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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mumps, epidemic parotitisnoun

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


  1. Mumpsnoun

    A specific infectious febrile disorder characterized by a nonsuppurative inflammation of the parotid glands, and sometimes causing inflammation of the testes or ovaries; also called epidemic parotitis or infectious parotitis. It is caused by infection with a paramyxovirus.


  1. mumpsnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mumpsnoun

    Sullenness; silent anger. Stephen Skinner

    Etymology: mompelen, Dutch.

  2. Mumpsnoun

    The squinancy. Robert Ainsworth


  1. MUMPS

    MUMPS ("Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programming System"), or M, is an imperative, high-level programming language with an integrated transaction processing key–value database. It was originally developed at Massachusetts General Hospital for managing hospital laboratory information systems. MUMPS technology has since expanded as the predominant database for health information systems and electronic health records in the United States. MUMPS-based information systems run over 40% of the hospitals in the U.S., run across all of the U.S. federal hospitals and clinics, and provide health information services for over 54% of patients across the U.S.A unique feature of the MUMPS technology is its integrated database language, allowing direct, high-speed read-write access to permanent disk storage. This provides tight integration of unlimited applications within a single database, and provides extremely high performance and reliability as an online transaction processing system.


  1. mumps

    Mumps is a viral infection that primarily affects the salivary glands, located near your ears. It causes these glands to swell, leading to symptoms like pain, fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. This contagious disease is most commonly spread through infected saliva and respiratory droplets. Mumps was common before the introduction of a vaccine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mumpsnoun

    sullenness; silent displeasure; the sulks

  2. Mumpsnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [Prov. E. mump to be sulky. Cf. Mump, Mumble, and Mum.]


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mumps in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mumps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of mumps in a Sentence

  1. Abigail Harding:

    We had always [all] our lives been told -- it wasn't true -- that Nan released that book for smear purposes, that Harding had mumps and was sterile, i said OK, and I'd repeat that answer -- I remember -- when people were asking.

  2. Ray Betzner:

    The Philadelphia Health Department does not recommend closing the university [ as ] The Philadelphia Health Department will not stop the ongoing spread of mumps.

  3. Jamie Grifo:

    Endocrine abnormalities can cause it, low testosterone can be a factor, there are genetic causes of infertility in men and some of it is chromosomal, in that they are missing a piece or have extra chromosomes, infectious disease like mumps or sexually transmitted diseases and infections can have an impact on sperm production as well.

  4. Ray Betzner:

    We are not discussing closing due to mumps, the Philadelphia Health Department does not recommend closing the university [ as ] The Philadelphia Health Department will not stop the ongoing spread of mumps.

  5. Karen Santorum:

    My dear, dear beloved father was a pediatrician when kids were becoming paralyzed from polio and dying from mumps and measles, so all I can say is all of our children, including Bella, are vaccinated.

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