- The definition of a baby is an extremely young child or animal.
An 11 month old child and a newborn kitten are each an example of a baby.
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- a very young child; infant
- a person who behaves like an infant; helpless or timid person
- a very young animal
- the youngest or smallest in a group
- ☆ Slang darling; honey: often a casual term of address
- ☆ Slang any person or thing: this car is a tough baby to drive
Origin: Middle English babi, diminutive : see babe
- of or for an infant: baby food
- extremely young
- small of its kind
- infantile or childish
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noun pl. ba·bies
- a. A very young child; an infant.b. An unborn child; a fetus.c. The youngest member of a family or group.d. A very young animal.
- An adult or young person who behaves in an infantile way.
- Slang A girl or young woman.
- Informal Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.
- Slang An object of personal concern or interest: Keeping the boat in good repair is your baby.
- Of or having to do with a baby.
- Infantile or childish.
- Small in comparison with others of the same kind: baby vegetables.
Origin: Middle English.
- baˈby·hoodˌ noun
- baˈby·ish adjective
baby - Computer Definition
The first computer to run a program in its own electronic storage. Developed at the University of Manchester in England by Professor F.C. (Freddie) Williams and graduate student Tom Kilburn, Baby's memory was CRT based, which Williams conceived as a storage device for binary information. In 1948, its "Williams Tube" produced a grid of 1,024 bits. A Big Baby Like the ENIAC, its American counterpart, Baby, officially known as the Small Scale Experimental Machine (SSME), was huge. Driven by 6,000 vacuum tubes and weighing one ton, it was 16 feet long and 7 feet high. Unlike the ENIAC, it did not require extensive rewiring to change the program. An Early Prototype Starting in 1949, Baby served as a prototype for two more powerful Manchester Mark I models, which were the forerunners of the Ferranti Mark I, commercialized by Ferranti-Packard of Toronto in 1951. ICL's Series 1900 was based on the Ferranti machine. In 1959, the MUSE was introduced, the final Manchester machine. It was a faster computer with transistors and magnetic core storage. The commercial version of the MUSE was renamed Atlas.
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baby - Medical Definition