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    n. From the television series "Dr. Who", in which it referred to computations so fiendishly subtle and complex that they could not be performed... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    swab


    /swob/ [From the mnemonic for the PDP-11 `SWAp Byte' instruction, as immortalized in the `dd(1)' option `conv=swab' (see dd)] 1. vt. To solve the NUXI problem by swapping bytes in a file. 2. n. The program in V7 UNIX used to perform this action, or anything functionally equivalent to it. See also big-endian, little-endian, middle-endian, bytesexual.