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1 A project at Massachusetts Institute of Technology to introduce the first practical multiaccess system. The name is an acronym derived from machine-aided cognition (expressing the broad project objective) and multiple-access computer (describing its major tool). The system incorporated not only a new approach to operating systems, but also introduced novel forms of highly interactive compilers and of terminals. See also MULTICS.

2Abbrev. for mandatory access control.

3 See MAC layer.

Subjects: Computing.


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