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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 'computer slang':

Definitions include: a "mode" activated by typing in all capital letters.
Definitions include: a videogame that requires mashing buttons to play, rather than finesse.
Definitions include: An annoying fool; idiot. (Used extensively on IRC).
Definitions include: acronym for "hit me up".
Definitions include: "ta-ta for now", i.e. "goodbye for now."
Definitions include: to some time that is not the present time, and/or some place that is not the present location.
Definitions include: a free e-mail address one uses for unimportant web signups, with the expectation that the e-mail address will receive lots of spam.
Definitions include: to overwhelm a web site with massive amounts of traffic due to Slashdot linking to it.
Definitions include: acronym for "oh my fucking god."
Definitions include: under the influence of drugs, often LSD ("acid").
Definitions include: "okay, thanks, 'bye".
Definitions include: "disconnect".
Definitions include: on a social networking website, to remove someone from one's list of friends.
Definitions include: acronym for "hot like wasabi", i.e. of an Asian female, attractive.
Definitions include: "except for".

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Other terms relating to 'for':

Definitions include: taking a passive role.
Definitions include: attracted to young males.
Definitions include: return on one's money spent.
Definitions include: to be homosexual.
Definitions include: acronym for "best friend(s) for life".
Definitions include: a phrase used in reference to someone under the influence of opiates who keeps nodding off with their mouth open, as it resembles performing fellatio.
Definitions include: so compatible that even the known bugs of product A were replicated in the "bug-for-bug compatible" product B.
Definitions include: British expression meaning that the speaker doesn't want to do something.
Definitions include: to be excited about.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to vomit (noisily).
Definitions include: the person is going to be in trouble.
Definitions include: crazy.
Definitions include: fat.
Definitions include: able to handle or tolerate.

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".
Definitions include: not in a relationship.
Definitions include: to not wear underwear.
Definitions include: going out to acquire free items that other people are giving away.
Definitions include: noun.
Definitions include: a group member who piggybacks on the others, gets away clean without doing any work.
Definitions include: to rap without preparation.
Definitions include: of a female, to display one or more nipples in a public location.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: "Freeware" was originally the trademark of "PC-Talk" author Andrew Fluegelman.
Definitions include: to escape the consequences of one's actions.
Definitions include: acronym for "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch".

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