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Meaning of GHOST

Pronunciation:  gowst

 
Matching Terms:  ghost cell, ghost dance, ghost gum, ghost town, ghost weed, ghost word, ghostfish, ghostless, ghostlike, ghostliness, ghostly, ghostology, ghostscript, ghostview, ghostwrite, ghostwriter

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(Or "zombie") The image of a user's session on irc and similar systems, left when the session has been terminated (properly or, often, improperly) but the server (or the network at large) believes the connection is still active and belongs to a real user.

Compare clonebot.

 
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