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  • codewalker
    n. A program component that traverses other programs for a living. Compilers have codewalkers in their front ends; so do cross-reference generators and... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • two-to-the-N
    quant. An amount much larger than {N} but smaller than {infinity}. "I have 2-to-the-N things to do before I can go out for...FULL DEFINITION

  • BUAG
    // [abbreviation, from the alt.fan.warlord] n. Big Ugly ASCII Graphic. Pejorative term for ugly {ASCII ART}, especially as found in {sig block}s....FULL DEFINITION

  • power cycle
    vt. (also, `cycle power' or just `cycle') To power off a machine and then power it on immediately, with the intention of clearing some...FULL DEFINITION

  • spod
    [Great Britain] n. A lower form of life found on {talker system}s and {MUD}s. The spod has few friends in {RL} and uses...FULL DEFINITION

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  • gubbish
    /guhb'*sh/ [a portmanteau of `garbage' and `rubbish'?] n. Garbage; crap; nonsense. "What is all this gubbish?" The opposite portmanteau `rubbage' is also...FULL DEFINITION

  • wrap around
    vi. (also n. `wraparound' and v. shorthand `wrap') 1. [techspeak] The action of a counter that starts over at zero or at `minus infinity'...FULL DEFINITION

  • dumbed down
    adj. Simplified, with a strong connotation of *over*simplified. Often, a {marketroid} will insist that the interfaces and documentation of software be dumbed down...FULL DEFINITION

  • feep
    /feep/ 1. n. The soft electronic `bell' sound of a display terminal (except for a VT-52); a beep (in fact, the microcomputer world seems...FULL DEFINITION