Code or designs that trade on a particularly intimate knowledge or experience of a particular operating system or language or complex application interface. Distinguished from deep magic, which trades more on arcane *theoretical* knowledge. Writing device drivers is heavy wizardry; so is interfacing to X (sense 2) without a toolkit. Especially found in source-code comments of the form “Heavy wizardry begins here”.
Compare voodoo programming.
1. (def 2). 1. . 2. . abbreviation 1. Hebrew (language) 2. (Bible) Hebrews 1. Hebrew 2. Hebrews
[heb-uh l] /ˈhɛb əl/ noun 1. (Christian) Friedrich [kris-tee-ahn free-drikh] /ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn ˈfri drɪx/ (Show IPA), 1813–63, German lyric poet and playwright. /German ˈhɛbəl/ noun 1. Christian Friedrich (ˈkrɪstian ˈfriːdrɪç). 1813–63, German dramatist and lyric poet, whose historical works were influenced by Hegel; his major plays are Maria Magdalena (1844), Herodes und Marianne (1850), and […]
- Hebbian learning
artificial intelligence The most common way to train a neural network; a kind of unsupervised learning; named after canadian neuropsychologist, Donald O. Hebb. The algorithm is based on Hebb’s Postulate, which states that where one cell’s firing repeatedly contributes to the firing of another cell, the magnitude of this contribution will tend to increase gradually […]
[heb-duh-mad] /ˈhɛb dəˌmæd/ noun 1. the number seven. 2. a period of seven successive days; week. /ˈhɛbdəˌmæd/ noun 1. (obsolete) the number seven or a group of seven 2. a rare word for week