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[il-ee-uh d] /ˈɪl i əd/
(italics) a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, ascribed to Homer.
(sometimes lowercase) any similar poem; a long narrative.
(often lowercase) a long series of woes, trials, etc.
Origin of Iliad
< Latin Iliad- (stem of Ilias) < Greek, equivalent to Ili(on) Troy + -ad- -ad1
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[il-ee-ad-ik] /ˌɪl iˈæd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
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a Greek epic poem describing the siege of Troy, attributed to Homer and probably composed before 700 bc
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Iliadic (ˌɪlɪˈædɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for Iliad

from Latin Ilias (genitive Iliadis), from Greek Ilias poiesis "poem of Ilion" (Troy), literally "city of Ilius," the mythical founder.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Iliad in Technology

language, real-time
A real-time language.
["On the Design of a Language for Programming Real-Time Concurrent Processes", H.A. Schutz, IEEE Trans Soft Eng SE-5(3):248-255, May 1979].

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