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  • broket
    /broh'k*t/ or /broh'ket`/ [by analogy with `bracket' a `broken bracket'] n. Either of the characters `<' and `>', when used as paired enclosing delimiters.... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: provocative maintenance 

    provocative maintenance


    [common ironic mutation of `preventive maintenance'] n. Actions performed upon a machine at regularly scheduled intervals to ensure that the system remains in a usable state. So called because it is all too often performed by a field servoid who doesn't know what he is doing; this results in the machine's remaining in an *un*usable state for an indeterminate amount of time. See also scratch monkey.