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  • Pascal
    n. An Algol-descended language designed by Niklaus Wirth on the CDC 6600 around 1967--68 as an instructional tool for elementary programming. This language,... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    power cycle


    vt. (also, `cycle power' or just `cycle') To power off a machine and then power it on immediately, with the intention of clearing some kind of hung or gronked state. Syn. 120 reset; see also Big Red Switch. Compare Vulcan nerve pinch, bounce, and boot, and see the AI Koan in "A Selection of AI Koans" (in appendix A) about Tom Knight and the novice.