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 (to͝or′ē-ŏn′, tyo͝or′-)
A dormant vegetative bud that detaches from the parent plant, found especially in certain aquatic plants.

[Latin turiō, turiōn-.]
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(Botany) a perennating bud produced by many aquatic plants: it detaches from the parent plant and remains dormant until the following spring
[C17: from French turion, from Latin turio shoot]
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- Computers with built-in graphics chipsets: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent.
Some notebooks use AMD's Athlon Turion 64 X2 dual-core processor, which also supports for improved performance.
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According to the company, the new 2575 model features: AMD's Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology, a 12.1" wide screen, a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam, 250GB of disk storage and 2GB of system memory.
It is a long-life motherboard based on the AMD M690T + SB600 embedded chipset that supports the high-performance, low power mobile AMD Sempron single core and AMD Turion 64 X2 dual core processors.
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-- Support for the newly announced AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology, 64-bit dual-core processors designed for thin and light notebook PCs.
Built around AMD's Turion 64 X2 mobile technology multi-core processor, Airgo's Gen3 True MIMO chipsets and Nvidia's dual SLI graphics processors, the 17- inch Aurora m9700 and 19-inch Aurora mALX notebooks from Alienware provide users with faster-than-Ethernet wireless networking speeds.
AMD has introduced AMD Turion 64 mobile technology, the latest in a succession of computing innovations based on the industry-leading AMD64 architecture.
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AMD said that notebooks based on the AMD M690 and AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology will be available from manufacturers including ASUS, HP and Fujitsu Siemens Computing.