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  • emoticon
    /ee-moh'ti-kon/ n. An ASCII glyph used to indicate an emotional state in email or news. Although originally intended mostly as jokes, emoticons (or... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    black magic


    n. A technique that works, though nobody really understands why. More obscure than voodoo programming, which may be done by cookbook. Compare also black art, {deep magic}, and magic number (sense 2).