Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[attributive] Denoting or relating to computer hardware or software products or network services from more than one supplier.
- ‘Like any multivendor process, there will be complex politics and technological debate along the way, and this one even involves multiple standards bodies.’
- ‘Eventually, it will be mandatory for various network elements to be able to signal each other to dynamically establish paths through a multivendor network.’
- ‘The wide adoption of the standard will ensure worldwide multivendor interoperability with the Ethernet installed base while simplifying connection management.’
- ‘This rigorous set of demands dictates that a new breed of technology solutions be used to simplify the integration of multivendor business applications and vast amounts of decentralized data.’
- ‘The four storage system vendors have signed bilateral cooperative support agreements intended to simplify joint customer support in multivendor environments.’
- ‘Still uncertain are the prospects for true multivendor cooperation.’
- ‘These multitechnology, multivendor systems are already enabling next-gen devices to succeed in terms of performance, reliability and manageability.’
- ‘Standards allow a service provider to create a multivendor network of best-of-breed products.’
- ‘If you're working in a multivendor environment, this program may not be a good choice.’
- ‘These vendors often run into serious problems making multivendor gear work together and keeping application performance high in a complex set up.’
- ‘But he added that the operator prefers multivendor relationships in most categories.’
- ‘And the new model for the Internet is the multivendor approach.’
- ‘The documents we've seen, however, do lay out some of the most concrete plans yet as to how any vendor hopes to pull off managing multivendor gear.’
- ‘More work and expertise may be required to specify a multivendor open system.’
- ‘Each vendor claims to manage multivendor networks the best.’
- ‘Both companies are developing advanced multivendor management software but, as of yet, their products do not overlap.’
- ‘Networks will grow even more multivendor and multiservice in nature.’
- ‘The primary reason is that its solution is an all-in - one software-based system, which negates the need for a complex and inefficient multivendor environment.’
- ‘Today, a better trained staff is capable of making some programming changes to an interoperable, multivendor system.’
- ‘Neither standard dominates the building automation industry, though both intend to ease multivendor system connectivity.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.