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    n. 1. A one-sided {fudge factor}, that is, an allowance for error but in only one of two directions. For example, if you need ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    NUXI problem


    /nuk'see pro'bl*m/ n. This refers to the problem of transferring data between machines with differing byte-order. The string `UNIX' might look like `NUXI' on a machine with a different `byte sex' (e.g., when transferring data from a little-endian to a big-endian, or vice-versa). See also middle-endian, swab, and bytesexual.