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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Mute \Mute\, n.
     1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability,
        unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically:
        (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from
            early life, is unable to use articulate language; a

        (b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
        (c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to
        (d) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is
            selected for his place because he can not speak.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. (Phon.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent
        letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech
        formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the
        passage of the breath; as, {p}, {b}, {d}, {k}, {t}.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Mus.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other
        material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect
        position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument,
        in order to deaden or soften the tone.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  T \T\ (t[=e]),
     the twentieth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal
     consonant. With the letter h it forms the digraph th, which
     has two distinct sounds, as in thin, then. See Guide to
     Pronunciation, [sect][sect]262-264, and also [sect][sect]153,
     156, 169, 172, 176, 178-180.
     [1913 Webster] The letter derives its name and form from the
     Latin, the form of the Latin letter being further derived
     through the Greek from the Ph[oe]nician. The ultimate origin
     is probably Egyptian. It is etymologically most nearly
     related to d, s, th; as in tug, duke; two, dual, L. duo;
     resin, L. resina, Gr. "rhti`nh, tent, tense, a., tenuous,
     thin; nostril, thrill. See {D}, {S}.
     [1913 Webster]
     {T bandage} (Surg.), a bandage shaped like the letter T, and
        used principally for application to the groin, or
     {T cart}, a kind of fashionable two seated wagon for pleasure
     {T iron}.
     (a) A rod with a short crosspiece at the end, -- used as a
     (b) Iron in bars, having a cross section formed like the
         letter T, -- used in structures.
     {T rail}, a kind of rail for railroad tracks, having no
        flange at the bottom so that a section resembles the
        letter T.
     {T square}, a ruler having a crosspiece or head at one end,
        for the purpose of making parallel lines; -- so called
        from its shape. It is laid on a drawing board and guided
        by the crosspiece, which is pressed against the straight
        edge of the board. Sometimes the head is arranged to be
        set at different angles.
     {To a T}, exactly, perfectly; as, to suit to a T. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from
            pyrimidine; pairs with adenine [syn: {thymine}]
       2: one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four
          nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar
          (ribose) [syn: {deoxythymidine monophosphate}]
       3: a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms [syn: {metric
          ton}, {MT}, {tonne}]
       4: a unit of information equal to a trillion
          (1,099,511,627,776) bytes or 1024 gigabytes [syn: {terabyte},
       5: the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
       6: thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less
          iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity;
          exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is
          more potent and briefer [syn: {triiodothyronine}, {liothyronine}]
       7: hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate
          metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells;
          "thyroxine is 65% iodine" [syn: {thyroxine}, {thyroxin}, {tetraiodothyronine}]

From Jargon File (4.3.1, 29 Jun 2001) [jargon]:

  T /T/ 1. [from LISP terminology for `true'] Yes. Used in reply to a
     question (particularly one asked using {The -P convention}). In LISP,
     the constant T means `true', among other things. Some Lisp hackers use
     `T' and `NIL' instead of `Yes' and `No' almost reflexively. This
     sometimes causes misunderstandings. When a waiter or flight attendant
     asks whether a hacker wants coffee, he may absently respond `T', meaning
     that he wants coffee; but of course he will be brought a cup of tea
     instead. Fortunately, most hackers (particularly those who frequent
     Chinese restaurants) like tea at least as well as coffee -- so it is not
     that big a problem. 2. See {time T} (also {since time T equals minus
     infinity}). 3. [techspeak] In transaction-processing circles, an
     abbreviation for the noun `transaction'. 4. [Purdue] Alternate spelling
     of {tee}. 5. A dialect of {LISP} developed at Yale. (There is an
     intended allusion to NIL, "New Implementation of Lisp", another dialect
     of Lisp developed for the {VAX})

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

          1. True.  A {Lisp} compiler by Johnathan A. Rees in 1982 at
          {Yale University}.  T has {static scope} and is a
          near-superset of {Scheme}.  {Unix} source is available.  T is
          written in itself and compiles to efficient native code.  Used
          as the basis for the Yale {Haskell} system.  Maintained by
          David Kranz .
          Current version: 3.1.
          A {multiprocessing} version of T is available
          Runs on {Decstation}, {SPARC}, {Sun-3}, {Vax} under {Unix},
          {Encore}, {HP}, {Apollo}, {Macintosh} under {A/UX}.
          E-mail:  (bugs).
          E-mail: .
          ["The T Manual", Johnathan A. Rees  et
          al, Yale U, 1984].
          2. A {functional language}.
          ["T: A Simple Reduction Language Based on Combinatory Term
          Rewriting", Ida et al, Proc of Prog Future Generation
          Computers, 1988].
          3. (lower case) The {Lisp} {atom} used to represent "true",
          among other things.  "false" is represented using the same
          atom as an empty list, {nil}.  This {overloading} of the basic
          constants of the language helps to make Lisp {write-only
          4. In transaction-processing circles, an abbreviation for
          5. (Purdue) An alternative spelling of "{tee}".

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