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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a name that has been assumed temporarily;
[syn: alias, assumed name, false name]


1. as known or named at another time or place;
- Example: "Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette"
[syn: alias, a.k.a., also known as]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alias \A"li*as\, n.; 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

alias adv 1: as known or named at another time or place; "Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette" [syn: alias, a.k.a., also known as] n 1: a name that has been assumed temporarily [syn: alias, assumed name, false name]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "alias": Jane Doe, John Doe, Richard Roe, anonym, assumed name, contrarily, else, elsewise, false name, fictitious name, in other respects, in other ways, nom de guerre, nom de plume, nom de theatre, or else, other than, otherwise, pen name, professional name, pseudonym, stage name, than
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

alias 1. A name, usually short and easy to remember and type, that is translated into another name or string, usually long and difficult to remember or type. Most command interpreters (e.g. Unix's csh) allow the user to define aliases for commands, e.g. "alias l ls -al". These are loaded into memory when the interpreter starts and are expanded without needing to refer to any file. 2. One of several alternative hostnames with the same Internet address. E.g. in the Unix hosts database (/etc/hosts or NIS map) the first field on a line is the Internet address, the next is the official hostname (the "canonical name" or "CNAME"), and any others are aliases. Hostname aliases often indicate that the host with that alias provides a particular network service such as archie, finger, FTP, or web. The assignment of services to computers can then be changed simply by moving an alias (e.g. from one Internet address to another, without the clients needing to be aware of the change. 3. The name used by Apple computer, Inc. for symbolic links when they added them to the System 7 operating system in 1991. (1997-10-22) 4. Two names (identifiers), usually of local or global variables, that refer to the same resource (memory location) are said to be aliased. Although names introduced in programming languages are typically mapped to different memory locations, aliasing can be introduced by the use of address arithmetic and pointers or language-specific features, like C++ references. Statically deciding (e.g. via a program analysis executed by a sophisticated compiler) which locations of a program will be aliased at run time is an undecidable problem. [G. Ramalingam: "The Undecidability of Aliasing", ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS), Volume 16, Issue 5, September 1994, Pages: 1467 - 1471, ISSN:0164-0925.] (2004-09-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

ALgorIthmic ASsembly language ALIAS (ALIAS) A machine oriented variant of BLISS. ALIAS was implemented in BCPL for the PDP-9. ["ALIAS", H.E. Barreveld, Int Rep, Math Dept, Delft U Tech, Netherlands, 1973]. (1997-03-13)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ALIAS, practice. This word is prefixed to the name of a second writ of the same kind issued in the same cause; as, when a summons has been issued and it is returned by the sheriff, nil, and another is issued, this is called an alias summons. The term is used to all kinds of writs, as alias fi. fa., alias vend. exp. and the like. Alias dictus, otherwise called; a description of the defendant by an addition to his real name of that by which he is bound in the writing; or when a man is indicted and his name is uncertain, he may be indicted as A B, alias dictus C D. See 4 John. 1118; 1 John. Cas. 243; 2 Caines, R. 362; 3 Caines, R. 219.