Etymology
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multiprocessor (n.)

also multi-processor, "computer system with more than one processor," 1961, from multi- "many" + processor.

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monopolistic (adj.)

"relating to or promoting a monopoly or a system of monopolies," 1858; see monopoly + -istic.

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hieroglyphics (n.)

1580s, from Greek ta hieroglyphika "ancient Egyptian writing system;" see hieroglyphic + -ics.

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morphogeny (n.)

in Haeckel's system, biological development of the forms of organisms, 1851; see morpho- + -geny.

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monorail (n.)

"single-rail railway system," 1885, from French; a hybrid; see mono- + rail (n.1).

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decimalization (n.)

also decimalisation, "act of reducing to a decimal system" (especially of currency), 1842; see decimal + -ization.

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decolonialize (v.)

"to rid of the system or qualities of colonialism," by 1955; see  de- + colonial + -ize. Related: Decolonialization.

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musculature (n.)

"system of muscles considered with reference to its origin and development," 1875, from French musculature, from Latin musculus (see muscle (n.)).

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Morse code (n.)

character encoding system originally invented for use with the telegraph, by 1860, earlier Morse key (1858), so called in honor of Samuel F.B. Morse (1791-1872), U.S. inventor who produced a system of telegraphic communication in 1836. He invented both the recording telegraph and the alphabet of dots and dashes.

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macadamization (n.)

"process of laying roads according to the system of John L. McAdam;" 1824, noun of action from macadamize (see macadam).

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