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Definition of special-case it

special-case

verb - transitive

  • in computing, to solve a problem or a bug by detecting for and addressing the specific circumstances that lead to it, rather than writing a more general solution.
    We're so close to shipping the software that I'm going to have to special-case this bug.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 15 2011.

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Definitions include: a hypothetical disease that causes programs to run more poorly over time and causes documents to become corrupted.
Definitions include: "give a fuck".

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Other terms relating to 'case':

Definitions include: an inconsolable person.
Definitions include: to begin a word with a capital letter and have one or more capital letters within the word, e.g. MicroSoft.
Definitions include: one's business.
Definitions include: farting loudly.
Definitions include: general malaise felt on the first day back to work after the weekend.
Definitions include: angry, pissed off
Definitions include: stupidity.
Definitions include: a twenty-five cent coin.
Definitions include: a person for whom one performs an action purely to be a nice person.
Definitions include: to solve a problem.
Definitions include: to have an uncontrollable and messy case of diarrhea.
Definitions include: angry or upset
Definitions include: a crazy person.
Definitions include: a crazy person.
Definitions include: to criticize or pester.

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Definitions include: retarded, or simply unintelligent.
Definitions include: Ketamine.
Definitions include: anything unique to a business, product, etc.
Definitions include: "special operations".

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