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 for atlas
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Atlas \At"las\, n. [Ar., smooth.]
     A rich kind of satin manufactured in India. --Brande & C.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Atlas \At"las\, n.; pl. Atlases. [L. Atlas, -antis, Gr. ?, ?,
     one of the older family of gods, who bears up the pillars of
     heaven; also Mt. Atlas, in W. Africa, regarded as the pillar
     of heaven. It is from the root of tlh^nai to bear. See
     1. One who sustains a great burden.
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     2. (Anat.) The first vertebra of the neck, articulating
        immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of
        the head, whence the name.
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     3. A collection of maps in a volume;
     Note: supposed to be so called from a picture of Atlas
           supporting the world, prefixed to some collections.
           This name is said to have been first used by Mercator,
           the celebrated geographer, in the 16th century.
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     4. A volume of plates illustrating any subject.
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     5. A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from
        or arrangement; as, an historical atlas.
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     6. A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; --
        called also atlas folio.
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     7. A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n.
        [1913 Webster]
     Atlas powder, see Atlas powder in the vocabulary; a
        blasting compound containing nitroglycerin.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear
           the sky on his shoulders
      2: a collection of maps in book form [syn: atlas, book of
         maps, map collection]
      3: the 1st cervical vertebra [syn: atlas, atlas vertebra]
      4: a figure of a man used as a supporting column [syn: atlas,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "atlas":
     Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection,
     Miller projection, aeronautical chart, arcade, astronomical chart,
     azimuthal equidistant projection, azimuthal projection, calendar,
     cartographer, cartography, caryatid, casebook, catalog,
     catalogue raisonne, celestial chart, celestial globe, chart,
     chorographer, chorography, city directory, classified catalog,
     climatic chart, colonnade, colonnette, column, concordance,
     conic projection, contour line, contour map, cyclopedia,
     cylindrical projection, diatesseron, dictionary catalog, directory,
     encyclopedia, gazetteer, general reference map, globe,
     gnomonic projection, graphic scale, grid line, hachure, harmony,
     heliographic chart, hydrographic chart, index, isoline, latitude,
     layer tint, legend, longitude, map, map maker, map projection,
     mapper, meridian, parallel, peristyle, phone book,
     photogrammetrist, photogrammetry, photomap, phototopography,
     physical map, pier, pilaster, pillar, political map,
     polyconic projection, polyglot, portico, post, projection,
     record book, reference book, relief map, representative fraction,
     road map, scale, sinusoidal projection, source book, special map,
     studbook, telamon, telephone book, telephone directory,
     terrain map, terrestrial globe, thematic map, topographer,
     topographic chart, topography, transportation map, weather chart,
     weather map, work of reference

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "Atlas":
     Antaeus, Asp, Asroc, Atlas-Agena, Atlas-Centaur, Briareus,
     Brobdingnagian, Bullpup, Cajun, Charles Atlas, Corporal, Corvus,
     Crossbow, Cyclops, Dart, Deacon, Delta, Diamant, Dove, Falcon,
     Firebee, Gargantua, Genie, Goliath, Hawk, Hercules, Holy Moses,
     Hound Dog, Jupiter, Lacrosse, Lark, Loki, Loon, Mace, Matador,
     Navaho, Nike, Nike Ajax, Orion, Pershing, Petrel, Polaris,
     Polyphemus, Poseidon, Quail, Ram, Rascal, Redeye, Redstone,
     Regulus I, SLAM, Samson, Saturn, Scout, Sentinel, Sergeant,
     Shillelagh, Sidewinder, Skybolt, Snark, Spaerobee, Sparrow, Subroc,
     Super Talos, Superman, Talos, Tartar, Tarzan, Telamon, Terrier,
     Thor, Thor Able Star, Thor-Agena, Thor-Delta, Tiny Tim, Titan, V-2,
     Viking, WAC-Corporal, Wagtail, Zuni, bully, bullyboy, colossus,
     giant, gorilla, muscle man, powerhouse, stalwart, strong man,
     strong-arm man, the mighty, the strong, tough, tough guy,
     tower of strength

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software (BLAS, API)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Abbreviated Test Language for Avionics Systems
      (ATLAS) A Mil-spec language for automatic testing
     of avionics equipment.  ATLAS replaced Gaelic and several
     other test languages.
     ["IEEE Standard ATLAS Test Language", IEEE Std 416-1976].

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