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  • second-system effect
    n. (sometimes, more euphoniously, `second-system syndrome') When one is designing the successor to a relatively small, elegant, and successful system, there is a ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: brain-dead 

    brain-dead


    adj. Brain-damaged in the extreme. It tends to imply terminal design failure rather than malfunction or simple stupidity. "This comm program doesn't know how to send a break --- how brain-dead!"