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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: "Oh my God."
Definitions include: a piece of non-functioning or outdated equipment that is inexplicably kept on premises - perhaps to serve as a doorstop.
Definitions include: broken; ruined.
Definitions include: one-off solutions that deal with some special case, rather than a more all-encompassing solution.
Definitions include: a type of shareware that interrupts use of the software to display a message asking the user to "register" the software (i.e. pay for it.)
Definitions include: acronym for "problem exists between chair and keyboard".
Definitions include: acronym for "best friend(s) forever".
Definitions include: From "bandwidth" as a measure of the rate of data transfer ("throughput") that a digital medium can handle.
Definitions include: An annoying fool; idiot. (Used extensively on IRC).
Definitions include: a person proficient in technology.
Definitions include: "to be honest".
Definitions include: of an ongoing task, performed slowly over time, when nothing is claiming one's immediate attention.
Definitions include: "ask me anything".
Definitions include: acronym for "let me know".
Definitions include: "I love you".

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Other terms relating to 'for':

Definitions include: taking a passive role.
Definitions include: --
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: 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: 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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