Definition of Unix in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈjuːnɪks


[mass noun] Computing , trademark
An operating system analogous to DOS and Windows, supporting multiple concurrent users: [as modifier]: software for Unix systems
More example sentences
  • The company takes repeated shots at Unix operating systems but has little to show for the claims.
  • It's a tutorial aimed at helping Unix and Linux users get optimal performance out of their operating system.
  • Still, there is big money in Unix hardware and software and plenty of developers and admins to go around.


1970s: from uni- 'one' + a respelling of -ics, on the pattern of an earlier less compact system called Multics.

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