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    n. Often adduced as the reason or motivation for expending effort toward a seemingly useless goal, the point being that the accomplished goal is... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: special-case 

    special-case


    vt. To write unique code to handle input to or situations arising in program that are somehow distinguished from normal processing. This would be used for processing of mode switches or interrupt characters in an interactive interface (as opposed, say, to text entry or normal commands), or for processing of hidden flags in the input of a batch program or filter.