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Meaning of BAROQUE

Pronunciation:  bu'rowk

Matching Terms:  baroqueness

Computing Dictionary
  1. An early logic programming language written by Boyer and Moore in 1972.

    ["Computational Logic: Structure Sharing and Proof of program Properties", J. Moore, DCL Memo 67, U Edinburgh 1974].

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  2. Feature-encrusted; complex; gaudy; verging on excessive. Said of hardware or (especially) software designs, this has many of the connotations of elephantine or monstrosity but is less extreme and not pejorative in itself. "metafont even has features to introduce random variations to its letterform output. Now *that* is baroque!"

    See also rococo.

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