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Definition of "daemon" [dæ•mon]

  • Chiefly British Variant of demon. (noun)
  • Variant of daimon. (noun)
  • Computer Science A program or process that sits idly in the background until it is invoked to perform its task. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "daemon" in a sentence
  • ""The daemon shall not choose us, _but we shall choose our daemon_." ["
  • "Personally, I am convinced that my daemon is a raccoon, too curious for her own good and always into stuff."
  • "A brief synopsis: A brilliant game designer has recently passed away and upon his death, an unknown daemon is loosed upon an unsuspecting world."