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Meaning of CRAYON

Pronunciation:  'kreyân

Matching Terms:  crayola, crayola books

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1. Someone who works on cray supercomputers. More specifically, it implies a programmer, probably of the cdc ilk, probably male, and almost certainly wearing a tie (irrespective of gender). Systems types who have a unix background tend not to be described as crayons.

2. A computron that participates only in number crunching.

3. A unit of computational power equal to that of a single cray-1. There is a standard joke about this usage that derives from an old Crayola crayon promotional gimmick: When you buy 64 crayons you get a free sharpener.

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