[ey-tee-siks] /ˈeɪ tiˈsɪks/
a cardinal number, 80 plus 6.
a symbol for this number, as 86 or LXXXVI.
a set of this many persons or things.
Slang. a customer considered undesirable or unwelcome and refused service at a bar or restaurant.
amounting to 86 in number.
Slang. sold out; out of stock.
verb (used with object), Slang.
to refuse to serve (an undesirable or unwelcome customer) at a bar or restaurant.
to reject; discard.
slang for “eliminate,” 1936, originated at lunch counters, a cook’s word for “none” when asked for something not available, probably rhyming slang for nix.
[probably fr the rhyme with ”nix”]
[ey-tee-siksth] /ˈeɪ tiˈsɪksθ/ adjective 1. next after the eighty-fifth; being the ordinal number for 86. 2. being one of 86 equal parts. noun 3. an eighty-sixth part, especially of one (1/86). 4. the eighty-sixth member of a series.
[ey-tee-thurd] /ˈeɪ tiˈθɜrd/ adjective 1. next after the eighty-second; being the ordinal number for 83. 2. being one of 83 equal parts. noun 3. an eighty-third part, especially of one (1/83). 4. the eighty-third member of a series.
- Eighty-twenty rule
programming The program-design version of the law of diminishing returns. The 80/20 rule says that roughly 80% of the problem can be solved with 20% of the effort that it would take to solve the whole problem. For example, parsing e-mail addresses in “From:” lines in e-mail messages is notoriously difficult if you follow the […]
[ey-tee-three] /ˈeɪ tiˈθri/ noun 1. a cardinal number, 80 plus 3. 2. a symbol for this number, as 83 or LXXXIII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adjective 4. amounting to 83 in number.