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Meaning of MASSAGE

Pronunciation:  mu'sâzh

Matching Terms:  massager, massagist

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Vague term used to describe "smooth" transformations of a data set into a different form, especially transformations that do not lose information. Connotes less pain than munch or crunch. "He wrote a program that massages x bitmap files into gif format." Compare slurp.

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