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Meaning of SANDBOX

Pronunciation:  'sand`bâks

 
Matching Terms:  sandboy

Computing Dictionary
 
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(UK: "sandpit")

1. A protected, limited environment where applications (e.g. java programs downloaded from the internet) are allowed to "play" without risking damage to the rest of the system.

2. A term for the R&D department at many software and computer companies (where hackers in commercial environments are likely to be found). The term is half-derisive, but reflects the truth that research is a form of creative play.

Compare playpen.

3. link farm.

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