Oz

[oz]
noun Australian Slang.

Origin:
jocular back formation from aussie (with voiced sibilant)

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Oz

[oz]
noun

oz.

ounce; ounces.

Origin:
abbreviation of Italian onza

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oz or oz.
 
abbreviation for
ounce
 
[from Italian onza]
 
oz. or oz.
 
abbreviation for
 
[from Italian onza]

Oz (ɒz)
 
n
slang (Austral) Australia

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

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.
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oz or oz.
abbr.
ounce

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Science Dictionary
oz  
Abbreviation of ounce
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Oz definition


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].

oz definition


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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Abbreviations & Acronyms
oz.
  1. ounce

  2. ounces

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Example sentences 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.
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