An excess of capability that serves no productive end. The canonical example is font-diddling software on the Mac (see macdink); the term describes anything that eats huge amounts of time for quite marginal gains in function but seduces people into using it anyway. See also window shopping.
[frits] /frɪts/ Informal. Verb phrases 1. fritz out, to become inoperable. Idioms 2. on the fritz, not in working order: Our TV went on the fritz last night. [frits] /frɪts/ noun 1. Older Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a German, especially a German soldier. 2. a male given name. [mon-deyl] /ˈmɒnˌdeɪl/ noun 1. Walter Frederick (“Fritz”) born […]
/Italian friˈuːli/ noun 1. a historic region of SW Europe, between the Carnic Alps and the Gulf of Venice: the W part (Venetian Friuli) was ceded by Austria to Italy in 1866 and Eastern Friuli in 1919; in 1947 Eastern Friuli (except Gorizia) was ceded to Yugoslavia
[free-oo-lee-uh n] /friˈu li ən/ noun 1. a Rhaeto-Romanic dialect spoken by about half a million people of the plains of extreme NE Italy. /frɪˈuːlɪən/ noun 1. the Rhaetian dialect spoken in parts of Friuli See also Ladin, Romansch 2. an inhabitant of Friuli or a speaker of Friulian adjective 3. of or relating to […]
- Friuli-Venezia Giulia
[free-oo-lee-ve-ne-tsyah joo-lyah] /friˈu li vɛˈnɛ tsyɑ ˈdʒu lyɑ/ noun 1. a region in NE Italy: formerly part of Venezia Giulia, most of which was ceded to Yugoslavia (now Croatia and Slovenia) in 1947. 2947 sq. mi. (7630 sq. km). /Italian ˈdʒuːlja/ noun 1. a region of NE Italy, formed in 1947 from Venetian Friuli and […]