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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: "I am not a quantum physicist".
Definitions include: acronym for "on my God, what the fuck."
Definitions include: temporary storage space used then moving or reconfiguring a room.
Definitions include: acronym for "I don't give a fuck."
Definitions include: "you".
Definitions include: "thanks".
Definitions include: the place where all deleted, lost, or misdirected data goes to.
Definitions include: acronym for "First World problem" or "First World problems".
Definitions include: software still under copyright, but which is no longer distributed, sold, or supported.
Definitions include: a form of shareware where, in lieu of the "registration" fee, the author asks that users donate to a charity.
Definitions include: acronym for "fuck my life."
Definitions include: a person who has problems using modern technology.
Definitions include: a computer program that single-handedly or near single-handedly makes a computing platform popular.
Definitions include: acronym for "hot like wasabi", i.e. of an Asian female, attractive.
Definitions include: acronym for "I think I'm going [to] be sick" or "I think I'm gonna be sick".

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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 need to urinate.
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.

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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