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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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Definitions include: to hack, with the result being something quickly and sloppily created, or modified to solve a particular problem.
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Definitions include: used at the end of text-based communication to indicate that the content was sarcastic.
Definitions include: a "syndrome" involving a company's hesitance or refusal to use any idea or product it didn't invent or create.
Definitions include: acronym for "go fuck yourself".
Definitions include: the level to which something is bogus.
Definitions include: "later gator".
Definitions include: to deal with urgent problems (usually at work.)
Definitions include: a programming language with strict, static typing.
Definitions include: acronym for "way TMI", i.e. "way too much information".
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "okay".
Definitions include: to click a link on the web and be taken to a site other than the one anticipated.
Definitions include: features added to something to make it nicer, but which don't affect the core functionality.

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Other terms relating to 'for':

Definitions include: taking a passive role.
Definitions include: return on one's money spent.
Definitions include: to be homosexual.
Definitions include: acronym for "best friend(s) for life".
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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.
Definitions include: to perform varicose vein surgery.

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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