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  • gensym
    /jen'sim/ [from MacLISP for `generated symbol'] 1. v. To invent a new name for something temporary, in such a way that the name is... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: bounce message 

    bounce message


    [UNIX] n. Notification message returned to sender by a site unable to relay email to the intended {Internet address} recipient or the next link in a bang path (see bounce). Reasons might include a nonexistent or misspelled username or a down relay site. Bounce messages can themselves fail, with occasionally ugly results; see sorcerer's apprentice mode. The terms `bounce mail' and `barfmail' are also common.