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  • ABEND
    [ABnormal END] /ah'bend/, /*-bend'/ n. Abnormal termination (of software); {crash}; {lossage}. Derives from an error message on the IBM 360; used jokingly by... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: Easter egging 

    Easter egging


    [IBM] n. The act of replacing unrelated parts more or less at random in hopes that a malfunction will go away. Hackers consider this the normal operating mode of field circus techs and do not love them for it. Compare shotgun debugging.