- The definition of an oasis is a fertile place where there is water in the midst of a desert or a place of calm in the midst of chaos.
- An example of an oasis is an underground spring in a desert.
- An example of an oasis is a calm and peaceful room in the midst of a chaotic house.
An oasis in a desert.
- a fertile place in a desert, due to the presence of water
- any place or thing offering welcome relief as from difficulty or dullness
Origin of oasisClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek fertile spot: origin, originally Coptic
- A fertile or green area in a desert or wasteland, made so by the presence of water.
- A situation or place preserved from surrounding unpleasantness; a refuge: an oasis of serenity amid chaos.
Origin of oasisFrom Late Latin Oasis, an oasis in the Libyan desert, from Greek, name of various oases in the the Libyan Desert, from Egyptian w&hlowdot;'t, oasis.
From Ancient Greek ὄασις (óasis), from Late Egyptian [Demotic?] (wḥỉ), earlier hieroglyphic
wḥȝt (also meaning "basin"). Compare Sahidic Coptic ⲟⲩⲁϩⲉ (waḥe) and Arabic واحة (wāḥa).
- (computing) Acronym of Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.
oasis - Computer Definition
(Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, Billerica, MA, www.oasis-open.org) A membership organization founded in 1993 as SGML Open in Pittsburgh, PA. It was renamed OASIS Open in 1998 when its scope broadened to embrace XML and related e-commerce and Web technologies. More than 5,000 active participants from over 100 member companies work on developing Web services and related standards. OASIS sponsors seminars, conference panels, exhibits and other educational events. In 2002, OASIS absorbed UDDI.org, the organization involved with UDDI standards.