<programming language>

1. A functional programming language which adds CSP-like concurrency, multiple inheritance and persistence to ML and generalises its type system. It is similar to Galileo. Programs must be written in two type faces, roman and italics! It has both static types and dynamic types.

There is an implementation for Macintosh.

["Amber", L. Cardelli, TR Bell Labs, 1984].

2. An object-oriented distributed language based on a subset of C++, developed at Washington University in the late 1980s.

(01 Mar 1994)

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1. <chemical>

A yellowish translucent resin resembling copal, found as a fossil in alluvial soils, with beds of lignite, or on the seashore in many places. It takes a fine polish, and is used for pipe mouthpieces, beads, etc, and as a basis for a fine varnish. By friction, it becomes strongly electric.

2. Amber colour, or anything amber-coloured; a clear light yellow; as, the amber of the sky.

3. Ambergris. "You that smell of amber at my charge." (Beau. & Fl)

4. The balsam, liquidambar. Black amber, and old and popular name for jet.

Origin: OE. Aumbre, F. Ambre, Sp. Ambar, and with the Ar. Article, alambar, fr. Ar. 'anbar ambergris.

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