterns and a pattern language. Borrowed from civil architecture, the term design pattern means solutions to recurring design problems that domain experts learn. A pattern language is an organized way of navigating through a collection of design patterns to produce a design. The computational elements of Our Pattern Language(OPL) are built up from a series of computational patterns drawn largely from thirteen motifs . These are considered as the fundamental software building blocks that are then composed using the structural patterns of OPL drawn from common software architectural styles, such as pipe‐and‐filter. A software architecture is then the hierarchical composition of computational and structural patterns, which is subsequently refine using lower‐level design patterns.


  1. pallas

    Pallas is a name that can refer to multiple things depending on context. 1) In Greek Mythology, Pallas is traditionally associated with Athena, the goddess of wisdom, after she accidentally killed her childhood friend named Pallas, and took on her name as a sign of mourning and respect. 2) In astronomy, Pallas is the name of one of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It was the second asteroid to be discovered and is officially known as 2 Pallas. 3) Pallas also can refer to a German naturalist of the 18th century, Peter Simon Pallas, who made significant contributions to zoology and botany. Remember to always consider context when interpreting this term.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pallasnoun

    pallas Athene, the Grecian goddess of wisdom, called also Athene, and identified, at a later period, with the Roman Minerva

  2. Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. Palla`s, Palla`dos.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pallas

    pal′as, n. the Greek goddess of wisdom and war—the Roman Minerva.—Also Pallas Athene.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pallas

    one of the names of Athena (q. v.) considered as the goddess of war; a name of uncertain derivation.

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  1. Pallas

    (Pal′las), or Minerva. The name was given to Minerva when she destroyed a famous giant named Pallas. The Greeks called their goddess of wisdom Pallas Athene.

    “Apollo, Pallas, Jove, or Mercury, Inspire me that I may this treason find.” (Shakespeare.)

Who Was Who?

  1. Pallas

    A Grecian goddess who was metamorphosed into a raven perch by Poe.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pallas is ranked #25935 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pallas surname appeared 947 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Pallas.

    93.8% or 889 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 28 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 12 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.9% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pallas in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pallas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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