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  • segv
    /seg'vee/ n.,vi. Yet another synonym for {segmentation fault} (actually, in this case, `segmentation violation').


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  • weenie
    n. 1. [on BBSes] Any of a species of luser resembling a less amusing version of {BIFF} that infests many {BBS} systems. The...FULL DEFINITION

  • engine
    n. 1. A piece of hardware that encapsulates some function but can't be used without some kind of {front end}. Today we have,...FULL DEFINITION

  • bounce
    v. 1. [perhaps from the image of a thrown ball bouncing off a wall] An electronic mail message that is undeliverable and returns an...FULL DEFINITION

  • peta-
    /pe't*/ [SI] pref. See {{quantifiers}}.

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  • garbage collect
    vi. (also `garbage collection', n.) See {GC}.

  • worm
    [from `tapeworm' in John Brunner's novel `The Shockwave Rider', via XEROX PARC] n. A program that propagates itself over a network, reproducing itself as...FULL DEFINITION

  • error 33
    [XEROX PARC] n. 1. Predicating one research effort upon the success of another. 2. Allowing your own research effort to be placed on...FULL DEFINITION

  • brute force
    adj. Describes a primitive programming style, one in which the programmer relies on the computer's processing power instead of using his or her own...FULL DEFINITION