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  1. waits(Noun)

    A group of singers or musicians performing in the streets, especially around Christmas.

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  1. WAITS

    WAITS was a heavily-modified variant of Digital Equipment Corporation's Monitor operating system for the PDP-6 and PDP-10 mainframe computers, used at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory from the mid-1960s up until 1991; the mainframe computer it ran on also went by the name of "SAIL". There was never an "official" expansion of WAITS, but a common variant was "West-coast Alternative to ITS"; another variant was "Worst Acronym Invented for a Timesharing System". The name was endorsed by the SAIL community in a public vote choosing among alternatives. Two of the other contenders were SAINTS and SINNERS, proposed by the systems programmers. Though WAITS was less visible than ITS, there was frequent exchange of people and ideas between the two communities, and innovations pioneered at WAITS exerted enormous indirect influence. WAITS alumni at Xerox PARC and elsewhere also played major roles in the developments that led to the Xerox Star, the Apple Macintosh, and the SUN workstation. The early screen modes of Emacs, for example, were directly inspired by WAITS' "E" editor -- one of a family of editors that were the first to do real-time editing, in which the editing commands were invisible and where one typed text at the point of insertion/overwriting. The modern style of multi-region windowing is said to have originated there.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. WAITS

    The mutant cousin of TOPS-10 used on a handful of systems at SAIL up to 1990. There was never an ‘official’ expansion of WAITS (the name itself having been arrived at by a rather sideways process), but it was frequently glossed as ‘West-coast Alternative to ITS’. Though WAITS was less visible than ITS, there was frequent exchange of people and ideas between the two communities, and innovations pioneered at WAITS exerted enormous indirect influence. The early screen modes of EMACS, for example, were directly inspired by WAITS's ‘E’ editor — one of a family of editors that were the first to do ‘real-time editing’, in which the editing commands were invisible and where one typed text at the point of insertion/overwriting. The modern style of multi-region windowing is said to have originated there, and WAITS alumni at XEROX PARC and elsewhere played major roles in the developments that led to the XEROX Star, the Macintosh, and the Sun workstations. Also invented there were bucky bits — thus, the ALT key on every IBM PC is a WAITS legacy. One WAITS feature very notable in pre-Web days was a news-wire interface that allowed WAITS hackers to read, store, and filter AP and UPI dispatches from their terminals; the system also featured a still-unusual level of support for what is now called multimedia computing, allowing analog audio and video signals to be switched to programming terminals.

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  1. Swati

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waits in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waits in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of waits in a Sentence

  1. The King:

    Without the NHS, our son wouldn't be alive. Roughly every six months he's in for a month of multiple brain surgeries plus many other treatments, but over the past four years I've noticed less nurses on the wards, longer waits for care -- it used to take 10 or 20 minutes, now The King might be waiting hours.

  2. Melissa Anderson with K-9 Angels:

    Skinny Vinnie hops over to the driver's seat, sticks Skinny Vinnie head out the window and waits for the order, skinny Vinnie is always disappointed when the coffee arrives, but Skinny Vinnie never gives up hope.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Enjoy this moment, the present, right now. In the blink of an eye, the world can change, and you may never get your second chance to enjoy such moments again. It's true that Time waits for no one. So, go ahead and enjoy the powerful "Now" right now. Make a great day!

  4. Erik Milito:

    This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity, stuck, off limits to future generations as it waits for forward-looking energy policy.

  5. Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio, XVII , 59-60:

    For he who sees a need but waits to be asked is already set on cruel refusal.

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