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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cookbook  \Cook"book`\  (-b[oo^]k`),  n. 
  A  book  of  directions  and  receipts  for  cooking;  a  cookery 
  book.  [U.S.] 
 
  ``Just  How'':  a  key  to  the  cookbooks.  --Mrs.  A.  D. 
  T.  Whitney. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cookbook 
  n  :  a  book  of  recipes  and  cooking  directions  [syn:  {cookery  book}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  cookbook  n.  [from  amateur  electronics  and  radio]  A  book  of  small 
  code  segments  that  the  reader  can  use  to  do  various  {magic}  things 
  in  programs.  One  current  example  is  the  "{{PostScript}}  Language  Tutorial 
  and  Cookbook"  by  Adobe  Systems,  Inc  (Addison-Wesley,  ISBN  0-201-10179-3), 
  also  known  as  the  {Blue  Book}  which  has  recipes  for  things  like  wrapping 
  text  around  arbitrary  curves  and  making  3D  fonts.  Cookbooks,  slavishly 
  followed,  can  lead  one  into  {voodoo  programming},  but  are  useful  for 
  hackers  trying  to  {monkey  up}  small  programs  in  unknown  languages. 
  This  function  is  analogous  to  the  role  of  phrasebooks  in  human  languages. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  cookbook 
 
    (From  amateur  electronics  and  radio)  A  book  of 
  small  code  segments  that  the  reader  can  use  to  do  various 
  {magic}  things  in  programs. 
 
  One  current  example  is  the  "{PostScript}  Language  Tutorial  and 
  Cookbook"  by  Adobe  Systems,  Inc  (Addison-Wesley,  ISBN 
  0-201-10179-3),  also  known  as  the  {Blue  Book}  which  has 
  recipes  for  things  like  wrapping  text  around  arbitrary  curves 
  and  making  3D  fonts. 
 
  Cookbooks,  slavishly  followed,  can  lead  one  into  {voodoo 
  programming},  but  are  useful  for  hackers  trying  to  {monkey  up} 
  small  programs  in  unknown  languages.  This  function  is 
  analogous  to  the  role  of  phrasebooks  in  human  languages. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-04) 
 
 




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