1. (abbreviation) .  (software) hardware abstraction layer.
  2. Proper noun.  (idiomatic, fiction) a homicidal computer, an artificial intelligence that acts similarly to the HAL 9000 featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  3. Proper noun.  A diminutive of the male given names Henry, Harold and Harry.

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