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Browsing page 19 of words meaning computers, electronics, technology (621 words total)

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fat-finger

noun

  • an instance of fat-fingering.
                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from ""Fat finger" role in selloff likely a myth", Reuters, Dan Wilchins, May 7 2010 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 08 2010.

verb - transitive

  • to accidentally press a button or key adjacent to the desired one, e.g. while typing on a keyboard or entering a phone number. This happens more frequently as the button or key size is reduced, e.g. on cell phones.
    Whoops, I just fat-fingered his phone number.

    Last edited on Apr 11 2016. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Sep 28 2009.

  • to do mind-numbing data entry or to simply short-circuit a programmatic fix by entering values manually directly into a data store.
    I fat-fingered those missing account numbers into the A/R batch.
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Jun 24 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 24 2016.

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fencepost error

noun

  • a particular class of "off-by-one" errors in which the intuitive answer is incorrect. The following problem illustrates the error:

    "How many posts are required to build a 100 foot long fence with posts 10 feet apart?"

    The intuitive answer - 10 - is incorrect. (11 posts are required.)

    Last edited on Nov 08 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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firefight

verb - intransitive

  • to deal with urgent problems (usually at work.)
    I've been firefighting all morning, so I haven't had time to update the client's account information.

    Last edited on Nov 08 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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flame bait

noun - uncountable

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