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brutal

adjective

  • extremely horrendous, embarrassing or harsh. (Not slang, coming to English from Medieval Latin.)
    It was brutal when Stanford got knocked out of the Final Four.
    Dude, that was a brutal way to break up with your girlfriend!

    Last edited on Jan 23 2012. Submitted by Alli Henry from Palo Alto, CA, USA on Apr 18 1998.

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brute force

adjective

  • non-elegant, in a way that solves a problem using the sheer amount of computer processing available, rather than finding (or inventing) a smarter technique.
    I was tired of reading CRLS, so I wrote a quick-and-dirty brute force algorithm.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

verb - transitive

  • to solve a problem in the adjective sense described above.
    I was tired of reading CRLS, so I just brute-forced it.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 04 2011.

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bruty

adjective

  • "brutal".
    It was bruty when Stanford got knocked out of the Final Four.
    Dude, that was a bruty way to break up with your girlfriend!

    Last edited on Jan 23 2012. Submitted by Alli Henry from Palo Alto, CA, USA on Apr 18 1998.

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BSOD

noun

  • acronym for "blue screen of death." An error screen shown in Microsoft Windows and other products.
    I don't know what's wrong with my computer, but I've been getting BOSDs nearly every day.

    Last edited on Nov 08 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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