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    n. 1. [techspeak] A quantitative change, especially a small or incremental one (this use is general in physics and engineering). "I just doubled... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    Iron Age


    n. In the history of computing, 1961--1971 --- the formative era of commercial mainframe technology, when {big iron} dinosaurs ruled the earth. These began with the delivery of the first PDP-1, coincided with the dominance of ferrite core, and ended with the introduction of the first commercial microprocessor (the Intel 4004) in 1971. See also Stone Age; compare elder days.