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    [Purdue] vt. To run in {background}. From the UNIX shell `&' operator.


  •  View Definition: leaf site 

    leaf site


    n. A machine that merely originates and reads USENET news or mail, and does not relay any third-party traffic. Often uttered in a critical tone; when the ratio of leaf sites to backbone, rib, and other relay sites gets too high, the network tends to develop bottlenecks. Compare backbone site, {rib site}.