game of life

Main Entry:  game of life1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a two-dimensional automaton originally played by hand with counters, now done on computer
Example:  The creator of the Game of Life originally believed that no pattern could produce an infinite number of cells, and offered a $50 prize to anyone who could find a counterexample before the end of 1970.
Etymology:  1970
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Main Entry:  game of life2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  human existence seen as similar to a competitive game
Example:  Sometimes each of us feels we are losing the game of life.
Etymology:  1719
Usage:  used with "the"
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