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  • mega-
    /me'g*/ [SI] pref. See {{quantifiers}}.


  •  Miscellaneous Hacker Terms 
  • UNIX weenie
    [ITS] n. 1. A derogatory play on `UNIX wizard', common among hackers who use UNIX by necessity but would prefer alternatives. The implication...FULL DEFINITION

  • phase
    1. n. The phase of one's waking-sleeping schedule with respect to the standard 24-hour cycle. This is a useful concept among people who...FULL DEFINITION

  • sniff
    v.,n. Synonym for {poll}.

  • software rot
    n. Term used to describe the tendency of software that has not been used in a while to {lose}; such failure may be semi-humorously...FULL DEFINITION

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  • glob
    /glob/, *not* /glohb/ [UNIX] vt.,n. To expand special characters in a wildcarded name, or the act of so doing (the action is also called...FULL DEFINITION

  • softcopy
    /soft'ko-pee/ n. [by analogy with `hardcopy'] A machine-readable form of corresponding hardcopy. See {bits}, {machinable}.

  • depeditate
    /dee-ped'*-tayt/ [by (faulty) analogy with `decapitate'] vt. Humorously, to cut off the feet of. When one is using some computer-aided typesetting tools,...FULL DEFINITION

  • monkey up
    vt. To hack together hardware for a particular task, especially a one-shot job. Connotes an extremely {crufty} and consciously temporary solution. Compare...FULL DEFINITION