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[uh-loh-uh, ah-loh-hah] /əˈloʊ ə, ɑˈloʊ hɑ/
noun, interjection
hello; greetings.
friendly; hospitable; welcoming:
The aloha spirit prevails throughout the islands.
Origin of aloha
1890-95; < Hawaiian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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/əˈləʊə; ɑːˈləʊhɑː/
noun, sentence substitute
a Hawaiian word for hello, goodbye
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for aloha

1798, Hawaiian aloha, Maori aroha, an expression used in greeting or valediction, literally "love, affection, pity." Sometimes aloha 'oe, from 'oe "to you."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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aloha in Technology

(From the Hawaiian greeting) A system of contention resolution devised at The University of Hawaii. Packets are broadcast when ready, the sender listens to see if they collide and if so re-transmits after a random time. Slotted Aloha constrains packets to start at the beginning of a time slot. Basic Aloha is appropriate to long propagation time nets (e.g. satellite). For shorter propagation times, carrier sense protocols are possible.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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