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  • AI-complete
    /A-I k*m-pleet'/ [MIT, Stanford by analogy with `NP-complete' (see {NP-})] adj. Used to describe problems or subproblems in AI, to indicate that the solution... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION

  •  View Definition: toy 


    n. A computer system; always used with qualifiers. 1. `nice toy' One that supports the speaker's hacking style adequately. 2. `just a toy' A machine that yields insufficient computrons for the speaker's preferred uses. This is not condemnatory, as is bitty box; toys can at least be fun. It is also strongly conditioned by one's expectations; Cray XMP users sometimes consider the Cray-1 a `toy', and certainly all RISC boxes and mainframes are toys by their standards. See also {Get a real computer!}.