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


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    same-day service


    n. Ironic term used to describe long response time, particularly with respect to {MS-DOS} system calls (which ought to require only a tiny fraction of a second to execute). Such response time is a major incentive for programmers to write programs that are not well-behaved. See also PC-ism.