Oid meaning

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Resembling; having the appearance of; related to.

Acanthoid.

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One that resembles something specified or has a specified quality.

Humanoid.

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Like or resembling (something specified)

Crystalloid.

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Something resembling (something specified)

Celluloid, android.

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A suffix meaning “like” or “resembling,” as in ellipsoid, a geometric solid that resembles an ellipse.
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(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.
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Origin of oid

  • Gr -o-eidēs < -o-, termination of preceding element + -eidēs, -oid < eidos, a form, shape < IE base *weid-, to see > idea, wise, L videre

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek -oeidēs from eidos shape, form weid- in Indo-European roots

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