/noh’op/ alt. NOP /nop/ [no operation] 1. A machine instruction that does nothing (sometimes used in assembler-level programming as filler for data or patch areas, or to overwrite code to be removed in binaries). See also JFCL.
2. A person who contributes nothing to a project, or has nothing going on upstairs, or both. As in “He’s a no-op.”
3. Any operation or sequence of operations with no effect, such as circling the block without finding a parking space, or putting money into a vending machine and having it fall immediately into the coin-return box, or asking someone for help and being told to go away. “Oh, well, that was a no-op.” Hot-and-sour soup that is insufficiently either is “no-op soup”; so is wonton soup if everybody else is having hot-and-sour.
/noːrdˈbraːbɑnt/ noun 1. the Dutch name for North Brabant
/noːrtˈhɔlɑnt/ noun 1. the Dutch name for North Holland
[noos] /nus/ noun 1. a loop with a running knot, as in a snare, lasso, or hangman’s halter, that tightens as the rope is pulled. 2. a tie or bond; snare. verb (used with object), noosed, noosing. 3. to secure by or as by a noose. 4. to make a noose with or in (a […]
[noh-uh-sfeer] /ˈnoʊ əˌsfɪər/ noun, Ecology. 1. the biosphere including and modified by such human activities as agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, urbanization, and industrialization. /ˈnəʊˌsfɪə/ noun 1. (philosophy) the part of the biosphere that is affected by human thought, culture, and knowledge