Origin of vimprobably echoic, associated, association with Classical Latin vim, accusative of vis, strength
Origin of vimLatin, accusative of vīs; see wei&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
1843, possibly from the Latin vim, accusative of vis (â€œpower, energyâ€) (from which English vis); perhaps a modern imitative of the Latin.
vim - Computer Definition
(1) (Vi IMproved) A text editor written by Bram Moolenaar that runs under most operating systems. Licensed as charityware and released in the early 1990s, VIM is an enhanced version of the Unix vi editor and is mostly compatible with it. VIM is command driven, but also offers a GUI option that accepts the same commands. VIM can be customized by the user, and it accepts plug-ins for added functionality. For more information, visit www.vim.org. See vi.
(2) (Vendor Independent Messaging Interface) A programming interface developed by Lotus, Novell, IBM and others. In order to enable an application to send and receive mail over a VIM-compliant messaging system such as cc:Mail, programmers write to the VIM interface.