4. [syn: newt, triton]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Triton \Tri"ton\ (tr[imac]"t[o^]n), n. [L., fr. Gr. Tri`twn.]
A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and
the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and
painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a
man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a
trumpet made of a shell.
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea,
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
2. (Zool.) Any one of many species of marine gastropods
belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout
spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with
prominent varices. Some of the species are among the
largest of all gastropods. Called also trumpet shell,
and sea trumpet.
3. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of aquatic
salamanders. The common European species are
Hemisalamandra cristata, Molge palmata, and Molge
alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland.
The most common species of the United States is
Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon
2: the largest moon of Neptune
3: tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral
4: small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North
America and Europe and northern Asia [syn: newt, triton]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "Triton":
Davy, Davy Jones, Dylan, Neptune, Nereid, Nereus, Oceanid, Oceanus,
Poseidon, Thetis, Varuna, fresh-water nymph, kelpie, limniad,
man fish, mermaid, merman, naiad, nix, nixie, ocean nymph,
sea devil, sea god, sea nymph, sea-maid, sea-maiden, seaman, siren,
undine, water god, water spirit, water sprite
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Intel's Pentium core logic chip set. In
addition to the traditional features, this chip set supports:
EDO DRAM to increase the bandwidth of the DRAM
interface; "pipelined burst SRAM" for a cheaper, faster
second level cache; "bus master IDE" control logic to
reduce processor load; a plug and play port for easy
implementation of functions such as audio.
The Triton I chipset (official name 82430FX) consists of 4
chips: one 82437FX TSC (Triton Sysetm Controller), two 82438FX
TDP (Triton Data Path), and one 82371FB PIIX (PCI IDE
Xcellerator). It supports PB Cache, EDO DRAM, and a
maximum PCI and memory burst data transfer rate of 100
megabytes per second.
There are also Moble Triton (82430MX), Triton II
(82430HX), and the Triton VX (82430VX) chip sets.