Ani meaning

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Any of several chiefly tropical American birds of the genus Crotophaga, related to the cuckoo and having black plumage and a long tail.
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A feature of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) that transmits the originating telephone number in advance of connecting the call. ANI is used by telephone companies for tracking and billing purposes. PBXs equipped with proper software and with special trunking arrangements (all at additional cost) can appear to the network as a central office (CO) switch and, therefore, can gain access to ANI information. This approach offers advantages compared to calling line identification (CLID), which the callers can block, and is often used by incoming call centers. ANI is available to interexchange carriers (IXCs) subscribing to Feature Group D (FGD) termination. See also CLID, CO, FG, IXC, and PSTN.
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A bird of the genus Crotophaga in the cuckoo family.
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A tropical American cuckoo bird (genus Crotophaga), generally black, with a long tail.
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Origin of ani

  • American Spanish aní or Portuguese ani both from Tupí ani

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

  • Portuguese or Spanish ani, both from Old Tupi.

    From Wiktionary