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Oz

[oz] /ɒz/
noun, Australian Slang.
1.
Origin
jocular back formation from aussie (with voiced sibilant)

Oz

[oz] /ɒz/
noun

oz.

1.
ounce; ounces.
Origin
abbreviation of Italian onza
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Examples from the web for Oz
  • This contrasts with the later description of Oz, in which money does not feature.
  • Starting with the second season, Oz took over the character fulltime.
British Dictionary definitions for Oz

oz

abbreviation
1.
ounce
Word Origin
from Italian onza

Oz

/ɒz/
noun
1.
(Austral, slang) Australia
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Word Origin and History for Oz

mythical land in L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (1900) and sequels; according to an anecdote written by Baum in 1903, inspired by a three-drawer desktop cabinet letter file, the last drawer labeled O-Z. As Australian slang for "Australia," attested by 1983.

oz.

abbreviation of ounce (n.1), 1540s, from Italian oz. (15c.), abbreviation of onza.

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Oz in Medicine

oz or oz.
abbr.
ounce

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Oz in Science
oz  
Abbreviation of ounce
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Oz in Technology

An object-oriented concurrent constraint language from the University of Saarbrucken. Oz is based on constraint communication, a new form of asynchronous communication using logic variables. Partial information about the values of variables is imposed concurrently and incrementally. Supports higher order programming and object-orientation including multiple inheritance.
(ftp:duck.dfki.uni-sb.de/pub/papers).
["Object-Oriented Concurrent Constraint Programming in Oz", G. Smolka et al].


An old Australian top-level domain and network which got incorporated into the current one. The former Australian domains .oz, .edu and .com are now .oz.au, .edu.au and .com.au.
(1994-10-04)

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Related Abbreviations for Oz

oz.

  1. ounce
  2. ounces
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