adlet

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

ad +‎ -let

Noun[edit]

adlet (plural adlets)

  1. A small ad (advertisement).
    • 1916, Hide and Leather's Year Book and Directory for ...:
      Many ambitious men have used these adlets to better their positions and incomes.
  2. (computing) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 1998, IEEE Computer Society. Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing, Information Technology Research Institute (Dayton, Ohio), IEEE Computer Society. Technical Committee on Data Engineering, IW-MMDBMS ... (→ISBN)
      5 Merging of Adlets
      Adlets move from sites to sites to seek out new adlets or active documents, announce its own presence and collect information. In its movement adlets behave like magnets. An adlet or a collection of adlets can attract other ...
    • 1999, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Leszek Maciaszek, Proceedings, ... International Workshop on Research Issues in Data Engineering, IEEE (→ISBN)
      In our example, an adlet is created to perform the airline reservation. Such an adlet is equipped with the capability to interact with the airline reservation system and issue transactions to obtain available flights, seats and prices.
    • 2000, Tamkang Journal of Science and Engineering:
      The specific mobile agents of interest are called adlets, which are mobile agents carrying the metadata of various kinds of multimedia documents. Adlets autonomously travel from site to site on the Internet, advertising its contents and ...

Etymology 2[edit]

Inuktitut.

Noun[edit]

adlet (plural adlets)

  1. A creature (cryptid) in Inuit mythology and folklore in Canada and Greenland, a tall, dog-legged humanoid (sometimes identified with inland Native Americans).
    • 2006, Aaron Rosenberg, Various, Chosen RPG, Impressions (→ISBN):
      Adlets are wont to hunt on all fours, and so were born stories of giant black dogs that accost travelers.
    • 2012, Lisa Regan, Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies, Amber Books Ltd (→ISBN), page 71:
      An adlet is part-human and part-canine, [] . They can be cannibals, eating other dogs. When they first hunt prey they go for the victim's throat and drink the fresh blood.
    • 2016, Dr. Bob Curran, Andy Paciorek, The Carnival Of Dark Dreams (→ISBN), page 56:
      ... that one of their ancestors has been married to a dog and that they have canine blood in their veins. This does not mean, of course, that they can transform themselves into an Adlet or that they enjoy any special protection from its attentions.
    • 2019, Laura Greenwood, Skye MacKinnon, Under the Ice, Peryton Press:
      "We could mate with humans, but then we'd have to expose our existence, and there's no guarantee that the baby will be an adlet." She cleared her throat. "Of course, I'd love a human baby just as much as an adlet, but we need more halflings ..."
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      The dogs mated with other dogs and stayed in their canine form, but the halflings mated with both humans and dogs and so the adlets continued to spread across the land, always evolving. Some adlet families are more human than dog, ...

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

adlet

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of adeln.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

adlet

  1. inflection of adle:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle