Feature creature



[Possibly from slang “creature feature” for a horror movie] 1. One who loves to add features to designs or programs, perhaps at the expense of coherence, concision or taste.
2. Alternately, a mythical being that induces otherwise rational programmers to perpetrate such crocks. See also feeping creaturism, creeping featurism.
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    creeping featurism

  • Featurectomy

    /fee”ch*r-ek”t*-mee/ The act of removing a feature from a program. Featurectomies come in two flavours, the “righteous” and the “reluctant”. Righteous featurectomies are performed because the remover believes the program would be more elegant without the feature, or there is already an equivalent and better way to achieve the same end. (Doing so is not […]



  • Featured

    [fee-cherd] /ˈfi tʃərd/ adjective 1. made a or highlight; given prominence: a featured article; a featured actor. 2. having or a certain kind of (usually used in combination): a well-featured face. 3. Obsolete. formed; fashioned. [fee-cher] /ˈfi tʃər/ noun 1. a prominent or conspicuous part or characteristic: Tall buildings were a new feature on the […]

  • Feature fatigue

    noun a state of frustration with the multiple features on a device, esp. electronic Examples My husband wants a cell phone with just numbers on it. He is suffering from feature fatigue with his current phone. Word Origin 1997



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