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i•o



Pronunciation: (ē'ō), [key]
n.,
pl. i•os.

a small hawk, Buteo solitarius, having two plumage phases and occurring only on the island of Hawaii, where it is a rare species and the only living indigenous bird of prey. Also called Hawaiian hawk.

I•o



Pronunciation: (ī'ō, ē'ō), [key]
n.
1. Class. Myth.a woman who, being loved by Zeus, was transformed into a white heifer and was, at the wish of Hera, first guarded by Argus and later pursued through the world by a gadfly until she reached Egypt, where she resumed her true shape: identified by the Egyptians with Isis.
2. Astron.a large volcanically active moon of the planet Jupiter.

Io




Symbol, Chem.
ionium.

Io.




Iowa.

I/O




1. inboard-outboard.
2. Computers.input/output.

I.O.




indirect object. Also,IO,i.o.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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