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(News), noun account, advice, bulletin, communication, dispatch, information, intelligence, mention, message, report, statement

word

(Promise), noun affirmation, agreement, averment, avouchment, avowal, declaration, pledge, profession, solemn declaration, statement, undertaking, vow, warrant

word

(Term), noun adage, antonym, argument, coined word, colloquy, command, contention, dialogue, discourse, expression, homonym, maxim, mot, motto, observation, palaver, parlay, part of speech, phrase, proverb, remark, saying, statement, utterance, verbalism
Associated concepts: actionable words, words of art, words of limitation
See also: canon, declaration, disclosure, expression, intelligence, news, phrase, pledge, profession, promise, remark, term, undertaking, vow

WORD, construction. One or more syllables which when united convey an idea a single part of speech.
     2. Words are to be understood in a proper or figurative sense, and they are used both ways in law. They are also used in a technical sense. It is a general rule that contracts and wills shall be construed as the parties understood them; every person, however, is presumed to understand the force of the words be uses, and therefore technical words must be taken according to their legal import, even in wills, unless the testator manifests a clear intention to the contrary. 1 Bro. C. C. 33; 3 Bro. C. C. 234; 5 Ves. 401 8 Ves. 306.
     3. Every one is required to use words in the sense they are generally understood, for, as speech has been given to man to be a sign of his thoughts, for the purpose of communicating them to others, he is bound in treating with them, to use such words or signs in the sense sanctioned by usage, that is, in the sense in which they themselves understand them, or else he deceives them. Heinnec. Praelect. in Puffendorff, lib. 1, cap. 17, Sec. 2 Heinnec. de Jure Nat. lib. 1, Sec. 197; Wolff, lust. Jur. Nat. Sec. 7981.
     4. Formerly, indeed, in cases of slander, the defamatory words received the mildest interpretation of which they were susceptible, and some ludicrous decisions were the consequence. It was gravely decided, that to say of a merchant, "he is a base broken rascal, has broken twice, and I will make him break a third time," that no action could be maintained, because it might be intended that he had a hernia: ne poet dar porter action, car poet estre intend de burstness de belly. Latch, 104. But now they are understood in their usual signification. Comb. 37; Ham. N. P. 282. Vide Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; Construction; Interpretation.

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By fully testing and ensuring complete compatibility and reliability with ATI's FireGL graphics accelerators, we can confidently have our customers explore the possibilities with 64-bit computing.
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Initially, the primary use of 64-bit computing is expected to be in running large enterprise-level applications that require more than 4GB of memory -- applications most commonly found in large databases.
Steven McDowell, division marketing manager for the Microprocessor Business Unit at AMD noted, "AMD continues to lead the industry toward pervasive 64-bit computing with AMD Turion(TM) 64 mobile technology and the Mobile AMD Athlon(TM) 64 processor family for notebook computers, offering true mobility without sacrificing leading-edge performance and security.
AMD's key OEM customers, including Sun, HP and IBM, showcased ground-breaking, dual-core platforms based on the non-disruptive AMD64 technology, the world's leading x86, 64-bit computing environment.
With these new server and desktop operating systems, Microsoft and a broad array of partners are bringing cost-effective 64-bit computing from the fringes into the mainstream.
The enhanced functionality provides customers and partners with simultaneous high-performance 32-and 64-bit computing, which gives them the technical and business flexibility to solve their unique problems in a way that best meets their needs.
Paul Otellini gave delegates at the vendor's Developer Forum a history lesson as he outlined the vendor's expectations for a large-scale shift to 64-bit computing.
The AMD Opteron processor Models 846 and 146 are each designed to enable companies to switch to 64-bit computing as they are capable of both 32-bit and 64-bit computing.
AMD's 64-bit Athlon, announced with Opteron, is the industry's first foray into 64-bit computing for the desktop.