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Meaning of HAIR

Pronunciation:  hehr

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[back-formation from hairy] The complications that make something hairy. "Decoding teco commands requires a certain amount of hair." Often seen in the phrase "infinite hair", which connotes extreme complexity. Also in "hairiferous" (tending to promote hair growth): "GNUMACS elisp encourages lusers to write complex editing modes." "Yeah, it's pretty hairiferous all right." (Or just: "Hair squared!")

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