|n.||1.||(Min.) A variety of quartz, of a color between grass green and leek green, which is found associated with common chalcedony. It was much esteemed by the ancients for making engraved ornaments.|
|2.||(Biol.) The viscous material of an animal or vegetable cell, out of which the various tissues are formed by a process of differentiation; protoplasm.|
|3.||Unorganized material; elementary matter.|
|4.||(Med.) A mixture of starch and glycerin, used as a substitute for ointments.|
|5.||same as |
|6.||(physics) a state of matter in which charged particles such as electrons and atomi nuclei have sufficiently high energy to move freely, rather than be bound in atoms as in ordinary matter; it has some of the properties of a gas, but is a conductor of electricity.|
|Noun||1.||plasma - colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended|
|2.||plasma - a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone|
|3.||plasma - (physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons; "particles in space exist in the form of a plasma"|
|PLASMA - PLAnner-like System Modelled on Actors. Carl Hewitt, 1975.
The first actor language. Originally called Planner-73, and
implemented in MacLisp. Lisp-like syntax, but with several
kinds of parentheses and brackets.|
["A PLASMA Primer", B. Smith et al, AI Lab Working Paper 92, MIT Oct 1975].
["Viewing Control Structures as Patterns of Passing Messages", C. Hewitt, AI Lab Memo 410, MIT 1976].