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[par-uh-sawl, -sol] /ˈpær əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
a lightweight umbrella used, especially by women, as a sunshade.
Origin of parasol
1610-20; < French, Middle French < Italian parasole. See para-2, Sol
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parasoled, adjective Unabridged
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an umbrella used for protection against the sun; sunshade
Word Origin
C17: via French from Italian parasole, from para-² + sole sun, from Latin sōl
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Word Origin and History for parasol

1610s, from Middle French parasol (1570s), from Italian parasole, literally "protection from the sun," from para- "defense against" (see para- (2)) + sole "sun," from Latin solem (nominative sol; see sol).

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parasol in Technology

Parallel Systems Object Language.
An object-oriented language which supports network and parallel computing. It has modules and exceptions.
["The Parasol Programming Language", R. Jervis hjervis!, Dr Dobbs J, Oct 1993, pp. 34-41].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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