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Definition of under the hood

under the hood

adjective

  • a metaphorical area that contains the underlying implementation of something - e.g. a piece of hardware, a piece of software, an idea, etc.
    Let's now look under the hood to see how the software goes about transmitting data so quickly.
    To understand how it really works we need to look under the hood.
    Does your excursion call for more power than the 173-horsepower four-cylinder under the hood?

    Last edited on Apr 17 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • inside the chassis of a piece of equipment, such as a computer.
    Under the hood, this baby has quad-core AMD Phenom!

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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  • By reference to looking under the hood (aka "bonnet") of a motor vehicle to inspect its engine, transmission, etc.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: not ready for widespread use, viewing, distribution, consumption, etc.
Definitions include: acronym for "be back later".
Definitions include: software that is free to share with others and is - at least initially - free to use.
Definitions include: to be under the influence of drugs.
Definitions include: acronym for "not safe for life".
Definitions include: "hate".
Definitions include: acronym for "thank you very much".
Definitions include: to use a search engine to get information about a current or past love interest.
Definitions include: pejorative name for Microsoft Windows.
Definitions include: acronym for "laughing my rear off" or "laughing my rump off".
Definitions include: to send a short message to someone or call them briefly, often to enquire about their availability.
Definitions include: acronym for "kiss my teeth".
Definitions include: a website with little or no content, consisting of mostly (or entirely) links to other websites.
Definitions include: variant of "LOL" (i.e. "laugh out loud".)
Definitions include: acronym for "I want to fall in love".

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Other terms relating to 'hood':

Definitions include: a shortened term for "Glendale".
Definitions include: shortened form of "neighborhood."
Definitions include: a hood rat, especially a male hood rat.
Definitions include: Having an uncircumcised penis.
Definitions include: clitoris.
Definitions include: skanky, ghetto looking female who always hangs with groups of guys.
Definitions include: stuff that a hood rat would do.
Definitions include: when you are living in the hood, and you got like a HUD house, and you got a Benz outside.

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: having an opinion or belief prior to it becoming common or popular.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: meaning caring about everything.

Other terms relating to 'under':

Definitions include: Australia.
Definitions include: to be able to drink more alcohol than another.
Definitions include: "from under".
Definitions include: to become hot under the collar (i.e. angry.)
Definitions include: to annoy.
Definitions include: to get plastic surgery.
Definitions include: angry.
Definitions include: to give in to pressure.
Definitions include: diarrhea, most often explosive
Definitions include: dead and buried.
Definitions include: to overwhelm.
Definitions include: to become a mentor to a person.
Definitions include: to sacrifice another person for personal gain.
Definitions include: underpants
Definitions include: as one of one's prior accomplishments.

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