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  • exa-
    /ek's*/ [SI] pref. See {{quantifiers}}.


  •  Miscellaneous Hacker Terms 
  • Easter egg
    [from the custom of the Easter Egg hunt observed in the U.S. and many psparts of Europe] n. 1. A message hidden in the ...FULL DEFINITION

  • sleep
    vi. 1. [techspeak] On a timesharing system, a process that relinquishes its claim on the scheduler until some given event occurs or a specified...FULL DEFINITION

  • heisenbug
    /hi'zen-buhg/ [from Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle in quantum physics] n. A bug that disappears or alters its behavior when one attempts to probe or isolate...FULL DEFINITION

  • hacking run
    [analogy with `bombing run' or `speed run'] n. A hack session extended long outside normal working times, especially one longer than 12 hours. ...FULL DEFINITION

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  • broken arrow
    [IBM] n. The error code displayed on line 25 of a 3270 terminal (or a PC emulating a 3270) for various kinds of protocol...FULL DEFINITION

  • Good Thing
    n.,adj. Often capitalized; always pronounced as if capitalized. 1. Self-evidently wonderful to anyone in a position to notice "The Trailblazer's 19.2Kbaud PEP mode...FULL DEFINITION

  • parent message
    n. See {followup}.

  • flavor
    n. 1. Variety, type, kind. "DDT commands come in two flavors." "These lights come in two flavors, big red ones and small...FULL DEFINITION