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Browsing page 13 of words meaning computers, electronics, technology (630 words total)

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clobber

verb - transitive

  • to strike a heavy blow.
    His car got clobbered by a freight train.
                                                                      

    Citation from "Sally Teel", Sons of Tucson (TV, 2010), Season 1 Episode 12 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Aug 02 2010. Submitted by Daniel D. on Oct 28 2003.

  • in computing: to overwrite data, usually unintentionally.
    I walked off the end of the array and clobbered the stack.
                                                                                                                            

    Citation from Common LISPcraft (book), Robert Wilensky, 1986 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

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

  • to defeat.
    The Bears clobbered the Cardinal.

    Last edited on Jan 05 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 02 2009.

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code smell

noun

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considered harmful

adjective

  • phrasing used to espouse the belief that something is (or should be) considered a bad idea. Used in tech circles, the expression is a nod to Edsger W. Dijkstra's March 1968 note in Communications of the ACM called: Goto Statement Considered Harmful.
    Getting wasted considered harmful.
    "Getting wasted considered harmful" considered harmful.

    Last edited on Nov 05 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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