Stub



noun
1.
a short projecting part.
2.
a short remaining piece, as of a pencil, candle, or cigar.
3.
(in a checkbook, receipt book, etc.) the inner end of each leaf, for keeping a record of the content of the part filled out and torn away.
4.
the returned portion of a ticket.
5.
the end of a fallen tree, shrub, or plant left fixed in the ground; stump.
6.
something having a short, blunt shape, especially a short-pointed, blunt pen.
7.
stub nail.
8.
something having the look of incomplete or stunted growth, as a horn of an animal.
9.
Bridge. a part-score.
verb (used with object), stubbed, stubbing.
10.
to strike accidentally against a projecting object:
I stubbed my toe against the step.
11.
to extinguish the burning end of (a cigarette or cigar) by crushing it against a solid object (often followed by out):
He stubbed out the cigarette in the ashtray.
12.
to clear of stubs, as land.
13.
to dig up by the roots; grub up (roots).
adjective
1.
stocky; squat.
noun
1.
a short piece remaining after something has been cut, removed, etc: a cigar stub
2.
the residual piece or section of a receipt, ticket, cheque, etc
3.
(US & Canadian) the part of a cheque, postal order, receipt, etc, detached and retained as a record of the transaction Also called (in Britain) counterfoil
4.
any short projection or blunted end
5.
the stump of a tree or plant
verb (transitive) stubs, stubbing, stubbed
6.
to strike (one’s toe, foot, etc) painfully against a hard surface
7.
(usually foll by out) to extinguish (a cigarette or cigar) by pressing the end against a surface
8.
to clear (land) of stubs
9.
to dig up (the roots) of (a tree or bush)
noun

a Web page providing only minimal information and intended for later development
Examples

A stub is a placeholder to which other contributors may build upon, as in Wikipedia.

1. A dummy procedure used when linking a program with a run-time library. The stub routine need not contain any code and is only present to prevent “undefined label” errors at link time.
2. A local procedure in a remote procedure call. The client calls the stub to perform some task and need not necessarily be aware that RPC is involved. The stub transmits parameters over the network to the server and returns the results to the caller.
(1995-11-09)

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