Park \Park\ (p[aum]rk), n. [AS. pearroc, or perh. rather fr. F.
parc; both being of the same origin; cf. LL. parcus,
parricus, Ir. & Gael. pairc, W. park, parwg. Cf. Paddock an
1. (Eng. Law) A piece of ground inclosed, and stored with beasts of the chase, which a man may have by prescription, or the king's grant. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]
2. A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game, for walking, riding, or the like. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
While in the park I sing, the listening deer Attend my passion, and forget to fear. --Waller. [1913 Webster]
3. A piece of ground, in or near a city or town, inclosed and kept for ornament and recreation; as, Hyde Park in London; Central Park in New York. [1913 Webster]
4. (Mil.) A space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons, and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc., when brought together; also, the objects themselves; as, a park of wagons; a park of artillery. [1913 Webster]
5. A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
[Written also parc.]
6. Any place where vehicles are assembled according to a
definite arrangement; also, the vehicles.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
7. A position of the gear lever in a vehicle with automatic transmission, used when the vehicle is stopped, in which the transmission is in neutral and a brake is engaged. [PJC]
Park phaeton, a small, low carriage, for use in parks.
industrial parka region located typically in a suburban or rural area, zoned by law for specific types of business use (as, retail business, light industry, and sometimes heavy industry), often having some parklike characteristics, and having businesses, parking lots, and sometimes recreation areas and restaurants. The sponsoring agency may also provide supporting facilities, such as water towers, office buildings, or for large industrial parks, an airport. [PJC]
PARC Palo Alto Research Center (org., USA, Xerox)
See XEROX PARC.
XEROX PARC Palo Alto Research Center Palo Alto Research Centre PARC
/zee'roks park'/ Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center.
For more than a decade, from the early 1970s into the mid-1980s, PARC yielded an astonishing volume of ground-breaking hardware and software innovations. The modern mice, windows, and icons (WIMP) style of software interface was invented there. So was the laser printer and the local-area network; Smalltalk; and PARC's series of D machines anticipated the powerful personal computers of the 1980s by a decade. Sadly, the prophets at PARC were without honour in their own company, so much so that it became a standard joke to describe PARC as a place that specialised in developing brilliant ideas for everyone else.
The stunning shortsightedness and obtusity of XEROX's top-level suits has been well described in the reference below.
["Fumbling The Future: How XEROX Invented, Then Ignored, the First Personal Computer" by Douglas K. Smith and Robert C. Alexander (William Morrow & Co., 1988, ISBN 0-688-09511-9)].
Parc, NY -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New York
Population (2000): 54
Housing Units (2000): 29
Land area (2000): 1.395329 sq. miles (3.613886 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.395329 sq. miles (3.613886 sq. km)
FIPS code: 56291
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 44.668549 N, 73.454735 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords: Parc, NY Parc
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