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  • Green's Theorem
    [TMRC] prov. For any story, in any group of people there will be at least one person who has not heard the story. [The... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • glassfet
    /glas'fet/ [by analogy with MOSFET, the acronym for `Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor'] n. Syn. {firebottle}, a humorous way to refer to a vacuum tube.

  • twiddle
    n. 1. Tilde (ASCII 1111110, `~'). Also called `squiggle', `sqiggle' (sic --- pronounced /skig'l/), and `twaddle', but twiddle is the most common term....FULL DEFINITION

  • loop through
    vt. To process each element of a list of things. "Hold on, I've got to loop through my paper mail." Derives from the...FULL DEFINITION

  • cruftsmanship
    /kruhfts'm*n-ship / n. [from {cruft}] The antithesis of craftsmanship.

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  • bump
    vt. Synonym for increment. Has the same meaning as C's ++ operator. Used esp. of counter variables, pointers, and index dummies in...FULL DEFINITION

  • terminal illness
    n. 1. Syn. {raster burn}. 2. The `burn-in' condition your CRT tends to get if you don't have a screen saver.

  • kluge up
    vt. To lash together a quick hack to perform a task; this is milder than {cruft together} and has some of the connotations of...FULL DEFINITION

  • gotcha
    n. A {misfeature} of a system, especially a programming language or environment, that tends to breed bugs or mistakes because it behaves in an...FULL DEFINITION