whosis


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whosis

(ˈhuːzɪs) or

whoosis

n
informal a person or thing the name of which is unknown or temporarily forgotten
Translations

whosis

[ˈhuːzɪs] N (US)
1. (= thing) → chisme m, cosa f
2. (= person) → fulano/a m/f, cómo-se-llame mf
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I don't know where whosis got that bogus bit of scuttlebutt, but I'm as broke and as unsuccessful as I've ever been." Which isn't quite true, because I know his AMSTERDAM AFTER DARK is selling well.
The "Information Sources" section also lists the WHOSIS, which is the "Statistical Information System." It offers a rich list of topics for those interested in data, and if this is not enough for you, there is also an excellent set of links to other resources for statistical information.
The Dis an' Dat Kid and the Whosis Kid are reduced to cartoon parodies of their namelessness.
Not a reference manual, this readable guide is intended to lead beginners on a "journey" through the maze of the Internet with a combination of narrative description and hands-on exercises, ultimately bringing them from "mystery to mastery." Chapters with titles like "Journey into the Internet" and "Merging onto the Internet" cover in simple fashion the Internet and its history; the means of getting connected such as CompuServe and a2i Communications; basics such as naming conventions, telnet, and data transfer; tool descriptions of Archie, Gopher, WAIS, WHOSIS, Finger, listserv, and WWW; communication skills, including etiquette and Internet Relay Chat; and descriptions of Internet resources ranging from freenets to agricultural databases to government resources.
Ejemplos de sistemas de informacion regionales que permiten conocer el estado de la primera infancia en algunas areas son: el de la Organizacion Mundial de la Salud (WHOSIS) (5), el cual registra 66 indicadores relacionados con este grupo poblacional, y el Sistema de Informacion Sobre la Primera Infancia en America Latina (SIPI), el cual cuenta con 63 indicadores clasificados en cinco tipos de derechos (6).
WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) International health statistics including Minimum Data Set on Aging, World Health Statistics, 2006, and Core Health Indicators, which provide for querying the latest Core Health Indicators from WHO sources, including "World Health Statistics 2006" and "The World Health Report, 2006 Edition." www3.who.int/whosis/menu.cfm
WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS) International health statistics from World Health Organization Statistical Information System.