- forming adjectives like or resembling (something specified): crystalloid
- forming nouns something resembling (something specified): celluloid, android
Origin of -oidClassical Greek -o-eid?s from -o-, termination of preceding element + -eid?s, -oid from eidos, a form, shape from Indo-European base an unverified form weid-, to see from source idea, wise, Classical Latin videre
- Resembling; having the appearance of; related to: acanthoid.
- One that resembles something specified or has a specified quality: humanoid.
Origin of -oidGreek -oeidēs from eidos shape, form ; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
oid - Computer Definition
(1) (Object IDentifier) A permanent number assigned to an object for storage (persistence). It is typically a long integer, such as 128 bits, that can be computed using various methods to create a unique number. It functions in a similar manner to the way a key field in a relational database record uniquely identifies that record in a table. See UUID and GUID.
(2) (Object IDentifier) A temporary number assigned to objects created and used only in memory.
(3) (Object IDentifier) Known as a "MIB object identifier" or "MIB variable" in the SNMP network management protocol, an OID is a number assigned to devices in a network for identification purposes. OID numbering is hierarchical. Using the IETF notation of digits and dots, resembling very long IP addresses, various registries such as ANSI assign high-level numbers to vendors and organizations. They, in turn, append digits to the number to identify individual devices or software processes.