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  • suitably small
    [perverted from mathematical jargon] adj. An expression used ironically to characterize unquantifiable behavior that differs from expected or required behavior. For ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION

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    rare mode

    [UNIX] adj. CBREAK mode (character-by-character with interrupts enabled). Distinguished from raw mode and {cooked mode}; the phrase "a sort of half-cooked (rare?) mode" is used in the V7/BSD manuals to describe the mode. Usage rare.