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Oberon

[oh-buh-ron] /ˈoʊ bəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
(in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies.
2.
Astronomy. one of the five moons of Uranus.
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British Dictionary definitions for Oberon

Oberon1

/ˈəʊbəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
(in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies, husband of Titania

Oberon2

/ˈəʊbəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
the outermost of the satellites of Uranus
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Word Origin and History for Oberon
Oberon
king of the faeries and husband of Titania in medieval lore, from Fr. Obéron, from O.Fr. Auberon, perhaps from a Gmc. source related to elf.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Oberon in Technology
language
A strongly typed procedural programming language and an operating environment evolved from Modula-2 by Nicklaus Wirth in 1988. Oberon adds type extension (inheritance), extensible record types, multidimensional open arrays, and garbage collection. It eliminates variant records, enumeration types, subranges, lower array indices and for loops.
A successor called Oberon-2 by H. Moessenboeck features a handful of extensions to Oberon including type-bound procedures (methods).
Seneca is a variant of Oberon focussing on numerical programming under development by R. Griesemer in April 1993 (to be renamed).
See also Ceres workstation Oberon System.
(http://oberon.ethz.ch).
(http://math.tau.ac.il/~laden/Oberon.html).
Free ETH Oberon (ftp://ftp.inf.ethz.ch/pub/Oberon). MS-DOS (ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/mirrors/msdos/pgmutl/). Amiga (ftp://ftp.cso.uiuc.edu/pub/amiga/fish/ff380).
["The Programming Language Oberon", N. Wirth, Soft Prac & Exp 18(7):671-690 July 1988].
["Programming in Oberon: Steps Beyond Pascal and Modula", M. Reiser & N. Wirth, A-W 1992].
["Project Oberon: the design of an operating system and compiler", N. Wirth & J. Gutknecht, ACM Press 1992].
["The Oberon Companion: A Guide to Using and Programming Oberon System 3", André Fischer, Hannes Marais, vdf Verlag der Fachhochschulen, Zurich, 1997, ISBN 3-7281-2493-1. Includes CD-ROM for Windows, Linux, Macintosh and PC Native].
(1998-03-14)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Encyclopedia Article for Oberon

king of the fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Oberon's conflict with his wife, Titania, sets the play's action in motion. The character of Oberon was derived largely from Lord Berners's prose translation of the medieval French poem Huon de Bordeaux, though it also contains elements of Greek mythology-i.e., of the story of Zeus in apposition to Hera and to mortals

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