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    n. To look for something in a mass of code or data with one's own native optical sensors, as opposed to using some sort... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    pseudoprime


    n. A backgammon prime (six consecutive occupied points) with one point missing. This term is an esoteric pun derived from a mathematical method that, rather than determining precisely whether a number is prime (has no divisors), uses a statistical technique to decide whether the number is `probably' prime. A number that passes this test is called a pseudoprime. The hacker backgammon usage stems from the idea that a pseudoprime is almost as good as a prime it does the job of a prime until proven otherwise, and that probably won't happen.