(blōt´wãr) (n.) jargon
Bloatware is the slang phrase used to describe software that has lots of features and requires considerable disk space and RAM to install and run. As the cost of RAM and disk storage has decreased, there has been a growing trend among software developers to disregard the size of applications and the end result is bloated software.
Some people refer to this trend as creeping featuritis (see “creeping featurism”), however, if creeping featuritis is the symptom, bloatware is the disease.
(n.) (1) In word processing, a block is a group of characters that you have marked to perform some action on them. For example, to move a section of text, you must first block it. This is sometimes called a block move. To specify a block of text, you press special function keys (or click […]
- block down converter
In satellite communications, a block down converter is the name of a device used to convert a 3.7 to 4.2 KHz signal down to 1-GHz and lower frequencies (UHF).
- block graphics
Graphical images created in character mode.
(n.) Short for Web log, a blog is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author. (v.)To author a Web log. Other forms: Blogger (a person who blogs). See The History of Blogging in the Quick Reference section […]
- blog search engine
A search engine for the blogosphere. Blog search engines only index and provide search results from blogs (Web logs). Examples of blog search engines include Google Blog Search and Technorati. See “The History of Blogging” in the Quick Reference section of