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garbage

Information in a memory that is no longer valid or wanted. It is usually the result of memory compaction operations. The removal of this superfluous information from the memory is known as ...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... Domestic waste such as unwanted...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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2020
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84 words

... garbage in, garbage out incorrect or poor quality input inevitably produces faulty output. 🅘 This expression is often abbreviated as GIGO . The phrase originated in the mid 20th century in the field of computing, but it can now have a more general application. 2013 CNN Transcripts My main message was that this is one of the most poorly conducted investigations I had ever seen outside of a third world country. It was frightenly bad. And of course, you know, garbage in, garbage...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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2016

... Information in a memory that is no longer valid or wanted. It is usually the result of memory compaction operations. The removal of this superfluous information from the memory is known as garbage collection and is usually associated with memory...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... A North American term for food waste, or refuse in...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...garbage ( trash ) Solid domestic waste, comprising organic matter, such as vegetable residue and food scraps, often mixed with containers, wrapping, etc., in which the food was supplied. ...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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44 words

... in garbage out ( GIGO ) An enunciation of the important computing principle that all input, however absurd, will be processed according to a program’s algorithms and appropriate output generated. If the input is garbage, then the output will inevitably also be garbage...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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2016

... in garbage out ( GIGO ) An enunciation of the important computing principle that all input, however absurd, will be processed according to a program’s algorithms and appropriate output generated. If the input is garbage, then the output will inevitably also be garbage. This truth is often not recognized, especially by non-computer specialists, who tend to blame ‘the computer’ for incorrect results when the fault actually lies with mistakes in the...

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A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)

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2014

... in , garbage out A phrase that reminds us that if the basic data are untrustworthy (for example, if most of the observed variation results from experimental error ) then the results of any analysis will be...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... disposal sink ( sink grinder ) A type of waste disposal unit that has a grinder fitted directly to the sink...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...garbage disposal methods In urban and suburban communities, collection and disposal of domestic and industrial waste is an important service, usually provided by local government agencies. In affluent communities, the quantity is prodigious, amounting to many tonnes per person per annum. Methods of disposal include landfill , incineration, dumping at sea, and separation into components that can be recycled, composted, or recovered and reused, and other components not amenable to any of these more environmentally friendly approaches. ...

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A Dictionary of Organizational Behaviour

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Current Version:
2019
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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143 words

... can decision-making A model of decision-making that describes the reality of decision-making that is often haphazard and serendipitous. Developed by Michael Cohen, James March, and Johan Olsen, it argues there are problems, potential solutions, participants, and choice opportunities that, when they come together, facilitate a decision. Solutions are ideas that exist in the organization. Participants are those who can act on these ideas and who may have more or less time to get involved. Choice opportunities are the occasions where a decision is required or...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

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2016

...garbage n 'ɡɑ:ɹbɪdʒ sp garbage 2 ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Current Version:
2003
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Language reference, History of English
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14 words

... offal of an animal XV; refuse, filth XVI. of unkn. (prob. AN.)...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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... adj. 1 mediocre, socially inferior. 1963 in T.I. Rubin Sweet Daddy 66: [The] kids came from the garbage side of the tracks. 2 ( drugs ) of drugs, potentially dangerous, likely to cause harmful side effects. 1979 H. Feldman et al. Angel Dust 128: It's [i.e phencyclidine] a garbage drug anyhow. 1981 D.E. Miller Bk of Jargon 341: garbage drugs: Glue sniffing, PCP, and other drugs that have a high likelihood of adverse...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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1,071 words

...and the usual assortment of guesses and similar garbage. 1963 G. Lambert Inside Daisy Clover ( 1966 ) 20: My sister Gloria has proved herself to be […] Garbage. 1970 E. Tidyman Shaft 64: Oh, hell, it was all garbage. 1987 B. Chatwin Songlines 288: A bunch of total garbage. 1999 Guardian Rev. 17 July 4: The man who ceremoniously stir-fried […] the album before anyone else had the bravery to admit it was garbage. 2000 W. Shaw Westsiders 84: He was garbage […] He was fuckin' garbage. 3 bad food. 1927 C. Samolar ‘Argot of the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
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70 words

... [LME] A word probably borrowed from Old French that originally meant ‘offal or giblets’. These days its main modern use of ‘rubbish, refuse’ is commoner in American than in British English, but this sense goes back to the 16th century. In computing the saying garbage in, garbage out (often abbreviated as GIGO ) is used to state the fact that incorrect or poor-quality input is bound to produce faulty...

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
539 words

...they would be taking an extended hiatus after completing their Australian tour. ALBUMS Garbage (Mushroom 1995) ٭ ٭ ٭ ٭ Version 2.0 (Mushroom 1998) ٭ ٭ ٭ Beautifulgarbage (Mushroom 2001) ٭ ٭ ٭ ٭ Bleed Like Me (Warners 2005) ٭ ٭ ٭ COMPILATIONS Absolute Garbage (A&E 2007) ٭ ٭ ٭ ٭ DVD/VIDEOS Video (Mushroom 1996) Absolute Garbage (Interscope 2007) See also Smashing Pumpkins , U2 , MTV , Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie , Tricky , Geffen Records , Garbage - Garbage , Garbage - Version 2.0...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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143 words

... • abridge , bridge, fridge, frig, midge, ridge • quayage • verbiage • foliage • lineage • ferriage • stowage , towage • buoyage , voyage • sewage • Babbage , cabbage • garbage • cribbage • Burbage , herbage • adage • bandage • yardage • headage • appendage • windage • bondage • vagabondage • cordage • poundage • wordage • staffage • roughage • baggage • mortgage • luggage • package , trackage • tankage • wreckage • breakage • leakage • linkage , shrinkage, sinkage • blockage , dockage, lockage • boscage • corkage • soakage • ...

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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Modern Oxford Welsh Dictionary: English-Welsh

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words

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