silo

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See also: šilo, silo-, and Silo

English[edit]

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Grain silos.

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish silo, of unclear origin. See silo for more.

Noun[edit]

silo (plural silos)

  1. (agriculture) A vertical building, usually circular, used for the storage of grain.
  2. (military) An underground bunker used to hold missiles which may be launched.
  3. (pejorative, management) An organizational unit that has poor interaction with other units, negatively affecting overall performance.
    • 2006, Albert J. Mills, Jean C. Helms Mills, John Bratton, Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context, Page 116
      A silo is created when members in one department or function do not interact with those in another department, even though there might be operational benefits to the interaction.
  4. (pejorative, informatics) A structure in the information system that is poorly networked with other structures, with data exchange hampered.
    Our networking is organized in silos, and employees lose time manually transferring data.

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Verb[edit]

silo (third-person singular simple present silos, present participle siloing, simple past and past participle siloed)

  1. (transitive) To store in a silo.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

silo n

  1. silo (vertical building for storing grain)

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

silo m (plural silos)

  1. silo

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

silo m (plural sili)

  1. silo (all senses)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of unclear origin. Perhaps from Latin sirum, the accusative form of sirus (pit for corn, underground granary) (compare Latin sīromastes (pit-searcher), from Ancient Greek σειρομάστης (seiromastēs)), from Ancient Greek σιρός (sirós, pit for holding grain). Alternatively, perhaps from Basque zilo, zulo (grain cellar).

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Noun[edit]

silo m (plural silos)

  1. (agriculture, military) silo

Descendants[edit]

  • English: silo

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