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edit Tweet Definition of edit Like Definition of edit on Facebook
  1. A change to the text of a document.
  1. To change a text, or a document
EDP Tweet Definition of EDP Like Definition of EDP on Facebook
  1. (computing) electronic data processing
electronic Tweet Definition of electronic Like Definition of electronic on Facebook
  1. (context, physics, chemistry): Of or pertaining to an electron or electrons.
  2. Operating on the physical behavior of electrons, especially in semiconductors.
  3. Generated by an electronic (2) device (electronic music).
Em Tweet Definition of Em Like Definition of Em on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Shortening of the given name Emily.
Auntie , Auntie ...
  1. exametre, exameter
e-mail Tweet Definition of e-mail Like Definition of e-mail on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) A system for transferring messages from one computer to another, usually via a network.
He sent me his details via .
The advent of has simultaneously brought our society closer together and farther apart.
  1. (countable; see Usage notes below) An e-mail message.
I am searching through my old e-mails.
He sent me several e-mails last week to that effect.
  1. (uncountable; see Usage notes below) A quantity of e-mail messages.
I am searching through my old .
My inbox used to only allow 50 MB of at a time until last year, when they upgraded it to 2 GBs!
verb to e-mail
  1. To compose and send an e-mail
emoticon Tweet Definition of emoticon Like Definition of emoticon on Facebook
  1. A graphical representation, either in the form of an image or made up of ASCII characters, of a particular emotion of the writer.
end user Tweet Definition of end user Like Definition of end user on Facebook
  1. The final consumer of a product; the intended recipient or user.
enter Tweet Definition of enter Like Definition of enter on Facebook
  1. (computing) The "Enter" key on a computer keyboard.
  2. (computing) A stroke on that key.
  1. To go into (a room, etc.)
  2. (transitive) To type (something) into a computer.
Environment Tweet Definition of Environment Like Definition of Environment on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (computing) The set of variables and their values in a namespace that an operating system associates with a process.
EOF Tweet Definition of EOF Like Definition of EOF on Facebook
  1. (context, Computing): end of file
  2. (context, Computing): Enterprise Objects Framework
escape Tweet Definition of escape Like Definition of escape on Facebook
  1. The act of leaving a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
The prisoners made their escape by digging a tunnel
  1. A key on most modern computer keyboards, sometimes abbreviated Esc, and typically programmed to cancel some current operation.
  2. (programming) The ASCII character represented by 27 (decimal) or 1B (hexadecimal.)
You forgot to insert an in the datastream.
  1. (context, snooker) A sucessful shot from a snooker position.
verb (escap, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To get free, to free oneself.
The prisoners escaped by jumping over a wall.
  1. (transitive) To avoid (any unpleasant person or thing); to elude, get away from.
He only got a fine and so escaped going to jail.
The children climbed out of the window to the fire.
  1. (intransitive) To avoid capture; to get away with something, avoid punishment.
Luckily, I escaped with only a fine.
  1. (transitive) To elude observation or notice; to not be seen or remembered by.
The name of the hotel escapes me at present.
  1. (computing) To prefix a character with a special character (depending on context) to allow a character to pass through without special meaning.
When using the "bash" shell, you can the ampersand character with a backslash.
In your monobook.js file, you can the apostrophe character with a backslash.
Brion escaped the double quote character on Windows by adding a second double quote within the literal.
  1. (computing) to halt a program or command by pressing a key (such as the Esc key) or combination of keys
Ethernet Tweet Definition of Ethernet Like Definition of Ethernet on Facebook
  1. A set of network cabling and network access (CSMA/CD) protocol standards for bus topology computer networks invented by Xerox but now controlled by the 802.3 subcommittee of the IEEE.
  2. A computer network which complies with such set of standards.
execute Tweet Definition of execute Like Definition of execute on Facebook
verb (execut, ing)
  1. To kill as punishment for capital crimes.
    In Turkey, drug smugglers are often executed.
  2. To start a defined process and run it to completion.
    Your orders have been executed, Sir!
  3. To start a defined process, without regard to whether it runs to completion or not.
    I'll execute your orders as soon as this meeting is adjourned.
  4. To start, launch or run software.
  5. To sign or otherwise cause a document (especially a contract
  6. Noun, contract) to become legally valid.
execution Tweet Definition of execution Like Definition of execution on Facebook
  1. The act or manner of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances) or the state of being executed (accomplished.)
The battle plan was risky but its was near perfect and thus ultimately succeeded.
  1. The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty.
  2. (rfd-redundant, unless def
  1. 1 was meant to be redundant with
  2. 2 (not anymore)) The manner or style of a performance etc.
  3. The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
  4. (rfd-redundant) (legal) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
  5. (computing) The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer.
The entire machine slowed down during the of the virus checker.
Whenever the matrix inversion function executed the program crashed.
expression Tweet Definition of expression Like Definition of expression on Facebook
  1. A particular way of phrase, phrasing an idea.
  2. A colloquialism or idiom.
The "break a leg!" should not be taken literally.
  1. A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.
  2. (math) A set of symbols denoting values and operations performed on them.
  3. (biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein.
  4. (context, programming) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.
  5. The process of expressing milk

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