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Meaning of DEMENTED

Pronunciation:  di'mentid

 
Matching Terms:  dementedly, dementedness

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 Definition: 

Yet another term of disgust used to describe a program. The connotation in this case is that the program works as designed, but the design is bad. Said, for example, of a program that generates large numbers of meaningless error messages, implying that it is on the brink of imminent collapse.

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