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    vt. (also, `cycle power' or just `cycle') To power off a machine and then power it on immediately, with the intention of clearing some... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: language lawyer 

    language lawyer


    n. A person, usually an experienced or senior software engineer, who is intimately familiar with many or most of the numerous restrictions and features (both useful and esoteric) applicable to one or more computer programming languages. A language lawyer is distinguished by the ability to show you the five sentences scattered through a 200-plus-page manual that together imply the answer to your question "if only you had thought to look there". Compare wizard, legal, legalese.