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noun 
  1. A small flap or strip of material attached to something, for holding, manipulation, identification, etc.
  2. (context, informal) A tablet, especially one containing illicit drugs.
  3. (context, British Army, slang) A fast march or run with full kit.
  4. (slang) A student of Cambridge University, derived from the Latin Cantabrigia (often shortened to Cantab.).
  5. Short for tablature (a way of writing guitar music).
verb (tabs, tabbing, tabbed)
  1. Mark with a tab.
  2. (computer) To use the tab key on a computer or typewriter to navigate the screen or page.
  3. Short for tabulate.
     
tabulate Tweet Definition of tabulate Like Definition of tabulate on Facebook
verb (tabulate, tabulates, tabulated, tabulating)
  1. Arrange in tabular form; arrange into a table
     
tag Tweet Definition of tag Like Definition of tag on Facebook
noun 
  1. A small label.
  2. A game played by two or more children in which one child (known as "it") attempts to catch one of the others, who then becomes "it".
  3. (also skin tag) An excrescence of skin.
  4. (also dung tag or dag) A dangling lock of sheep's wool, matted with dung.
  5. A type of cardboard.
  6. Graffiti in the form of a stylised signature particular to the person who makes the graffiti.
  7. (baseball) An instance of touching the runner with the ball or the ball in a gloved hand.
The was applied at second for the final out.
  1. (Chiefly US) a vehicle number plate.
  2. (computing) An element of HTML code which starts with "<...>" and ends "</...>".
<title> Hello </title> - title tag
     
talk Tweet Definition of talk Like Definition of talk on Facebook
noun 
  1. A conversation.
  2. What is being said about a subject of interest.
She is the of the day.
  1. A lecture.
verb 
  1. To communicate to someone else by means of voice.
  2. To communicate to someone else by means other than speech.
     
template Tweet Definition of template Like Definition of template on Facebook
noun 
  1. a model or pattern used for making multiple copies of a single object
     
terminal Tweet Definition of terminal Like Definition of terminal on Facebook
noun 
  1. A building in an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes.
  2. A rail station where service begins and ends; the end of the line. For example: Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
  3. In electronics, the end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus.
  4. An electric contact on a battery.
  5. In telecommunications, the apparatus to send and/or receive signals on a line, such as a telephone or network device.
  6. In the context of computer hardware, a device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and/or displaying data received, especially a device equipped with a keyboard and some sort of textual display.
  7. A computer program that emulates a terminal (6).
adjective 
  1. Fatal, resulting in death.
  2. Appearing at the end, top or apex of a physical object.
  3. Occurring at the end of a word, sentence, or period of time.
     
text editor Tweet Definition of text editor Like Definition of text editor on Facebook
noun 
  1. (computing) A program which allows a user to edit the contents of a text file, usually in an interactive way with immediate visual feedback. Compare word processor.
     
thimble Tweet Definition of thimble Like Definition of thimble on Facebook
noun 
  1. A pitted, now usually metal, cap for the fingers, used in sewing to push the needle.
  2. A similarly shaped socket in machinery.
  3. A thimbleful.
  4. (nautical) A ring of metal or rope used in a ship's rigging
     
think Tweet Definition of think Like Definition of think on Facebook
verb (thinks, thinking, thought, thought)
  1. (transitive) to ponder, to go over in one's head
Idly, the detective thought what his next move should be.
  1. (intransitive) To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem.
I thought for three hours about the problem and still couldn"t find the solution.
  1. (intransitive) to conceive of something or someone (usually followed by of or on)
I tend to of her as rather ugly.
  1. (transitive) To be of the opinion (that).
I she is pretty, contrary to most people.
  1. (transitive) To guess; to reckon.
I she"ll pass the examination.
  1. (transitive) To consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as.
At the time I thought his adamant refusal to give in right.
I hope you won"t me stupid if I ask you what that means.
     
throughput Tweet Definition of throughput Like Definition of throughput on Facebook
noun 
  1. The rate of production; the rate at which something can be processed.
    The factory managed a of 120 units per hour.
  2. The rate at which data is transferred through a system.
    • 1927, Harald Nielsen, "Distillation of Carbonaceous Materials" http://www.google.com/patents?id=uPpbAAAAEBAJ&dq=throughput&jtp=1, US Patent 1886262, line 70:
      "if the rate of heating is substantially reduced, not only is the of the apparatus diminished and the cost of the process increased, but the properties of the resultant coke are detrimentally affected."
     
track Tweet Definition of track Like Definition of track on Facebook
noun 
  1. A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel.
  2. A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.
  3. The entire lower surface of the foot; -- said of birds, etc.
  4. A road; a beaten path.
  5. Course; way; as, the track of a comet.
  6. A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.
  7. The permanent way; the rails.
  8. A tract or area, as of land.
  9. (context, automotive) The distance between the centerlines of two tires, measured where the tires contact the surface of the road (also track width)
  10. (cricket) The pitch.
  11. Sound stored on a record (or the physical track on one).
  12. Circular (never-ending) data storage unit on a side of magnetic or optical disk, divided into sector, sectors.
  13. (uncountable) (sports) The racing events of track and field; track and field in general.
    • :I'm going to try out for next week.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To observe the (measured) state of an object over time
  2. (transitive) To monitor someone's or something's movement.
  3. (transitive) To discover the location of person or an object (usually in the form track down).
  4. (transitive) To follow tracks.
    • :My uncle spent all day tracking the deer.
     
translate Tweet Definition of translate Like Definition of translate on Facebook
verb (translat, ing)
  1. To change text (of a book, document, Web site, movie, anime, video game etc.) from one language to another.
  2. To change from one form or medium to another.
experience to film
  1. (physics) To subject a body to translation, i.e., to move a body on a linear path with no rotation.
     
tree Tweet Definition of tree Like Definition of tree on Facebook
noun 
  1. A large plant, not exactly defined, but typically over four meters in height, a single trunk which grows in girth with age and branches (which also grow in circumference with age).
  2. any plant that is reminiscent of the above but not classified as a tree in the strict botanical sense: for example the banana "tree".
  3. An object made from a tree trunk and having multiple hook, hooks or storage platform, platforms.
He had the choice of buying a scratching post or a cat tree.
  1. A device used to hold or stretch a shoe open.
He put a shoe tree in each of his shoes.
  1. The structural frame of a saddle.
  2. (graphtheory) A connected graph with no cycles or, equivalently, a connected graph with n vertices and n-1 edges.
  3. (comptheory) A recursive data structure in which each node has zero or more nodes as children.
  4. A display or listing of entries or element, elements such that there are primary and secondary entries shown, usually linked by drawn lines or by indenting to the right.
We"ll show it as a tree list.
  1. Any structure or construct having branches akin to (1).
  2. The structure or wooden frame used in the construction of a saddle used in horse riding.
verb (tree, d)
  1. (transitive) To chase (an animal or person) up a tree.
The dog treed the cat.
     

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