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  1. [star] An orange giant star in the constellation of Hydra; Alpha (α) Hydrae,


  1. Alphard is the brightest star in the constellation Hydra. The name Alphard is from the Arabic الفرد, "the solitary one", there being no other bright stars near it. It was also known as the "backbone of the Serpent" to the Arabs. In ancient China it formed part of an asterism called the "red bird". The European astronomer Tycho Brahe dubbed it Cor Hydræ, the heart of the snake.
  2. Alphard is a Pascal-like programming language for data abstraction and verification, proposed and designed by William A. Wulf, Ralph L. London, and Mary Shaw. The language was the subject of several research publications in the late 1970s, but was never implemented. Its main innovative feature was the introduction of the 'form' datatype, which combines a specification and a procedural implementation. It also took the generator from IPL-V, as well as the mapping functions from Lisp and made it general case.

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Google previewBauhaus Star Park

by Charles Augustus Steen III

Alphard is a K3II sub giant. It is called the backbone of the serpent, or the Solitary One. Arcturus = “East” = the Guardian of the Bear also known as Bootes, (King Arthur) a K1.5 IIIpe spectral type. Note: To both sides of Arcturus are two very ...

Google previewKnowledge... (1882)

A Monthly Record of Science

and 3, is called Alphard, or the solitary one.) \Ve might refer those of our readers who possess Parts IV. and V., or the numbers for Feb. 3 and March 3 (l4 and 18) to the star-maps corresponding to the hours between which the comet will be ...

Google previewBrady's Book of Fixed Stars (1999)

by Bernadette Brady

Alphard is a difficult star: people who have natal contacts with Alphatd, patticulatly Alphatd-Mats, are often the perpertators or victims of violent crimes. Thus the Heart of ...

Google previewAlphard: Form and Content (2012)

Form and Content by Mary Shaw

Preface Alphard is a design for a programming system that.

Google previewAdvances in Computers (1983)

Alphard is a language that incorporates ADT ideas in a basically conventional language. The state transition bias of such a language is strongly reflected in its method for ADT specification. The specification relies heavily on the underlying ...

Google previewComputer Systems Reliability (1979)

by Tom Anderson, Brian Randell

Alphard is a programming language under development at Carnegie-Mellon University. Its designers have set themselves ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parallel Computing (2011)

by David Padua

Alphard, KRC, Miranda, and Haskell. In the area of functional programming, higher-order functions, and divide-andconquer parallelism, many languages had an influence, but especially Lisp, Haskell, and APL. The approach to data ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Astronomy

by Blackie

Alphard The only bright star in the constellation Hydra. It is reddish in color and has an apparent magnitude of 2. Alphekka The brightest star in the constellation Corona Borealis. It is a white dwarf star and is 75 light years from earth. Alpheratz ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

Alnilam Ankaa Alcor Alhena Alnitak Antares Alcyone Alioth Alphard Arcturus Ameb Etamin Mirach Sadalmelik Bellatrix Fomalhaut Mirphak Saiph Betelgeuse Hadar.

Google previewDictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics (1959)

by Armand Spitz, Frank Gaynor

The brightest star, Alphard, is much larger and brighter than the sun, but is 815 light years away. HYDRAZINE HYDRATE The two small constellations CRATER (q.v.) and CORVUS.

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

Cookie Crisp, Golden Crisp, Lucky Charms, Puffed Wheat, Sweet Crunch, Waffle Crisp Alpha Centauri: 4 star Alphard: 4 star Alpharetta: 4 city, town locale: 7 Georgia Alphecca: 4 star Alphonse: 6 Daudet friend: 6 Gaston alpine: 4 high, tall.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ALPHARD. See Cor hvdræ. ALPHEG, [Sax. from allt, all, and pegan, to conjoin,] a man that can do any thing ; a Jack of all trades. ALPHEN, a town in Holland, near Lev-den. ALPHENUS VARUS, a Roman cobbler, who afterwards commenced ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

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Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Astrology, in which every technical ... term belonging to the Science is ... explained and the various systems of the most approved Authors accurately defined, etc (1819)

by James WILSON (Philomath.)

- HEART OF THE HYDRA, Alphard or Cor Hydra, a fixed star of the 2d magnitude in the 5th degree of Q, ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

contains Alphard Hyd Hydrus (Water Snake) Ind Indus ( Indian) Kif Aus Kiffa Australis (Southern Breadbasket); contains Zuben el Genubi ...

Google previewScience and Technology Encyclopedia (2000)

by The University of Chicago Press, Leszek Kołakowski

Its brightest star is Alpha (Alphard). magnitude 2.0. There is one bright open cluster. M48. hydration Assimilation of water by an ION or compound. A hydrate is a compound, such as copper(II) sulfate (cupric sulfate) that has a fixed amount of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (1873)

Comprising Astronomy, Chemistry, Dynamics, Electricity, Heat, Hydrodynamics, Hydrostatics, Light, Magnetism, Mechanics, Meteorology, Pneumatics, Sound, and Statics; Preceded by an Essay on the History of the Physical Sciences by George Farrer Rodwell

It is also called Alphard, or the Solitary One. Cor Leonis.

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