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A shrine dedicated to some prophetic deity
A person such as a priest through whom the deity is supposed to respond with prophecy or advice
A prophetic response, often enigmatic or allegorical, so given
A person considered to be a source of wisdom
{n} a wise sentence or person
{i} (in Computers) Orcale Corporation, second-largest software company in the world, manufacturer of database software
A software company, best known for Database software
To utter oracles
The proprietary name of the underlying database used by both the PMIS and Finance One Information is stored in the database and is retrieved from it using an application such as 'Finance One', 'Concept' or SQL
From the Latin orare, to speak or pray, a statement or prophecy uttered at a cultic shrine through a recognized intermediary (prophet, priest, shaman), often in the form of an enigmatic statement or allegory
A person through which otherworldly entities speak, similar to channeling Classically the oracle goes into a trance The word also refers to the message received People often see oracles to ask questions or to be given insights to their future In ancient Greece, the voices or mediums of the oracles were sybils, women priests, who lived in caves regarded as the shrines of deities The most famous Roman oracles were at Dodua, where Zeus was thought to give answers through the rustling of the oak leaves, and at Delphi, where Apollo supposedly spoke through a priestess In both cases, oracular responses came in such ambiguous ways that it was difficult to prove them wrong A famous Roman oracle was at Cumae, where the sibyl was said to have drawn inspiration from Apollo Oracles may also be dreams and visions The Urim and Thummim is called an oracle
a mechanism to produce the expected outcomes to compare with the expected outcomes of the Software Under Test (SUT)
a shrine where an oracular god is consulted
Oracles in the Library All Library entries have an Oracle these days, although some of them still say nothing Even peripheral Library constituents -- a glossary, say -- often contain Oracular content For example, today's oracle might look like this: This afternoon's oracle: (For Sat Apr 18 17: 01: 39 1998 ; Source: Yow) I feel like I am sharing a ``CORN-DOG'' with NIKITA KHRUSCHEV See also: Entry for November 30, 1997
An information processing operation that can be applied A use of the oracle is called a ``query'' In the oracle model of computation, a standard model is extended to include the ability to query an oracle Each oracle query is assumed to take one time unit Queries can reduce the resources required for solving problems Usually, the oracle implements a function or solves a problem not efficiently implementable by the model without the oracle Oracle models are used to compare the power of two models of computation when the oracle can be defined for both models For example, in 1994, D Simon showed that quantum computers with a specific oracle could efficiently solve a problem that had no efficient solution on classical computers with access to the classical version of At the time, this result was considered to be the strongest evidence for an exponential gap in power between classical and quantum computers
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an authoritative person who divines the future
The answer of a god, or some person reputed to be a god, to an inquiry respecting some affair or future event, as the success of an enterprise or battle
Oracle is the world's leading supplier of software for information management Their relational database products use SQL See www oracle com for more details of their products
A wise sentence or decision of great authority
A person through which otherworldly entities can be communicated with, similar to channeling People often see oracles to ask questions or to be given insights to their future
The sanctuary, or Most Holy place in the temple; also, the temple itself
A mechanism to produce the predicted outcomes to compare with the actual outcomes of the software under test [4] (after Adrion)
In ancient Greece, an oracle was a priest or priestess who made statements about future events or about the truth. Source of a divine communication delivered in response to a petitioner's request. Ancient Greece and Rome had many oracles. The most famous was that of Apollo at Delphi, where the medium was a woman over 50 called the Pythia. After bathing in the Castalian spring, she apparently would descend into a basement cell, mount a sacred tripod, and chew the leaves of the laurel, sacred to Apollo. Her utterances, which were often highly ambiguous, were interpreted by priests. Other oracles, including those at Claros (Apollo), Amphicleia (Dionysus), Olympia (Zeus), and Epidaurus (Asclepius), were consulted through various other methods; for example, the oldest of the oracles, that of Zeus at Dodona, spoke through the whispering of the leaves of a sacred oak. At some shrines, the inquirer would sleep in the holy precinct and receive an answer in a dream
a shrine where an oracular god is consulted a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
{i} source of wise counsel; wise counsel; conveyor of divine messages; spiritual medium or channel; prophet, predictor; temple of a god (Mythology); divine message; prophecy or prediction; sacred inner court of the temple (Judaism)
A mechanism to produce the predicted outcomes to compare with the actual outcomes of the software under test After [adrion]
Based in Redwood, California, Oracle Corporation is the largest software company whose primary business is database products Historically, Oracle has targeted high-end workstations and minicomputers as the server platforms to run its database systems Its relational database was the first to support the SQL language, which has since become the industry standard
a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
A character in the WorldsAway Dreamscape who is responsible for facilitation of rules and culture Acts as a priest or priestess of the Dreamscape
One who communicates a divine command; an angel; a prophet
The communications, revelations, or messages delivered by God to the prophets; also, the entire sacred Scriptures usually in the plural
1 (esp in the ancient world) a shrine at which inquiries are made of a particular deity through a means of divination b the agency by which the inquiry is answered, as a priest or priestess c the typically terse, ambiguous response of the deity 2 a person who delivers authoritative and usu influential pronouncements 3 any utterance regarded as authoritative, unquestionably wise, or infallible
A major commercial RDBMS
A Database Management System Software designed specifically for managing information within a computer
Test Oracle: a mechanism to produce the predicted outcomes to compare with the actual outcomes of the software under test [fromBS7925-1]
The name of the supplier (Oracle Corporation) from whom the RIAS application software has been purchased
Also called "black box " An imaginary device that solves some computational problem immediately Note: An oracle is specified by the answers it gives to every possible question you could ask it So in some contexts, 'oracle' is more or less synonymous with 'input' - but usually an input so long that the algorithm can only examine a small fraction of it
Hence: The deity who was supposed to give the answer; also, the place where it was given
A "sub-component" S of an adversary A living its own life independent of the adversary; A interacts with the oracle but cannot control its behavior Typically, S takes some parameters as input and outputs some other parameters (such as a bit string) For example, S can be a random oracle or a decryption oracle simulating the decryption primitive
Oracle is a relational database management system (RDBMS) developed and copyrighted by the Oracle Corporation Oracle is the RDBMS used by BANNER
A software company specializing in database software
Oracle is the most popular relational database management system (RDBMS) It was developed by Larry Ellison's Oracle Corporation in the late 1970s
Any person reputed uncommonly wise; one whose decisions are regarded as of great authority; as, a literary oracle
oracle bone
Oracle bones are pieces of shell or bone, normally from ox scapulae or turtle plastrons, which were used for scapulimancy – a form of divination – in ancient China, mainly during the late Shang dynasty
Oracle Corporation Japan
{i} Japanese subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, manufacturer of database software
oracle applications
Off-the-shelf financial management, human resources, and inventory programs provided by Oracle Corp that provides business solutions to companies
oracle of Delphi
fortune teller which was located in the temple of Delphi which is in Greece
Delphic oracle
a temple (=a holy building) in the town of Delphi in Greece where, in ancient times, a priestess gave answers from the god Apollo to questions people asked him. His answers were often mysterious and difficult to understand, and were often in the form of a riddle (=a deliberately confusing question that has a clever answer)
Delphic oracle
oracle which is known for giving ambiguous answers
delphian oracle
{i} oracle at Delphi where a priestess was believed to have delivered messages from Apollo to those who looked for advice
plural of oracle
{i} books of the Bible
Oracles are the divine revelations given to God's people God's method of communicating these oracles varied from dreams and visions (Num 12: 6-8), to wisdom (Prov 30: 1), and even the Urim and Thummim (Num 27: 21; 1 Sam 14: 3-37) 1
Shamans or priests in Chinese society who foretold the future through interpretations of animal bones cracked by heat; inscriptions on bones led to Chinese writing (p 63)
Turkish - English
the oracle