noun (pl) halteres (hælˈtɪəriːz)
one of a pair of short projections in dipterous insects that are modified hind wings, used for maintaining equilibrium during flight Also called balancer
[hawl-ting] /ˈhɔl tɪŋ/ adjective 1. faltering or hesitating, especially in speech. 2. faulty or imperfect. 3. limping or lame: a halting gait. [hawlt] /hɔlt/ verb (used without object) 1. to stop; cease moving, operating, etc., either permanently or temporarily: They halted for lunch and strolled about. verb (used with object) 2. to cause to stop […]
[hawl-ting] /ˈhɔl tɪŋ/ adjective 1. faltering or hesitating, especially in speech. 2. faulty or imperfect. 3. limping or lame: a halting gait. /ˈhɔːltɪŋ/ adjective 1. hesitant: halting speech 2. lame n. “act of limping or walking lamely,” early 14c., verbal noun from halt (v.). Related: Haltingly.
- Halting problem
The problem of determining in advance whether a particular program or algorithm will terminate or run forever. The halting problem is the canonical example of a provably unsolvable problem. Obviously any attempt to answer the question by actually executing the algorithm or simulating each step of its execution will only give an answer if the […]
[hawl-tuh m] /ˈhɔl təm/ noun 1. a city in N Texas, near Fort Worth.