Most Mensans are assigned to one of more than 100 local groups, based on geography. A local group can be compact and populous (New York City, for example) or widespread and sparse (some states such as North Dakota have only one local group for the entire state). - A Mensan of either sex. Plural is Ms (pronounced " emz," not " miz"). FM and MM denote the genders; SFM, DMM and the like add marital status or other, similarly deducible information. Can often be taken to the extreme in personal ads; e.g. SBCFM (single Black Christian Female Mensan), MWJMM (Married White Jewish Male Mensan), DOPTM (Divorced Oriental Pagan Transgendered Mensan), etc.
the group of 30 galaxies closest to (and including) our own Milky Way, that are clustered together. The local group is also part of a larger cluster of about one hundred galaxies called the Virgo cluster.
a single security entity that can be granted access to many objects in a single location (a domain, or a workstation or member server) rather than having to edit the permissions on all those objects separately
A group of approximately 33 galaxies including the Milky Way, M31 and M33, which are gravitationally bound to each other. The local group is approximately 5 million light-years across. Most local group galaxies are dwarf ellipticals and irregulars associated with M31 or the Milky Way.
thousands of neighboring galaxies gravitationally connected to the Virgo supercluster. Superclusters and even larger organizations of galaxies extend to the horizon of the expanding universe 15 to 20 billion light years. The visible universe is defined by the age of the cosmos, 15 to 20 billion years. Light (radiation) from stars further away has not yet had time to reach us.
For Windows NT, a group that can be granted permissions and rights only for its own workstation. However, it can contain user accounts from its own computer, and (if the workstation participates in a domain) user accounts and global groups both from its own domain and from trusted domains. Local groups provide a way to create handy sets of users from both inside and outside the workstation, to be used only at the workstation. For Windows NT Advanced Server, a group that can be granted permissions and rights only for the servers of its own domain. However, it can contain user accounts and global groups both from its own domain and from trusted domains. Local groups provide a way to create handy sets of users from both inside and outside the domain, to be used only at servers of the domain. See also global group, group.
Our galactic neighborhood, including the Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxy, M33, and more than 25 smaller galaxies. The Local Group appears to be a suburb of a supercluster of galaxies that lies 60 million light-years away, in the direction of the constellation Virgo (Virgo Supercluster).
For computers running Windows and member servers, a group that can be granted permissions and rights from its own computer and (if the computer participates in a domain) user accounts and global groups both from its own domain and from trusted domains. See also: global group; user account
The Local Group is the group of galaxies that includes our galaxy, the Milky Way. The group comprises over 30 galaxies, with its gravitational center located somewhere between the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. The galaxies of the Local Group cover a 10 million light-year diameter (see 1 E22 m for distance comparisons) and have a binary (dumbbell) shape.