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  • flat-file
    adj. A {flatten}ed representation of some database or tree or network structure as a single file from which the structure could implicitly be rebuilt,... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: trap door 

    trap door


    alt. `trapdoor' n. 1. Syn. back door --- a Bad Thing. 2. [techspeak] A `trap-door function' is one which is easy to compute but very difficult to compute the inverse of. Such functions are Good Things with important applications in cryptography, specifically in the construction of public-key cryptosystems.