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air bagcar's safety deviceRate it:

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brass ringOne and one half inch diameter iron rings were offered riders on a Carousel by a dispensing device alongside: A Brass Ring was inserted into the dispenser at random. The Carousel Rider who succeeded in snatching the Brass Ring was rewarded A Free Ride upon return to the Operator of the Brass Ring:Rate it:

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fish glassViewing device with glass at one end for surface-viewing of fish underwater.Rate it:

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power upTo turn the electrical power on to a device as a precondition to make it operational.Rate it:

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turn offTo power down; to stop a device by switching it off.Rate it:

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ice upTo become clogged with ice, usually of a mechanical device.Rate it:

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take upThat which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.Rate it:

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switch onTo turn a switch to the "on" position in order to start or enable a device.Rate it:

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garbage in, garbage out(computing, information technology) If input data is not complete, accurate, and timely, then the resulting output is unreliable and of no useful value.1963, Raymond Crowley, "Robot Tax Collector Seeks Indications of 'Fudging'," Times Daily (Alabama, USA), 1 April (retrieved 26 July 2010):Officials explained that the quality of the computer's work depends on the quality of the data fed into it. Neil Hoke, administrative assistant to Stewart, quoted an adage of computer men: "Garbage in, garbage out."2008, Roger K. Lewis, "'In Architectural Design, Brains and Talent Trump the Best Software," Washington Post, 19 July (retrieved 26 July 2010):The old caveat "GIGO"Rate it:

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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.Rate it:

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read outTo read some data and inform the person using the device.Rate it:

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blindAny device intended to conceal or hide; as, a duck blind.Rate it:

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bridgeA device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.Rate it:

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fiddle withTo adjust the position, as of an electronic device, in order to provide better reception or signal.Rate it:

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hand grenadesmall explosive deviceRate it:

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hoist by one's own petardTo be hurt, or destroyed by one's own plot or device, of one's own doing which one intended for another; to be "blown up by one's own bomb".Rate it:

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iron maidenA medieval torture device consisting of a chamber lined with spikes which encloses upon and impales the victim inside.Rate it:

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oil burnerA device whose operation causes apparent combustion of lubricating oil.Rate it:

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oil burnerA heating device which burns fuel oil; an oil furnace.Rate it:

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on the blinkFunctioning erratically, malfunctioning; not working or not working well. Usually refers to a mechanical or electronic device.Rate it:

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parade of horriblesA rhetorical device employing a series of progressively more terrible results following from an act.Rate it:

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pipeMeanings relating to computing.Rate it:

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roadwarriorA person who carries a mobile device such as a laptop or PDA and uses wireless internet connections to work.Rate it:

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run downTo lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device.Rate it:

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show who's bossTo demonstrate that one is dominant over or superior to someone; to establish that one has control of some device or intractable object.Rate it:

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smoke signalA type of flare or combustion device sometimes used as a distress signal.Rate it:

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switch offTo turn a switch to the "off" position in order to stop or disable a device.Rate it:

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tag offTo hover an RFID device such as a smartcard over a receiver, often with a graphical user interface, in order to confirm the end of use or one's exit from the vehicle.Rate it:

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tag onTo hover an RFID device such as a smartcard over a receiver, often with a graphical user interface, in order to make a payment or gain access to the vehicle.Rate it:

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timeserverA device, node or program that distributes the correct time to clients in a network.Rate it:

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turn onTo power up; to start a device by switching it on.Rate it:

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turn outTo extinguish a light or other device.Rate it:

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wooden marea wooden horse, a torture deviceRate it:

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