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    n. A general state, usually used with an adjective describing the state. Use of the word `mode' rather than `state' implies that the... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    rococo


    adj. Baroque in the extreme. Used to imply that a program has become so encrusted with the software equivalent of gold leaf and curlicues that they have completely swamped the underlying design. Called after the later and more extreme forms of Baroque architecture and decoration prevalent during the mid-1700s in Europe. Alan Perlis said "Every program eventually becomes rococo, and then rubble." Compare {critical mass}.