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Meaning of “Linux” in the English Dictionary

"Linux" in British English

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us   /ˈlɪn.əks/ trademark
a ​program for ​operating a ​computer that ​users are ​allowed to ​change or ​improve as they ​choose
(Definition of Linux from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Linux" in American English

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Linuxnoun [U]

 us   /ˈlɪn·əks/ trademark
a ​program for ​operating a ​computer that users are ​allowed to ​change or ​improve as they ​choose
(Definition of Linux from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Linux™" in Business English

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uk   /ˈlaɪnəks/  us   /ˈlɪnəks/ trademark
IT a ​computer operatingsystem (= a ​program that ​controls the way a ​computersystemworks) that is ​availablefree on the ​internet: The Army's new supercomputer will ​run on Linux, a ​free, "​opensource" ​operatingsystem that is a ​rival to Microsoft Windows.
(Definition of Linux™ from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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