- The definition of an encore is an additional performance, usually due to the audience's applause or praise.
An example of an encore is a band coming back to the stage after their announced final song.
encore definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French again, still ; from Old French ancor, probably ; from Classical Latin (hinc) hac hora (from that time) to the present hour
- a demand by the audience, shown by continued applause, for the repetition of a piece of music, etc., or for another appearance of the performer or performers
- the repetition, further performance, etc. in answer to such a demand
- the piece of music, etc. performed in answer to such a demand
encore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A demand by an audience for an additional performance, usually expressed by applause.
- An additional performance in response to the demand of an audience.
Origin: French, still, yet, again, probably from Vulgar Latin *hinc ad hōram, from that to this hour : Latin hinc, from here (from hic, this) + Latin ad, to; see ad- + Latin hōram, accusative of hōra, hour; see hour.
encore - Computer Definition
(Encore Real Time Computing, Inc., Melbourne, FL, www.encore.com) A computer company founded as Encore Computer Corporation in 1983 that specialized in real-time systems. Encore was known for its unique Reflective Memory channel, a high-speed interconnect for up to 255 systems. Encore products stemmed back to Systems Engineering Labs (SEL), founded in 1961. SEL became a division of Gould, which was acquired by Encore in 1989. Encore also had offered a line of mainframe storage products, which were sold to Sun in 1997. One year later, after the sale of its business applications to Gores Technology, the company was renamed Encore Real Time Computing. In 2002, Encore was acquired by Compro, Melbourne, FL (www.compro.net).