/o’bend/, /*-bend’/ ABnormal END. Abnormal termination (of software); crash; lossage. Derives from an error message on the IBM 360; used jokingly by hackers but seriously mainly by code grinders. Usually capitalised, but may appear as “abend”. Hackers will try to persuade you that ABEND is called “abend” because it is what system operators do to the computer late on Friday when they want to call it a day, and hence is from the German “Abend” = “Evening”.
abend Brod; all which does really seem a very fair allowance for a man who means to lecture upon abstinence at night.
Narrative And Miscellaneous Papers Thomas De Quincey
abnormal end of task
a city in SW Nigeria. Historical Examples Returning to Africa, he laboured with great success amongst his own people and afterwards at Abeokuta. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7 Various At those places they heard of Abeokuta and the stand it had made against the slave-trade. The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston The people […]
Sir (Leslie) Patrick, 1879–1957, English architect and town planner. Contemporary Examples Say what you want about Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F), the chain has done something special. Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch Dean Obeidallah December 15, 2014 Abercrombie weaves the tale of Prince Yarvi in a tale part Captains Courageous, part Revenge of […]
a city in Mid Glamorgan, in S Wales. Historical Examples He became vicar of Aberdare in 1866 and of Carnarvon in 1869. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1 Various There is an Anglican theological college, removed to Llandaff from Aberdare in 1907. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 7 Various Mr. Davis […]
- Aberdeen angus
one of a breed of hornless beef cattle having a smooth, black coat, raised originally in Scotland. noun a black hornless breed of beef cattle originating in Scotland