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abend


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  ABEND  /a'bend/,  /*-bend'/  n.  [ABnormal  END]  1.  Abnormal 
  termination  (of  software);  {crash};  {lossage}.  Derives  from  an  error 
  message  on  the  IBM  360;  used  jokingly  by  hackers  but  seriously  mainly 
  by  {code  grinder}s.  Usually  capitalized,  but  may  appear  as  `abend'. 
  Hackers  will  try  to  persuade  you  that  ABEND  is  called  `abend'  because 
  it  is  what  system  operators  do  to  the  machine  late  on  Friday  when 
  they  want  to  call  it  a  day  and  hence  is  from  the  German  `Abend'  = 
  `Evening'.  2.  [alt.callahans]  Absent  By  Enforced  Net  Deprivation  - 
  used  in  the  subject  lines  of  postings  warning  friends  of  an  imminent 
  loss  of  Internet  access  (This  can  be  because  of  computer  downtime, 
  loss  of  provider,  moving  or  illness.)  Variants  of  this  also  appear: 
  ABVND  =  `Absent  By  Voluntary  Net  Deprivation'  and  ABSEND  =  `Absent  By 
  Self-Enforced  Net  Deprivation'  have  been  sighted. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ABEND 
 
    /o'bend/,  /*-bend'/  ABnormal  END  Abnormal 
  termination  (of  {software});  {crash};  {lossage}.  Derives  from 
  an  error  message  on  the  {IBM  360};  used  jokingly  by  hackers 
  but  seriously  mainly  by  {code  grinder}s.  Usually  capitalised, 
  but  may  appear  as  "abend".  Hackers  will  try  to  persuade  you 
  that  ABEND  is  called  abend"  because  it  is  what  system 
  operators  do  to  the  computer  late  on  Friday  when  they  want  to 
  call  it  a  day  and  hence  is  from  the  German  Abend"  = 
  "Evening". 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-08) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ABEND 
  ABnormal  END  (Netware)