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  • amper
    n. Common abbreviation for the name of the ampersand (`&', ASCII 0100110) character. See {{ASCII}} for other synonyms.


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  • haque
    /hak/ [USENET] n. Variant spelling of {hack}, used only for the noun form and connoting an {elegant} hack.

  • lost in the noise
    adj. Syn. {lost in the underflow}. This term is from signal processing, where signals of very small amplitude cannot be separated from low-intensity...FULL DEFINITION

  • silly walk
    [from Monty Python's Flying Circus] vi. 1. A ridiculous procedure required to accomplish a task. Like {grovel}, but more {random} and humorous. ...FULL DEFINITION

  • DP
    /D-P/ n. 1. Data Processing. Listed here because, according to hackers, use of the term marks one immediately as a {suit}. See...FULL DEFINITION

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  • shell
    [orig. {{Multics}} techspeak, widely propagated via UNIX] n. 1. [techspeak] The command interpreter used to pass commands to an operating system; so called because...FULL DEFINITION

  • dynner
    /din'r/ 32 bits, by analogy with {nybble} and {{byte}}. Usage rare and extremely silly. See also {playte}, {tayste}, {crumb}. = E...FULL DEFINITION

  • frobnitz
    /frob'nits/, pl. `frobnitzem' /frob'nit-zm/ or `frobni' /frob'ni/ [TMRC] n. An unspecified physical object, a widget. Also refers to electronic black boxes. This...FULL DEFINITION

  • hash collision
    [from the technical usage] n. (var. `hash clash') When used of people, signifies a confusion in associative memory or imagination, especially a persistent one...FULL DEFINITION