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scrambler Tweet Definition of scrambler Like Definition of scrambler on Facebook
noun 
  1. A device that makes messages intentionally, but reversibly, unintelligible for reasons of privacy or security.
    In the movies spies are always talking over cell phones with built in scramblers.
  2. One who scrambles.
  3. A device for mixing up something.
  4. A motorcycle used for motocross.
     
semaphore Tweet Definition of semaphore Like Definition of semaphore on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any visual signaling system with flags, lights, or mechanically moving arms.
  2. A visual system for transmitting information by means of two flags that are held one in each hand, using an alphabetic code based on the position of the signaler"s arms.
  3. (computing) A bit, token, fragment of code, or some other mechanism which is used to restrict access to a shared function or device to a single process at a time, or to synchronize and coordinate events in different processes.
(rfex) verb (semaphor, ing)
  1. (transitive) or (intransitive) To signal using (or as if using) a semaphore.
    • He semaphored his intention by wearing his best suit. (rfex, intransitive use)
     
sender Tweet Definition of sender Like Definition of sender on Facebook
noun 
  1. Someone who sends
     
Sierra Tweet Definition of Sierra Like Definition of Sierra on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) of modern American usage, from the Spanish noun, confused with Ciara and Sarah.
     
sounder Tweet Definition of sounder Like Definition of sounder on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something, or someone who makes a sound
  2. (nautical) A device for making soundings at sea
  3. The collective noun for a group of wild boar
     
space Tweet Definition of space Like Definition of space on Facebook
noun 
  1. The intervening contents of a volume.
  2. (uncountable) Space occupied by or intended for a person or thing.
There's not enough space for this couch in this room.
  1. (countable) An area or volume of sufficient size to accommodate a person or thing.
They reserved a space for him to park his car.
Write your name in the space below.
  1. The area beyond the atmosphere of planets that consists of a vacuum.
  2. A gap between written characters; blank.
  3. (typography) A piece of type used to separate words.
  4. (geometry) A set of points, each of which is uniquely specified by a set of coordinates; the number of coordinates specifying a point and the number of mutually perpendicular axis, axes along which the coordinates lie are the same, and that is the number of dimensions of the space.
We live in a space that has at least four dimensions: up-down, left-right, forward-backward, and future-past.
  1. One's personal freedom to think or be oneself.
I just need some , man.
  1. The state of mind one is in when daydreaming.
  2. (mathematics) a generalized construct or set, the members of which have certain properties in common; often used in combination with the name of a particular mathematician
  3. (context, Indian philosophy) One of the five basic elements.
verb (spac, ing)
  1. (transitive) To be separated to a distance.
:The cities are evenly spaced.
  1. (intransitive) To vent into vacuum.
:The captain spaced the traitors.
     
static Tweet Definition of static Like Definition of static on Facebook
noun 
  1. interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television
  2. (context, by extension) interference or obstruction from people
  3. Something that is not part of any perceived universe phenomena; having no motion; no particle; no wavelength.
adjective 
  1. Not able to change
  2. Fixed in place
  3. (complang) Occupying memory allocated when a program is load, loaded.
  4. Having no motion
     

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