1. Literature created by marketroids that allegedly contains technical specs but which is in fact as superficial as possible without being totally content-free. “Forget the four-colour glossies, give me the tech ref manuals.” Often applied as an indication of superficiality even when the material is printed on ordinary paper in black and white. Four-colour-glossy manuals are *never* useful for finding a problem.
2. [rare] Applied by extension to manual pages that don’t contain enough information to diagnose why the program doesn’t produce the expected or desired output.
- Four colour map theorem
mathematics, application (Or “four colour theorem”) The theorem stating that if the plane is divided into connected regions which are to be coloured so that no two adjacent regions have the same colour (as when colouring countries on a map of the world), it is never necessary to use more than four colours. The proof, […]
- Four colour theorem
four colour map theorem
[fawr-kawr-nerz, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈkɔr nərz, ˈfoʊr-/ noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Northern and Western U.S. 1. a place where roads cross at right angles; a crossroads. noun 1. a point in the SW U.S., at the intersection of 37° N latitude and 109° W longitude, where the boundaries of four states—Arizona, Utah, Colorado, […]
- Four-corner town
noun phrase A very small town; a crossroads: We were flabbergasted by these four-corner towns with four bars (1980s+)