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Humorous modern use of Middle English plural ending -en.


VAXen pl (plural only)

  1. (computing, slang) Plural form of VAX (a computer system of the 1970s).
    • 1987, Joseph Burton Farrell, A Versatile Tool for Data File Transfer and Manipulation
      PDP-11s are still used in the atsea data collection role, so some means is necessary of transferring the data files thus produced to the VAXen []
    • 1992, Carl Malamud, Exploring the Internet: a technical travelogue
      On the back-end Ethernet would be another series of VAXen, which would contain a cache of recently accessed frames.
    • 2002, Thomas Lawrence Sterling, Beowulf cluster computing with Linux
      Scientists were able to own and operate their own computers and get more computing resources with their own VAXen, including those that were operated as the first clusters.