An oasis in a desert.
- 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.
- 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 á½„Î±ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (Ã³asis), from Late Egyptian [Demotic?] (wá¸¥á»‰), earlier hieroglyphic
wá¸¥Èt (also meaning "basin"). Compare Sahidic Coptic â²Ÿâ²©â²Ï©â²‰ (waá¸¥e) and Arabic ÙˆØ§ØØ© (wÄá¸¥a).
- (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.