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  • bit rot
    n. Also {bit decay}. Hypothetical disease the existence of which has been deduced from the observation that unused programs or features will often... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    subshell


    /suhb'shel/ [UNIX, MS-DOS] n. An OS command interpreter (see shell) spawned from within a program, such that exit from the command interpreter returns one to the parent program in a state that allows it to continue execution. Compare shell out; oppose chain.