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Browsing page 41 of words meaning computer slang (563 words total)

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P

punt

verb

  • To make a mistake or fail, esp. when playing a game.

    I totally punted that last play.

    Last edited on Feb 16 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Feb 16 2015.

verb - ambitransitive

  • to delay solving a problem or implementing a feature until later.
    There's not enough time to fix this bug before we release. We'll have to punt it to the next version.
    We may have to punt fixing the baby's crib until tomorrow due to circumstances beyond our control.

    Last edited on May 12 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • to hand off responsibility for fulfilling a work-item to another person, group, portion of a computer system, etc.
    We're not going to get that kind of low-level application compatibility support right now, so we'll have to punt to the runtime system.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

verb - transitive

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Q

quote chapter and verse

verb

  • to cite a relevant excerpt from some text.
    If you have any questions, talk to Stan. He can quote from the documentation chapter and verse.

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

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R

rathole

noun

  • a subject that has been known to use up a significant amount of discussion time, without participants coming to a consensus.

    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Apr 25 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • a dilapidated place.
    This bar is a rathole.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 27 2009.

verb - intransitive

  • during a discussion about a particular topic, to focus on an unimportant detail.
    We've been ratholing on what to call it for half an hour. Let's focus on what we're actually going to be making.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 27 2009.

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