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Meaning of BOMB

Pronunciation:  bâm

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. General synonym for crash except that it is not used as a noun. Especially used of software or os failures. "Don't run Empire with less than 32K stack, it'll bomb".

2. atari st and macintosh equivalents of a unix "panic" or amiga guru, in which icons of little black-powder bombs or mushroom clouds are displayed, indicating that the system has died. On the macintosh, this may be accompanied by a decimal (or occasionally hexadecimal) number indicating what went wrong, similar to the amiga guru meditation number. ms-dos computers tend to lock up in this situation.

3. A piece of code embedded in a program that remains dormant until it is triggered. Logic bombs are triggered by an event whereas time bombs are triggered either after a set amount of time has elapsed, or when a specific date is reached.

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