- (computing) A collection of (usually) organized information in a regular structure, usually but not necessarily in a machine-readable format accessed by a computer.
- I have a of all my contacts in my filoFAX.
- (computing) A software program for storing, retrieving and manipulating a database(1).
- Which do you use, MySql? or Access?
- (computing) A combination of (1) and (2).
- any of many techniques in which data is retrieved, stored, classified, manipulated, transmitted and/or reported in such a way as to generate information; especially such processing using computers
- a file of related records on a computer-readable medium such as disk, especially one on a mainframe computer; a dataset
- (telecommunications) a modem
- (mathematics) in statistics, a set of data to be analyzed
- A person who decodes secret messages
- A device that decodes a scrambled electronic signal e.g. of a satellite television signal
- The restoration to atmospheric pressure of a person who has spent time under higher pressure (such as a diver)
- (medicine) The relief of pressure on a body part by surgery
- The condition of failing to meet an obligation.
- You may cure this default by paying the full amount within a week.
- A loss incurred by failing to compete.
- The team's three losses include one default.
- (computing) A value used when none has been given. Often used attributively, e.g., default value.
- If you don't specify a number of items, the default is 1.
- To fail to meet an obligation.
- You were required to make a payment on the first of the month. You have defaulted.
- To lose a competition by failing to compete.
- If you refuse to wear a proper uniform, you will not be allowed to compete and will default this match.
- (computing) To assume a value when none was given.
- If you don't specify a number of items, it defaults to 1.
- A measure of the amount of matter contained by a given volume.
- The ratio of the number particles or total amount of such a quantity as energy or momentum, carried by or contained in a volume , to that volume.
- (computing) the name of a category of data in an information storage and retrieval system
- (librarianship) a word that describes the subject of an article or book
- The top surface of a desk.
- (computing) A desktop computer.
- (computing) The on-screen background containing icons and windows embedded in wallpaper.
- designed, Designed for use on a desk or similar piece of furniture.
- (computing) Of an application, converted to be carried out on a personal computer.
noun (-, sg=desktop publishing)
- The use of page layout software on a desktop computer to produce publishable documents.
- (computing) (of a connection to a network, especially to the Internet) that requires a telephone number to be dialed
- Having to do with digits (fingers or toes); performed with a finger.
- Property of representing values as discrete numbers rather than a continuous spectrum.
- digital computer, digital clock
- Of or relating to computers or the Computer Age.
verb (digitiz, ing)
- To represent something (such as an image or sound) as a structured sequence of binary digits
- A thin, flat, circular plate or similar object.
- A coin is a of metal.
- (figurative) Something resembling a disk.
- Venus' cut off light from the Sun.
- (dated) A vinyl phonograph / gramophone record.
- Turn the over, after it has finished.
- (computing) A floppy disk - removable magnetic medium or a hard disk - fixed, persistent digital storage.
- He still uses floppy disks from 1979.
- (computing, nonstandard) A disc - either a CD-ROM, an audio CD, a DVD or similar removable storage medium.
- She burned some disks yesterday to back up her computer.
- (computing) A small, flexible, magnetic disk for storage and retrieval of data.
- A show or spectacle.
- (computing): An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.
- (transitive): To show conspicuously.
- Doctor of Musical Arts
- Direct Marketing Association
- Designated Market Area
- Something transposed from a thought to a document; the written account of an idea.
- (context, Computing): Documents that explain the operation of a particular software program.
- (computing) A hardware device utilized by a specific application for purposes of copy protection.
- (by extension) Any short wired connector (such as a network or USB adapter) typically used with a laptop computer.
- (computing) The action of pushing the button on a mouse twice in quick succession in order to perform a task or open a file.
- (computing) To push the button on a mouse twice in quick succession in order to perform a task or open a file.
- A file transfer to the local computer, especially one in progress.
- The took longer than I expected.
- A file that has been, or will be transferred in this way.
- I got the but it wouldn't work on my computer.
- (transitive)To transfer (computer data, especially as one or more file, files) from a remote computer (server) to a local computer, usually via a network.
- You can a trial version of the program for thirty days to determine whether you want to purchase the full version.
- (context, transitive, nonstandard) upload; to copy a file from a local computer to a remote computer via a network
- (context, transitive, nonstandard) to transfer a file to or from removable media
- I needed to photos to a CD-ROM
- Director of Photography
- displaced person, an obsolete term for a refugee
- Sexual slang for double penetration
- Dots Per Inch
- a person who has a license to legally drive a motorized vehicle, such as a car or a bus
- a person who drives some other vehicle
- (computing) a special program that acts as an interface between the application program and the computer hardware. Drivers are written specifically for the hardware device they control.
- Any hollow, cylindrical object.
- In particular, a percussive instrument spanned with a thin covering on at least one end for strike, striking, forming an acoustic chamber, affecting what materials are used to make it.
- In particular, a barrel or large cylindrical container for liquid transport and storage.
verb (drum, m, ed)
- The restaurant ordered ketchup in 50-gallon drums.
- (intransitive) (music) To beat a drum.
- (intransitive) To knock successively and playfully.
- Drumming one"s fingers on a table is often an expression of impatience or annoyance.
- (transitive) To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.
- He"s still trying to Spanish verb conjugations into my head.
adjective (dumber, dumbest)
- To silence.
- 1911 Lindsay Swift William Lloyd Garrison p. 272
- :The paralysis of the Northern conscience, the dumbing of the Northern voice, were coming to an end.
- To make stupid.
- 2003 Angela Calabrese Barton Teaching Science for Social Justice p. 124
- :"I think she's dumbing us down, so we won't be smarter than her.
- To represent as stupid.
- 2004 Stephen Oppenheimer The Real Eve: Modern Man's Journey Out of Africa p. 107
- :Bad-mouthing Neanderthals ... is symptomatic of a need to exclude and even demonize .... I suggest that the unproven dumbing of the Neanderthals is an example of the same cultural preconception ....
- To reduce the intellectual demands of.
- 2002 Deborah Meier In Schools We Trust: Creating Communities of Learning in an Era of Testing p. 126
- :The ensuing storm caused the department to lower the bar " amid protests that this was dumbing the test down " so that only 80 percent of urban kids would fail. ...
- Unable to speak; lacking power of speech.
- His younger brother was born , and communicated with a self-taught kind of sign language.
- (context, informal, pejorative) Describing something, especially a person, that is extremely stupid.
- You oaf, you can't fix an engine by hitting it with a hammer!
- (informal) Describing something unintellectual.
- Harry had the , brainless job of moving boxes from one conveyor belt to another.
- (figurative) pointless, Pointless, or serving to create more problems than it solves.
- This is ! We're just driving in circles! We ought to have asked for directions an hour ago!
- A place where waste or garbage is left; a ground or place for
- Verb, dumping ashes, refuse, etc.
- A toxic waste .
- A car or boat for dumping refuse, etc.
- That which is
- Verb, dumped, especially in a chaotic way; a mess.
- (computing) An act of
- Verb, dumping, or its result.
(obsolete) (Australia) A small coin made by punching a hole in a larger coin.
- The new XML is coming soon.
- A storage place for supplies, especially military.
- An unpleasant, dirty or disreputable place.
- (vulgar) An act of defecation.
- To take a .
- A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor (usually plural).
- March slowly on in solemn . --Hudibras.
- Doleful dumps the mind oppress. --(Shak.)
- I was musing in the midst of my dumps. --Bunyan.
- Absence of mind; revery.
- (mining) A pile of ore or rock.
- (obsolete) A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune.
- Tune a deploring .
- Play me some merry . --(Shak.)
- (obsolete) An old kind of dance.
- (transitive) To release, especially in large quantities and chaotic manner.
- (transitive) To discard; to get rid of something one does not want anymore.
- (transitive) (computing) To copy data from a system to another place or system, usually in order to archive it.
- (transitive) (informal) To end a relationship with.
- (transitive) To knock heavily; to stump.
- (transitive) To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.
- A characteristic or manner of an interaction; a behavior.
- Watch the between the husband and wife when they disagree.
- The study of fluid dynamics quantifies turbulent and laminar flows.
- (music) The varying loudness or volume of a song or the markings that indicate the loudness.
- If you pay attention to the dynamics as you play, it's a very moving piece.
- (music) A symbol in a musical score that indicates the desired level of volume.
- changeable, Changeable; active; in motion.
- The environment is , changing with the years and the seasons.
- He was a and engaging speaker.
- powerful, Powerful
- Able to change and to adapt (also in computing)
- (music) Having to do with the volume of sound.
- The marking in bar 40 is forte.