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language Tweet Definition of language Like Definition of language on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) The expression of an understanding — see "Language is Understanding"
  2. (countable) A system of communication using the spoken word or using symbols that represent words or sounds.
the English
  1. (uncountable) The ability to communicate using words.
the gift of
  1. (context, countable, or, uncountable) A nonverbal system of communication.
  1. (context, computing, countable) A computer language.
  2. (uncountable) The vocabulary used in a particular specialist field.
  1. (uncountable) The particular words used in speech or a passage of text.
The he used to talk to me was obscene.
The used in the law does not permit any other interpretation.
laptop Tweet Definition of laptop Like Definition of laptop on Facebook
  1. (computing) a laptop computer
latency Tweet Definition of latency Like Definition of latency on Facebook
noun (latenc, ies)
  1. A delay, a period between the initiation of something and the occurrence.
learn Tweet Definition of learn Like Definition of learn on Facebook
verb (learns, learning, learned or learnt)
  1. To acquire, or attempt to acquire knowledge or an ability to do something.
  2. To attend a course or other educational activity.
    • 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
    • : For, as he took delight to introduce me, I took delight to learn.
      1. To make use of a bad experience.
      2. To improve, maybe used in an order.
      Learn how to do it better!
      1. To be studying to take a driving test etc, or to do a driving test etc.
      2. To come to know; to become informed of; to find out.
      He just learned that he will be sacked.
letter-quality Tweet Definition of letter-quality Like Definition of letter-quality on Facebook
  1. Good enough to be sent as a letter, a term used to describe the niceness of a printed text. Now somewhat obsolete due to advances in printer technology, a legacy of a time many printers offered a choice of faster draft-quality and a better appearing letter-quality.
library Tweet Definition of library Like Definition of library on Facebook
noun (libraries)
  1. An institution which holds books and/or other forms of stored information for use by certain people. It is usual, but not a defining feature of a library, for it to be housed in rooms of a building, to lend items of its collection to members either with or without payment, and to provide various other services for its community of users.
  2. A collection of books or other forms of stored information. An individual may refer to his collection of books and other items as his library.
  3. record library
  4. (computer science) A collection of subprograms used to develop software.
LISP Tweet Definition of LISP Like Definition of LISP on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (computing) A computer language named for the term LISt Programming language.
list Tweet Definition of list Like Definition of list on Facebook
  1. A strip of fabric, especially from the edge of a piece of cloth.
  2. Material used for cloth selvage.
  • 1893: The charwomen are in the habit of taking off their boots at the commissionaire's office, and putting on slippers. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Naval Treaty" (Norton 2005, p.681)
    1. (in plural) The palisades or barriers used to fence off a space for tilting or jousting tournaments.
  • 1819: William de Wyvil, and Stephen de Martival, ... armed at all points, rode up and down the lists to enforce and preserve good order among the spectators. " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
  • verb 
    1. To create or recite a list.
    location Tweet Definition of location Like Definition of location on Facebook
    1. A particular place in physical space.
    log Tweet Definition of log Like Definition of log on Facebook
    1. The trunk of a dead tree.
    They walked across the stream on a fallen .
    1. A logbook, or journal; a record.
      • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
      • : The captain sat down to his , and here is the beginning of the entry:...
        1. (surfing slang) longboard.
        I know he hadn"t surfed on a much in his childhood — Neal Miyake 1999
        1. A rolled cake with filling. A Swiss roll.
    verb (log, g, ing)
    1. To cut down trees.
    2. To make an entry in a log.
    logic Tweet Definition of logic Like Definition of logic on Facebook
    1. (uncountable) A method of human thought that involves thinking in a linear, step-by-step manner about how a problem can be solved. Logic is the basis of many principles including the scientific method.
    Logic is the art of the necessary consequence, and, as such, is very dependent on initial conditions. --Richard L Kempe
    1. (uncountable) (mathematics) The mathematical study of relationships between rigorously defined concepts and of proof of statements.
    2. (countable) (mathematics) A formal or informal language together with a deductive system or a model theory, model-theoretic semantics.
    3. (uncountable) Any system of thought, whether rigorous and productive or not, especially one associated with a particular person.
    politician, Politicians and philosophers tend to use a flawed , with the premise that whatever they want to prove is true.
    It's hard to work out his system of .
    1. (uncountable) The part of an electronic system that performs the boolean logic operations, short for logic gates or logic circuit.
    Fred is designing the for the new controller.
    Logo Tweet Definition of Logo Like Definition of Logo on Facebook
    proper noun (wikipedia, Logo programming language)
    1. (computing) a programming language that uses turtle graphics to teach children the elements of programming
    loop Tweet Definition of loop Like Definition of loop on Facebook
    1. A length of thread, line or rope that is doubled over to make an opening; the opening so formed
    2. A shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself.
    3. An endless strip of tape or film allowing continuous repetition.
    4. A complete circuit for an electric current.
    5. (computing) A programmed sequence of instructions that is repeated until or while a particular condition is satisfied.
    6. (graph theory) A pair of repeated nodes of an oriented graph represented as an arrow with coinciding endpoints.
    7. A loop-shaped intrauterine device
    8. a maneuver in which an aircraft flies a circular path in a vertical plane

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