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Ajax

See also: ajax and AJAX

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin Aiāx, from Ancient Greek Αἴας (Aías).

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Ajax

  1. (Greek mythology) Either of two heroes of the Trojan War.
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Etymology 2Edit

Humorous respelling of a jakes.

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Ajax

  1. (now rare, historical) A toilet.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, III.13:
      I say this much of this action, that it is requisite we should remit the same unto certaine prescribed night-houres, and by custome (as I have done) force and subject our selves unto it; But not (as I have done), growing in yeeres, strictly tie himselfe to the care of a particular convenient place, and of a commodious Ajax or easie close-stoole for that purpose, and make it troublesome with long sitting and nice observation.

Etymology 3Edit

Short for asynchronous JavaScript and XML.

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Ajax

  1. (computing) A group of techniques for creating interactive Web applications, in which applications can retrieve data from the server asynchronously in the background without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page.
    • 2005, Jesse James Garrett, Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications
      An Ajax application eliminates the start-stop-start-stop nature of interaction on the Web by…

Etymology 3Edit

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Ajax

  1. (sports) Ajax Amsterdam

Etymology 4Edit

Phonetic similarity to ace jack.

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Ajax

  1. (poker slang) An ace and a jack as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.
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Etymology 5Edit

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Ajax

  1. A town in Ontario, Canada
  2. A ghost town in Utah