Iliad

[il-ee-uhd]
noun
1.
(italics) a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, ascribed to Homer.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) any similar poem; a long narrative.
3.
(often lowercase) a long series of woes, trials, etc.

Origin:
< Latin Iliad- (stem of Ilias) < Greek, equivalent to Ili(on) Troy + -ad- -ad

Iliadic [il-ee-ad-ik] , adjective
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Iliad (ˈɪlɪəd)
 
n
a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, attributed to Homer and probably composed before 700 bc
 
Iliadic
 
adj

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Iliad
1579, from L. Illias (gen. Illiadis), from Gk. Ilias poiesis "poem of Ilion" (Troy).
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ILIAD definition

language, real-time
A real-time language.
["On the Design of a Language for Programming Real-Time Concurrent Processes", H.A. Schutz, IEEE Trans Soft Eng SE-5(3):248-255, May 1979].
(2000-09-03)

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