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Meaning of LURKING

Pronunciation:  l'urking

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a lurking prowler"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"; "someone skulking in the shadows"
  2. [adj]  concealed and unsuspected; "lurking dangers"; "search for lurking ambiguities"

LURKING is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: concealed, furtive, skulking, sneak(a), sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious



Computing Dictionary

The activity of one of the "silent majority" in a electronic forum such as usenet; posting occasionally or not at all but reading the group's postings regularly. This term is not pejorative and indeed is casually used reflexively: "Oh, I'm just lurking". Often used in "the lurkers", the hypothetical audience for the group's flamage-emitting regulars.

Lurking and reading the faq are recommended netiquette for beginners who need to learn the history and practises of the group before posting.

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