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Meaning of ZAP

Pronunciation:  zap

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the left-overs"
  2. [v]  strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy"
  3. [v]  kill with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
  4. [v]  strike suddenly and with force; "This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes"

ZAP is a 3 letter word that starts with Z.


 Synonyms: atomise, atomize, micro-cook, microwave, nuke, nuke
 See Also: affect, bomb, bombard, cook, impress, kill, move, strike



Computing Dictionary
  1. 1. A language for expressing program transformations.

    ["A System for Assisting Program Transformation", M.S. Feather, ACM TOPLAS 4(1):1-20, Jan 1982].

    2. zero and add packed.

  2. 1. To modify, usually to correct; especially used when the action is performed with a debugger or binary patching tool. Also implies surgical precision. "Zap the debug level to 6 and run it again."

    In the ibm mainframe world, binary patches are applied to programs or to the operating system with a program called "superzap", whose file name is "IMASPZAP" (possibly contrived from I M A SuPerZAP).

    See also zero and add packed.

    2. To fry a chip with static electricity. "Uh oh - I think that lightning strike may have zapped the disk controller."