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Meaning of EARTHQUAKE

Pronunciation:  'urth`kweyk

 
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 Definition: 

(IBM) The ultimate real-world shock test for computer hardware. Hackish sources at ibm deny the rumor that the San Francisco Bay Area quake of 1989 was initiated by the company to test quality-assurance procedures at its California plants.

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