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Webster 1913 Edition


Alias

A′li-as

,
adv.
[L., fr.
alius
. See
Else
.]
(Law)
(a)
Otherwise; otherwise called; – a term used in legal proceedings to connect the different names of any one who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful;
as, Smith,
alias
Simpson
.
(b)
At another time.

A′li-as

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Aliases
.
[L., otherwise, at another time.]
(Law)
(a)
A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.
(b)
Another name; an assumed name.

Webster 1828 Edition


Alias

A'LIAS

, [L.] Otherwise; as in this example, Simson alias Smith; a word used in judicial proceedings to connect the different names by which a person is called who attempts to conceal his true name and pass under a fictitious one.

A'LIAS

,
Noun.
A second writ, or execution, issued when the first has failed to enforce the judgment.

Definition 2022


alias

alias

See also: aliás and alías

English

Adverb

alias (not comparable)

  1. Otherwise; at another time; in other circumstances; otherwise called.
  2. (law) Used to connect the different names of a person who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson.

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Noun

alias (plural aliases)

  1. Another name; an assumed name.
  2. (law) A second or further writ which is issued after a first writ has expired without effect.
  3. (computing) An abbreviation that replaces a string of commands and thereby reduces typing when performing routine actions or tasks.
  4. (signal processing) An spurious signal generated as a technological artifact.

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Verb

alias (third-person singular simple present aliases, present participle aliasing, simple past and past participle aliased)

  1. (computing) To assign an additional name to an entity, often a more user-friendly one.
  2. (signal processing, of two signals) to become indistinguishable
    • 1989, Ken C. Pohlmann, The compact disc: a handbook of theory and use, page 22:
      When the signal frequency reaches half the sampling frequency, there are only two samples per cycle, which is the absolute minimum needed to record a waveform. A higher frequency would cause the digitization system to alias.
    • 1999, Carlo Bartolozzi; Riccardo Lencioni, Liver malignancies: diagnostic and interventional radiology, page 59:
      Finally, as it is a frequency detection technique, color Doppler US has the potential to alias
    • 2005, James Bao-yen Tsui, Fundamentals of global positioning system receivers, page 106:
      This technique can be used to alias the L1 and L2 bands of the GPS into the baseband

French

Etymology

From Latin alias (at another time; in post-Augustan period, at another time or place, elsewhere, under other circumstances, otherwise), feminine accusative plural of alius (other).

Adverb

alias

  1. alias

Noun

alias m (plural alias)

  1. alias

Anagrams


Italian

Adverb

alias

  1. alias

Noun

alias m (plural alias)

  1. alias

Latin

Adjective

aliās

  1. accusative feminine plural of alius

Adverb

aliās (not comparable)

  1. elsewhere

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Portuguese

Verb

alias

  1. second-person singular (tu) present indicative of aliar

Spanish

Adverb

alias

  1. alias

Synonyms

  • por otro nombre

Noun

alias m (plural alias)

  1. alias

Synonyms