|1.||a set of tools, supplies, construction materials, etc, for use together or for a purpose: a first-aid kit; a model aircraft kit|
|2.||the case or container for such a set|
|3.||a. a set of pieces of equipment ready to be assembled|
|b. (as modifier): kit furniture|
|4.||a. clothing and other personal effects, esp those of a traveller or soldier: safari kit; battle kit|
|b. informal clothing in general (esp in the phrase get one's kit off)|
|5.||(NZ) a flax basket|
|6.||informal the whole kit, the whole kit and caboodle everything or everybody|
|[C14: from Middle Dutch kitte tankard]|
|1.||an informal or diminutive name for kitten|
|2.||a cub of various small mammals, such as the ferret or fox|
|[C16: by shortening]|
|keep in touch|
|Carson (kär'sən) Pronunciation Key
American marine biologist and writer whose best-known book, Silent Spring (1962), was an influential study of the dangerous effects of synthetic pesticides on food chains. Public reaction to the book resulted in stricter controls on pesticide use and shaped the ideas of the modern environmental movement.
kitn. [Usenet; poss. fr. DEC slang for a full software distribution, as opposed to a patch or upgrade] A source software distribution that has been packaged in such a way that it can (theoretically) be unpacked and installed according to a series of steps using only standard Unix tools, and entirely documented by some reasonable chain of references from the top-level README file. The more general term distribution may imply that special tools or more stringent conditions on the host environment are required.