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- Critical assessment on information produced
After you hand in your essays, I will give both grades and .
- (systems) The signal that is looped back to control a system within itself.
- The high-pitched howling noise heard when there's a loop between a microphone and aspeaker.
verb (fil, ing)
- A collection of papers collated and archived together.
- In computers, an aggregation of data on a storage device.
- (transitive) To commit official papers to some office
- (transitive) To place in an archive in a logical place and order
- (transitive) To store a file (1) on a storage medium such as a disc or another computer.
noun or file name
- (computing): The name assigned to a collection of records (i.e. lines) within a filesystem.
- Something in-between hardware and software. Like software, it is created from source code, but it is closely tied to the hardware it runs on.
- Software for embedded computers.
verb (flag, g, ing)
- A piece of cloth, often decorated with an emblem, used as a visual signal or symbol.
- (context, nautical) A flag flown by a ship to show the presence on board of the admiral; the admiral himself, or his flagship.
- The use of a flag, especially to indicate the start of a race or other event.
- (context, computer science) A variable or memory location that stores a true-or-false, yes-or-no value, typically either recording the fact that a certain event has occurred or requesting that a certain optional action take place.
- (context, computer science) In a CLI, command line interface, a notation requesting optional behavior or otherwise modifying the action of the command being invoked.
- To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of
- (often with down) To signal to, especially to stop a passing vehicle etc.
Please a taxi down for me.
- (intransitive) To weaken, become feeble.
- ''His strength flagged toward the end of the race.
- (context, computing): To signal (an event).
The compiler flagged three errors.
- (context, computing): To set a program variable to true.
- Flag the debug option before running the program.
- Of or pertaining to an admiral, commodore, or general officer.
Captains park in the second row, officers next to the building. =
- (computing) A rewritable memory chip that retains its data without a power supply.
adjective (floppi, er)
- (computing) A floppy disk
- Limp, not hard, firm, or rigid; flexible.
- (computing) A removable disk used for storing digital data, measuring between 2 and 8 inches diagonally and storing between 80 kilobyte, KB and 240 megabyte, MB.
- A schematic representation of how the different stages in a process are interconnected.
- (computing) information placed in a line at the bottom of a page (compare foot
- noun, foot, 8)
- (in combination) something that is a stated number of feet in some dimension - such as a six-footer
- (context, mostly, UK, slang) football / soccer
- (Ireland) (slang) to meddle with or pass time without accomplishing anything meaningful.
- The impression of the foot; a trace or footmark; as, "Footprints of the Creator."
- Space required by a piece of equipment. Eg: This computer has a smaller footprint.
- (computer) Amount of hard drive space required for a program.
- (computer) The audit trail left by a crashed program
- Profession or lifestyle, as in...
He is following in his father's footprints.
- The surface space occupied by a structure
the footprint of a building.
- A company's geographic market presence. Eg. The store, which is slated to open next month, increases the company's footprint in the market to 14 locations.
- The layout of a document.
- (hence) The form of presentation of something.
verb (format, t, ing)
The radio station changed the of its evening program.
- (computing) A file type.
- To create or edit the layout of a document.
- Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.
- (computing) To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process.
- I lost weeks of work when I inadvertently formatted my hard drive.
- A high-level programming language developed in the 1950s for scientific, engineering and numerical computation.
- The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
verb (fram, ing)
- Now that the is complete, we can start on the walls.''
- The structure of a person's body.
- His starved flesh hung loosely on his once imposing .
- A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
- The painting was housed in a beautifully carved .
- A piece of photographic film containing an image.
- A film projector shows many frames in a single second.
- A context for understanding or interpretation.
- In this , it's easy to ask the question that the investigators missed.
- (snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
- (computing) An independent chunk of data sent over the wires of a network.
- (context, bowling) A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
- (philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
- (context, animation) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.
- (transitive) Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
- Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.
- (transitive) Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to add a decorative border.
- (transitive) To position visually within a fixed boundary.
- The director frames the fishing scene very well.
- (transitive) To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
- How would you your accomplishments?
- The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
- (transitive) Of a presumably innocent person, to cause to appear guilty.
- The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to her.
- (sport) A game which is of no consequence in terms of ranking, betting etc.
- (context, military, lang=en) Someone of the same side of a conflict.
- Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
- Inviting, characteristic of friendliness.
He gave a smile.
a Having an easy relationship with something, as in user-friendly etc.
b Without any relationship based on negativity, as in friendly competition.
- (military) Of or pertaining to friendlies (friendly noun sense 2, below).
- ''The soldier was killed by friendly fire, fire.
- In a friendly manner, like a friend.
- (internet) File Transfer Protocol; a common way to transfer files over the internet.
- To transfer data between computers using FTP.
- Failure to Pay
- (computing) Any of a set of keys on a personal computer or terminal keyboard used to activate a predefined or programmable function; often labelled F1 to F12, and used in combination with the shift key, alt key and control key
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