a male or female given name: from a Greek word meaning “helper.” Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

masc. proper name, from Gk. alexis, from alexein "to ward off, keep, protect" (see Alexander). The L. form was Alexius.
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Computing Dictionary

Alexis definition

Alex Input Specification.
The input language for the scanner generator Alex.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
array of low energy x-ray imaging sensors
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one of the foremost writers of Middle and New Comedy at Athens, a low form of comedy that succeeded the Old Comedy of Aristophanes.

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Example sentences for alexis
They had not been able to travel earlier due to the illness of alexis.
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