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bogosity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bogosity  /boh-go's*-tee/  n.  1.  [orig.  CMU,  now  very  common] 
  The  degree  to  which  something  is  {bogus}.  Bogosity  is  measured  with 
  a  {bogometer};  in  a  seminar,  when  a  speaker  says  something  bogus,  a 
  listener  might  raise  his  hand  and  say  "My  bogometer  just  triggered". 
  More  extremely,  "You  just  pinned  my  bogometer"  means  you  just  said  or 
  did  something  so  outrageously  bogus  that  it  is  off  the  scale,  pinning 
  the  bogometer  needle  at  the  highest  possible  reading  (one  might  also  say 
  "You  just  redlined  my  bogometer").  The  agreed-upon  unit  of  bogosity  is 
  the  {microLenat}.  2.  The  potential  field  generated  by  a  {bogon  flux};  see 
  {quantum  bogodynamics}.  See  also  {bogon  flux},  {bogon  filter},  {bogus}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bogosity 
 
  /boh-go's*-tee/  1.  The  degree  to  which  something  is  {bogus}. 
  At  CMU,  bogosity  is  measured  with  a  {bogometer};  in  a  seminar, 
  when  a  speaker  says  something  bogus,  a  listener  might  raise 
  his  hand  and  say  "My  bogometer  just  triggered".  More 
  extremely,  "You  just  pinned  my  bogometer"  means  you  just  said 
  or  did  something  so  outrageously  bogus  that  it  is  off  the 
  scale,  pinning  the  bogometer  needle  at  the  highest  possible 
  reading  (one  might  also  say  "You  just  redlined  my  bogometer"). 
  The  agreed-upon  unit  of  bogosity  is  the  {microLenat}. 
 
  2.  The  potential  field  generated  by  a  {bogon  flux};  see 
  {quantum  bogodynamics}.  See  also  {bogon  flux},  {bogon 
  filter},  {bogus}.