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English[]

Alternative spellings[]

  • dæmon
  • demon

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /'diːmən/, SAMPA: /"di:m@n/
    Rhymes: -iːmən

Etymology 1[]

From Ancient Greek δαίμων (daimon), a god, goddess, divine power, genius, guardian spirit), from δαίω (daio), to divide, to distribute destinies, to allot).

Noun[]

Singular
Daemon

Plural
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Daemon ({{{1}}})

  1. (archaic) A demon.
  2. Template:Greek mythology A lesser deity between men and gods.
  3. One's inner spirit or daimon.
Derived terms[]
  • daemonic
Related terms[]
  • cacodemonical
  • cacodemon
  • cacodaemon
  • cacodemonic
  • cacodaemonic
  • cacodaemoniacal
  • cacodaemonical

Etymology 2[]

Perhaps an abbreviation of disk and execution monitor, or of device monitor, or perhaps just an adaptation of Etymology 1.

Noun[]

Singular
Daemon

Plural
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Daemon ({{{1}}})

  1. (computing, Unix) A process (a running program) that does not have a controlling terminal.
Translations[]
Usage notes[]
  • (Unix): Often a daemon will be a server.
See also[]
  • background process

Anagrams[]

  • ademno,
  • moaned
  • Modena



Latin[]

Noun[]

daemon (genitive daemōnis); m, third declension

  1. a demon

Inflection[]

Template:Ladecl3par Template:La-decl-3rd-PAR

Derived terms[]

  • daemonicus

fr:daemon la:daemon pt:daemon ru:daemon fi:daemon tr:daemon vi:daemon zh:daemon

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