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HALO Tweet Definition of HALO Like Definition of HALO on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. (parachuting) High Altitude, Low Opening.
    When you have enough experience, you can do a HALO jump.
hash Tweet Definition of hash Like Definition of hash on Facebook
noun
  1. Food, especially meat and potatoes, chopped and mixed together.
    • 1633: Samuel Pepys, Diary
    • :I had for them, after oysters, at first course, a of rabbits, a lamb, and a rare chine of beef.
      1. A confused mess.
    • 1847: Charlotte Yonge, Scenes and Characters
    • :Oh! no, not Naylor's--the girls have made a there, as they do everything else; but we will settle her before they come out again.
      1. The
      2. symbol (octothorpe).
      3. (:Category:Jargon:Computer, computing): The key generated by a hash function.
      4. Abbreviation for hashish, a drug derived from the cannabis plant.
verb (hash, es)
  1. (transitive) To chop into small pieces, to make into a hash
    • 1749: Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
    • :In like manner, we shall represent human nature at first to the keen appetite of our reader, in that more plain and simple manner in which it is found in the country, and shall hereafter and ragoo it with all the high French and Italian seasoning of affectation and vice which courts and cities afford.
      1. To make a quick, rough version; as in - hash up some plans = make some quick, rough plans.
adjective
  1. Hashed, chopped into small pieces
    • 1855: William Makepeace Thackeray, The Newcomes
    • :The Colonel, himself, was great at making mutton, hot-pot, curry, and pillau.
      1. (:Category:Jargon:Computer, computing): Of or relating to the process of hashing or hash coding
HDTV Tweet Definition of HDTV Like Definition of HDTV on Facebook
initialism
  1. high-definition television, High-definition television
headpiece Tweet Definition of headpiece Like Definition of headpiece on Facebook
noun
  1. The head; the brain.
  2. Something covering the head.
  3. Protecting cover for the head; a helmet.
  4. A headset.
  5. A headstall.
  6. A decorative page heading.
heterodyne Tweet Definition of heterodyne Like Definition of heterodyne on Facebook
noun (plural heterodynes)
  1. The beat so produced
  2. Either the sum or difference of the two oscillations
verb (heterodyn, ing)
  1. To produce heterodyne interference in a radio
  2. To change the frequency of a signal by such a process
adjective (uncomparable)
  1. Of, two oscillations, having two slightly different frequencies such that, when combined, they produce a beat

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