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  • salt substrate
    [MIT] n. Collective noun used to refer to potato chips, pretzels, saltines, or any other form of snack food designed primarily as a carrier... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • frotzed
    /frotst/ adj. {down} because of hardware problems. Compare {fried}. A machine that is merely frotzed may be fixable without replacing parts, but...FULL DEFINITION

  • crunch
    1. vi. To process, usually in a time-consuming or complicated way. Connotes an essentially trivial operation that is nonetheless painful to perform. ...FULL DEFINITION

  • lion food
    [IBM] n. Middle management or HQ staff (by extension, administrative drones in general). From an old joke about two lions who, escaping from...FULL DEFINITION

  • freeware
    n. Free software, often written by enthusiasts and distributed by users' groups, or via electronic mail, local bulletin boards, {USENET}, or other electronic media....FULL DEFINITION

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  • mudhead
    n. Commonly used to refer to a {MUD} player who eats, sleeps, and breathes MUD. Mudheads have been known to fail their degrees,...FULL DEFINITION

  • jaggies
    /jag'eez/ n. The `stairstep' effect observable when an edge (esp. a linear edge of very shallow or steep slope) is rendered on a pixel...FULL DEFINITION

  • sniff
    v.,n. Synonym for {poll}.

  • ASCII art
    n. The fine art of drawing diagrams using the ASCII character set (mainly `|', `-', `/', `\', and `+'). Also known as `character...FULL DEFINITION