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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buzz  \Buzz\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Buzzed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Buzzing}.]  [An  onomatop[oe]ia.] 
  To  make  a  low  continuous,  humming  or  sibilant  sound,  like 
  that  made  by  bees  with  their  wings.  Hence:  To  utter  a 
  murmuring  sound;  to  speak  with  a  low  humming  voice. 
 
  Like  a  wasp  is  buzzed,  and  stung  him  --Longfellow. 
 
  However  these  disturbers  of  our  peace  Buzz  in  the 
  people's  ears.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buzz  \Buzz\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  sound  forth  by  buzzing.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  whisper;  to  communicate,  as  tales,  in  an  under  tone;  to 
  spread,  as  report,  by  whispers,  or  secretly. 
 
  I  will  buzz  abroad  such  prophecies  That  Edward  shall 
  be  fearful  of  his  life.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  talk  to  incessantly  or  confidentially  in  a  low  humming 
  voice.  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  (Phonetics)  To  sound  with  a  ``buzz''.  --H.  Sweet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buzz  \Buzz\,  n. 
  1.  A  continuous,  humming  noise,  as  of  bees;  a  confused 
  murmur,  as  of  general  conversation  in  low  tones,  or  of  a 
  general  expression  of  surprise  or  approbation.  ``The 
  constant  buzz  of  a  fly.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buzz 
  n  1:  sound  of  rapid  vibration:  "the  buzz  of  a  bee" 
  2:  a  confusion  of  activity  and  gossip;  "the  buzz  of  excitement 
  was  so  great  that  a  formal  denial  was  issued" 
  v  1:  make  a  buzzing  sound  [syn:  {bombinate},  {bombilate}] 
  2:  fly  low  "Planes  buzzed  the  crowds  in  the  square" 
  3:  be  noisy  with  activity;  "This  office  is  buzzing  with 
  activity"  [syn:  {hum},  {seethe}] 
  4:  call  with  a  buzzer;  "he  buzzed  the  servant" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  buzz  vi  1.  Of  a  program,  to  run  with  no  indication  of 
  progress  and  perhaps  without  guarantee  of  ever  finishing;  esp.  said  of 
  programs  thought  to  be  executing  tight  loops  of  code.  A  program  that 
  is  buzzing  appears  to  be  {catatonic},  but  never  gets  out  of  catatonia, 
  while  a  buzzing  loop  may  eventually  end  of  its  own  accord.  "The  program 
  buzzes  for  about  10  seconds  trying  to  sort  all  the  names  into  order." 
  See  {spin};  see  also  {grovel}.  2.  [ETA  Systems]  To  test  a  wire  or 
  printed  circuit  trace  for  continuity,  esp.  by  applying  an  AC  rather 
  than  DC  signal.  Some  wire  faults  will  pass  DC  tests  but  fail  an  AC 
  buzz  test.  3.  To  process  an  array  or  list  in  sequence,  doing  the  same 
  thing  to  each  element.  "This  loop  buzzes  through  the  tz  array  looking 
  for  a  terminator  type." 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  buzz 
 
  1.  Of  a  program,  to  run  with  no  indication  of  progress  and 
  perhaps  without  guarantee  of  ever  finishing;  especially  said 
  of  programs  thought  to  be  executing  a  {tight  loop}  of  code.  A 
  program  that  is  buzzing  appears  to  be  {catatonic},  but  never 
  gets  out  of  catatonia,  while  a  buzzing  loop  may  eventually  end 
  of  its  own  accord.  "The  program  buzzes  for  about  10  seconds 
  trying  to  sort  all  the  names  into  order."  See  {spin};  see 
  also  {grovel}. 
 
  2.  [ETA  Systems]  To  test  a  wire  or  printed  circuit  trace  for 
  continuity  by  applying  an  AC  rather  than  DC  signal.  Some  wire 
  faults  will  pass  DC  tests  but  fail  a  buzz  test. 
 
  3.  To  process  an  {array}  or  list  in  sequence,  doing  the  same 
  thing  to  each  element.  "This  loop  buzzes  through  the  tz  array 
  looking  for  a  terminator  type." 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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