- automagically /aw-toh-maj'i-klee/ adv.
- avatar n. Syn.
[in Hindu mythology, the incarnation of
a god] 1.
- awk /awk/
1. n. [Unix techspeak] An interpreted language
for massaging text data developed by Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger,
and Brian Kernighan (the name derives from their initials).
- B5 //
[common] Abbreviation for "Babylon 5", a
science-fiction TV series as revered among hackers as was the
original Star Trek.
- back door n.
[common] A hole in the security of a
system deliberately left in place by designers or maintainers.
motivation for such holes is not always sinister; some operating
- backbone cabal n.
A group of large-site administrators who
pushed through the Great Renaming and reined in the chaos of
Usenet during most of the 1980s.
During most of its lifetime,
- backbone site n.,obs.
See bignum (sense 3), moby (sense 4),
- background n.,adj.,vt.
- backreference n.
1. In a regular expression or pattern
match, the text which was matched within grouping parentheses
2. The part of the pattern which refers back to the
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