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Definition of flame war

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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

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Definitions include: to work on a pre-existing problem, program, or piece of source code.
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Definitions include: something that is so exceptionally good or fun it could be as addictive as crack (i.e. crack cocaine).
Definitions include: nickname for the Intel Itanium family of processors.
Definitions include: acronym for "not safe for work".
Definitions include: a geek.
Definitions include: a general exclamation.
Definitions include: to hack, with the result being something quickly and sloppily created, or modified to solve a particular problem.
Definitions include: "hacker".

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Other terms relating to 'flame':

Definitions include: This definition is questionable and is pending deletion.
Definitions include: a post to a discussion forum that is intended to incite flames.
Definitions include: to be incredibly high from smoking marijuana.
Definitions include: a spectacular failure.
Definitions include: a homosexual male who flaunts his homosexuality so as to make a pro-gay statement and/or to shock heterosexuals.
Definitions include: a cigarette.
Definitions include: excessive; "over the top".
Definitions include: a past romantic partner.
Definitions include: to deal with large (piled up) work that an employee encounters, especially upon returning from extended absence (vacation, medical leave, etc.)

Other terms relating to 'war':

Definitions include: be something really big and bad.
Definitions include: to masturbate.
Definitions include: when suddenly you have to defecate and there's nowhere to do so, therefore, straining to not defecate in your pants.
Definitions include: a person that supports warfare as a valid way of settling political, economic, or even religious differences.
Definitions include: a true story of a difficult experience.

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