• noun
    (written as UNIX)
    a popular multiuser, multitasking operating system developed by AT&T Bell Laboratories to run on almost any computer, from PCs to minicomputers and large mainframes


  • (written as UNIX)
    A popular multitasking operating system designed for multiple users, and which is utilized especially by servers and workstations. It is powerful, flexible, can be used across various platforms, and current versions include LINUX and Solaris. Also called UNIX operating system.

Information & Library Science

  • (written as UNIX)
    a trademark for a widely used computer operating system, developed in 1969 at AT&T Bell Laboratories, which can support multi-tasking in a multi-user environment

Media Studies

  • a trade name for a family of operating systems, commonly used for business servers and desktop computers in more technical professions.