Aloha definition

ə-lōhä, ä-
Used as a traditional greeting or farewell.
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Hello.
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Goodbye.
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From the Hawaiian aloha, meaning hello and goodbye. Also known as pure Aloha. A protocol developed at the University of Hawaii in the early 1970s as a contention management mechanism for use in inter-island wireless networks. Aloha is a very simple protocol in which the source just sends a frame of data whenever it desires. A target receiver confirms a frame whenever it receives one, and the source sends another whenever it desires. If the target receiver does not confirm the receipt of the frame within a specified time, the source resends it until it receives a confirmation. Pure Aloha is simple and inexpensive, but not useful in managing contention in large, complex networks. See also AlohaNet and slotted Aloha.
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An utterance of aloha.
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Friendliness, kindness, or affection.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aloha
Plural:
alohas

Origin of aloha

  • Hawaiian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hawaiian aloha (“love”), in turn from Proto-Polynesian *qarofa

    From Wiktionary