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1. Chiefly British Variant of demon.
2. Variant of daimon.
3. Computers A program or process that runs in the background but remains inactive until invoked.

[Sense 3, after Maxwell's demon (from the creature's constant monitoring of gas molecules going in and out of an aperture ).]

dae·mon′ic (-mŏn′ĭk) adj.


(ˈdiːmən) or


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) a demigod
2. the guardian spirit of a place or person
3. a variant spelling of demon3
daemonic adj


(ˈdaɪ moʊn) also daemon,

n., pl. -mo•nes (-məˌniz) -mons.
a divinity or a manifestation of divine power in ancient Greek belief.
[< Latin daemōn a spirit < Greek daímōn a deity]
dai•mon′ic (-ˈmɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daemon - an evil supernatural beingdaemon - an evil supernatural being    
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
incubus - a male demon believed to lie on sleeping persons and to have sexual intercourse with sleeping women
succuba, succubus - a female demon believed to have sexual intercourse with sleeping men
dibbuk, dybbuk - (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
2.daemon - a person who is part mortal and part god
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
Adonis - (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone; "when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite"


[ˈdiːmən] Ndemonio m
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