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  • smash case
    vi. To lose or obliterate the uppercase/lowercase distinction in text input. "MS-DOS will automatically smash case in the names of all the files... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: dumb terminal 

    dumb terminal


    n. A terminal which is one step above a glass tty, having a minimally-addressable cursor but no on-screen editing or other features which are claimed by a smart terminal. Once upon a time, when glass ttys were common and addressable cursors were something special, what is now called a dumb terminal could pass for a smart terminal.