oracle oracle  /ˈɔ rə kəl/


  1. (n) an authoritative person who divines the future
  2. (n) a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
  3. (n) a shrine where an oracular god is consulted



  1. There is an oracle of the presenters art, and his name is Bill Hybels.
  2. As a political oracle, Harry Truman bows neither to man nor public-opinion poll.
  3. Wingnuts may call him that, but I've heard the term used affectionately -- as the oracle who saw climate change coming but no one would listen.


  1. Oracle database 12c now available for download

    Oracle’s long-awaited 12c database is now available for download, according to the company’s official website . Download links for the product were available on the site as of late Tuesday. While it wasn’t immediately clear when Oracle will hold a formal launch for 12c, earlier Tuesday a company official said the release would come “within a couple of weeks.” At one point it appeared 12c would ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: PC World

  2. Oracle friends Salesforce in peace offensive

    Oracle and Salesforce unveil a new partnership a day after the software giant also announced an expanded collaboration with Microsoft to beef up the companies’ cloud software businesses.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  3. Oracle, Salesforce Unveil 'strategic Partnership'

    Oracle Corp. and on Tuesday unveiled a "strategic partnership" in corporate software, marking a shift in the relationship between two bitter rivals.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: FOX Business


  1. "Oracle and Sun have been industry pioneers and close partners for more than 20 years," said Sun chairman Scott McNealy. "This combination is a natural evolution of our relationship and will be an industry-defining event."
    on Apr 20, 2009 By: Scott McNealy Source: BBC News

  2. Ellison said: "BEA products will significantly enhance and extend Oracle's Fusion middleware software suite...... customers can choose among Oracle and BEA's middleware products, knowing that those products will gracefully interoperate and be...
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Larry Ellison Source:

  3. "There has long been rivalry between SAP and Oracle," said Mitchell. "However, when Oracle accused SAP of corporate theft the rivalry took a new and exciting turn, with the prospect of the two companies resolving the dispute outside of court...
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: David Mitchell Source: Forbes

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propriety propriety
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