[ping-pong, -pawng] /ˈpɪŋˌpɒŋ, -ˌpɔŋ/ Informal.
verb (used with object)
to move back and forth or transfer rapidly from one locale, job, etc., to another; switch:
The patient was ping-ponged from one medical specialist to another.
verb (used without object)
to go back and forth; change rapidly or regularly; shift; bounce:
For ten years the foreign correspondent ping-ponged between London and Paris.
[ping-pong, -pawng] /ˈpɪŋˌpɒŋ, -ˌpɔŋ/
trademark another name for table tennis Also called ping pong
1900, as Ping-Pong, trademark for table tennis equipment (Parker Brothers). Both words are imitative of the sound of the ball hitting a hard surface; from ping + pong (attested from 1823). It had a “phenomenal vogue” in U.S. c.1900-1905.
1901, from ping-pong (n.). In the figurative sense from 1952. Related: Ping-ponged; ping-ponging.
[1972+ Medical; fr Ping-Pong, trademark for a manufacturer’s table-tennis set and game]
A phenomenon which can occur in a multi-processor system with private caches where two processors are alternately caching a shared location. Each time one writes to it, it invalidates the other’s copy.
- Pin grid array
hardware (PGA) A style of integrated circuit socket or pin-out with pins laid out on a square or rectangular grid with a separation of 0.1 inch in each direction. The pins near the centre of the array are often missing. PGA is often used on motherboards for processors, e.g. Socket 6 and Socket 8. PPGA […]
pinguecula pin·guec·u·la (pĭng-gwěk’yə-lə) or pin·guic·u·la (-gwĭk’-) n.
[ping-gwid] /ˈpɪŋ gwɪd/ adjective 1. fat; oily. /ˈpɪŋɡwɪd/ adjective 1. fatty, oily, or greasy; soapy adj. 1630s, from Latin pinguis “fat (adj.), juicy,” figuratively “dull, gross, heavy; comfortable,” from stem of pinguere, from PIE *pei- “fat, sap, juice” (see pine (n.)).
noun A narcotics injection, esp in the arm (1950s+ Narcotics)