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catatonic


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catatonic 
  adj  :  (medical)  characterized  by  catatonia  especially  either 
  rigidity  or  extreme  laxness  of  limbs 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  catatonic  adj  Describes  a  condition  of  suspended  animation  in 
  which  something  is  so  {wedged}  or  {hung}  that  it  makes  no  response. 
  If  you  are  typing  on  a  terminal  and  suddenly  the  computer  doesn't  even 
  echo  the  letters  back  to  the  screen  as  you  type  let  alone  do  what  you're 
  asking  it  to  do  then  the  computer  is  suffering  from  catatonia  (possibly 
  because  it  has  crashed).  "There  I  was  in  the  middle  of  a  winning  game 
  of  {nethack}  and  it  went  catatonic  on  me!  Aaargh!"  Compare  {buzz}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  catatonic 
 
  Describes  a  condition  of  suspended  animation  in  which 
  something  is  so  {wedged}  or  {hung}  that  it  makes  no  response. 
  If  you  are  typing  on  a  {terminal}  and  suddenly  the  computer 
  doesn't  even  echo  the  letters  back  to  the  screen  as  you  type 
  let  alone  do  what  you're  asking  it  to  do  then  the  computer  is 
  suffering  from  catatonia  (possibly  because  it  has  crashed). 
  Compare  {buzz}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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