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  • syntactic sugar
    [coined by Peter Landin] n. Features added to a language or other formalism to make it `sweeter' for humans, that do not affect the... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    crank


    [from automotive slang] vt. Verb used to describe the performance of a machine, especially sustained performance. "This box cranks (or, cranks at) about 6 megaflops, with a burst mode of twice that on vectorized operations."