- ANSI standard /an'see stan'd*rd/
The ANSI standard usage
of `ANSI standard' refers to any practice which is typical or broadly
It's most appropriately applied to things that everyone d...
- ANSI standard pizza /an'see stan'd*rd peet'z*/ [CMU] Pepperoni and mushroom pizza.
- AOL! n.
[Usenet] Common synonym for "Me, too!"
alluding to the legendary propensity of America Online users to
utter contentless "Me, too!
postings. The number of exclamation points fol...
- app /ap/ n. Short for `application program', as opposed to a systems program.
- arena n.
[common; Unix] The area of memory attached to a
process by brk(2) and sbrk(2) and used by
malloc(3) as dynamic storage.
So named from a malloc: corrupt arena message emitted whe...
- arg /arg/ n.
Abbreviation for `argument' (to a
function), used so often as to have become a new word (like
`piano' from `pianoforte').
The sine function takes 1 arg, but the arc-tange...
- ARMM n.
[acronym, `Automated Retroactive Minimal
Moderation'] A Usenet cancelbot created by Dick Depew of Munroe Falls,
ARMM was intended to automatically cancel posts from anonymou...
- armor-plated n. Syn. for bulletproof.
- asbestos adj.
[common] Used as a modifier to anything
intended to protect one from flame
also in other highly flame-suggestive usages. See, for example, asbestos longjoh...
- asbestos cork award n.