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Meaning of BLUE BOOK

Pronunciation:  bloo bûk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a blue-covered booklet used in universities for writing examinations
  2. [n]  a register of persons who are socially prominent
  3. [n]  a report published by the British government; bound in blue
 See Also: booklet, brochure, directory, folder, leaflet, pamphlet, report, study



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Blue" book`\
1. A parliamentary publication, so called from its blue paper
   covers. [Eng.]

2. The United States official ``Biennial Register.''

Computing Dictionary

1. Informal name for one of the four standard references on the page-layout and graphics-control language postscript. The other three official guides are known as the green book, the red book, and the white book.

["PostScript Language Tutorial and Cookbook", Adobe Systems, Addison-Wesley 1985, (ISBN 0-201-10179-3)].

2. Informal name for one of the three standard references on Smalltalk. This book also has green and red siblings.

["Smalltalk-80: The Language and its Implementation", David Robson, Addison-Wesley 1983, (ISBN 0-201-11371-63)].

3. Any of the 1988 standards issued by the itu-t's ninth plenary assembly. These include, among other things, the x.400 electronic mail specification and the Group 1 through 4 fax standards.

See also book titles.

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