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ˈwɔl doʊ, ˈwɒl-Wal·do

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  1. waldo(Noun)

    A remote manipulation system in which a slave device mimics the motions of a master device manipulated directly by the operator.

  2. Waldo(ProperNoun)

    derived from the given name.

  3. Waldo(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Old English, in modern American use transferred back from the surname.

    He was our first baby, born September 4, 1939, our only boy. Named Waldo after a kind of bakin powder I liked. 'Waldo's Cream Powder.'

  4. Waldo(ProperNoun)

    A surname​ derived from the given name.

  5. Origin: From the obsolete English given name Waltheof, from Old English weald ("power") + þēof ("thief") .

Freebase

  1. Waldo

    Waldo is a short story by Robert A. Heinlein originally published in Astounding Magazine in August 1942 under the pseudonym Anson MacDonald. It is available in the book Waldo & Magic, Inc., as well as other collections. This story is not related to the story "Magic, Inc." other than both stories being about magic in one form or another. The essence of the story is the journey of a mechanical genius from his self-imposed exile from the rest of humanity to a more normal life, conquering the disease myasthenia gravis as well as his own contempt for humans in general. The key to this is that magic is loose in the world, but in a logical and scientific way. Waldo Farthingwaite-Jones was born a weakling, unable even to lift his head up to drink or to hold a spoon. Far from destroying him, this channeled his intellect, and his family's money, into the development of the device patented as "Waldo F. Jones' Synchronous Reduplicating Pantograph". Wearing a glove and harness, Waldo could control a much more powerful mechanical hand simply by moving his hand and fingers. This and other technologies he develops make him a rich man, rich enough to build a home in space. In the story, these devices became popularly known as "waldoes". In reference to this story, the real-life remote manipulators that were later developed also came to be called waldoes.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. waldo

    [From Robert A. Heinlein's story Waldo] 1. A mechanical agent, such as a gripper arm, controlled by a human limb. When these were developed for the nuclear industry in the mid-1940s they were named after the invention described by Heinlein in the story, which he wrote in 1942. Now known by the more generic term telefactoring, this technology is of intense interest to NASA for tasks like space station maintenance. 2. At Harvard (particularly by Tom Cheatham and students), this is used instead of foobar as a metasyntactic variable and general nonsense word. See foo, bar, foobar, quux.

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How to say Waldo in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Waldo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Waldo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Waldo in a Sentence

  1. George Santayana:

    WRITE IN YOUR HEART THAT THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE . RALPH WALDO EMERSON

  2. William Butler Yeats:

    For everything you have missed, you have gained something else. Ralph Waldo Emerson American essayist, lecturer and poet (1803-1882)

Images & Illustrations of Waldo

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