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Definition of for free

for free

adverb

  • said of functionality in computing, created without cost (or with very little cost) from existing functionality.
    Since we use SQLite as the backing store, we get full SQL support for free.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'free':

Definitions include: "drug and disease free", i.e. not a drug user and without sexually transmitted diseases.
Definitions include: "free to play".
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