a·li·as (ālē-əs, ālyəs)
1. An assumed name: The swindler worked under various aliases.
2. Computers An alternate name or address, especially an email address that forwards incoming email to another address.
3. Electronics A false signal in telecommunication links from beats between signal frequency and sampling frequency.
Also known as; otherwise: Johnson, alias Johns.
[Latin aliās, otherwise, at another time, from feminine accusative pl. of alius, other; see al-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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