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Browsing page 52 of words meaning computers, electronics, technology (627 words total)

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splash screen

noun

  • a window that appears when a computer program is started, but before its main interface is displayed.
    This tool has this annoying splash screen that you have to stare at for 10 seconds before you can actually use it.

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

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spoiler

noun

  • something that reveals important plot elements or details from a work of fiction or non-fiction.
                                                                   

                                     

                                

                                                                                    

    Citation from "You've Got Male", Happy Endings (TV), Season 1 Episode 9 (2011) 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.

  • anything that ruins a person's pleasure of figuring out something unknown to them.
    Person A: You're getting a road bike for Christmas.

    Person B: WTF, man? Talk about a spoiler.

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

notes

  • Conscientious people are expected to announce a spoiler in advance, e.g. by including the word "spoiler" in the title of a post to a web-based forum, or verbally informing people nearby know that a conversation is going to include spoilers. This is called a "spoiler alert".
    Subject: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

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

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spyware

noun - uncountable

  • software that lets third parties monitor a user's activities and personal data. From "spy" + "software".
    Your computer is so full of spyware that you need to reinstall the OS.

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

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stand up

adjective

verb - transitive

  • to skip a pre-arranged meeting, especially a date.
    I got stood up last night.
    She stood me up!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Citation from "The Inner Circle", The Office (TV), Season 7 Episode 23 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jul 24 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 24 2001.

  • to install.
    I stood up that new server last night.
    Features: easily stood up.

    Last edited on Apr 07 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 07 2011.

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STFU

interjection

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