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Browsing page 7 of words meaning computer slang (592 words total)

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beta

adjective

  • a pre-release product that is released for testing.
    They call all of its products beta in order to deflect criticism.
    We have a few products in beta at the moment.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • characterized by a lack of "manliness," confidence, or bravado. The opposite of alpha.

    Last edited on Apr 18 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 02 2011.

noun - uncountable

  • marijuana.
    Here's some grade A beta.
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Apr 18 2014. Submitted by Brendan on Dec 06 2002.

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big iron

  • a Harley Davidson motorcycle. "Big" is in reference to their size and "iron" to their originality as a "tractor" type motorcycle. Term was used especially when lightweight Japanese motorcycles first appeared.

    Last edited on Mar 28 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 26 2013.

noun - uncountable

  • mainframe or mainframes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Citation from Complete Idiot's Guide to A Career in Computer Programming, Jesse Liberty, 1999 censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 29 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 29 2011.

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Big Room, the

noun - uncountable

origin

  • According to the stereotype, computer aficionados are loath to go outside. When someone mentions the outdoors, a computing fan may respond with, "What's that?" Answers vary depending on the time of day. For example:

    "Oh, it's the big room with the blue ceiling with that really bright light."

    "Oh, it's the big room with the black ceiling with all those tiny little lights."

    Also see The Big Blue Room.

    Last edited on Nov 12 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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