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    n. [from the story of the little girl who said "I know how to spell `banana', but I don't know when to stop"]. Not ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: incantation 

    incantation


    n. Any particularly arbitrary or obscure command that one must mutter at a system to attain a desired result. Not used of passwords or other explicit security features. Especially used of tricks that are so poorly documented they must be learned from a wizard. "This compiler normally locates initialized data in the data segment, but if you mutter the right incantation they will be forced into text space."