Ajax vs Elastic - What's the difference?

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As a preposition ajax

is (polari) nearby, over there.

As an adjective elastic is

capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.

As a noun elastic is

(uncountable) an elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.

ajax

English

(wikipedia Ajax)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (Greek mythology) Either of two heroes of the Trojan War.
  • Etymology 2

    Humorous respelling of a jakes.

    Noun

  • 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 3

    Short for asynchronous JavaScript and XML .

    Alternative forms

    * AJAX

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (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 3

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (sports)
  • Etymology 4

    Phonetic similarity to ace jack.

    Noun

  • (poker slang) An ace and a jack as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em.
  • References
    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523

    Etymology 5

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A town in Ontario, Canada
  • A ghost town in Utah
  • elastic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * elastick (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.
  • The rope is somewhat elastic , so expect it to give when you pull on it.
  • Made of elastic.
  • elastic band
  • Of clothing, elasticated.
  • (economics) Sensitive to changes in price.
  • Demand for entertainment is more elastic than demand for energy.
  • springy; bouncy; vivacious
  • * 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
  • He could see that she was tastefully, though not richly, dressed, and that she walked with an elastic step that revealed a light heart and the vigor of perfect health. Her face, of course, he could not analyze, since he had caught only the one brief but convincing glimpse of it.
  • Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials.
  • elastic''' spirits; an '''elastic constitution

    Synonyms

    * stretchy * stretchable

    Noun

  • (uncountable) An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.
  • Running shorts use elastic to eliminate the need for a belt.
  • (countable) An elastic band.
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