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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cookey  \Cook"ey\,  Cookie  \Cook"ie\,  n. 
  See  {Cooky}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cookie 
  n  1:  any  of  various  small  flat  sweet  cakes  (`biscuit'  is  the 
  British  term)  [syn:  {cooky},  {biscuit}] 
  2:  the  cook  on  a  ranch  or  at  a  camp  [syn:  {cooky}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  cookie  n.  A  handle,  transaction  ID  or  other  token  of 
  agreement  between  cooperating  programs.  "I  give  him  a  packet,  he  gives 
  me  back  a  cookie."  The  claim  check  you  get  from  a  dry-cleaning  shop  is  a 
  perfect  mundane  example  of  a  cookie;  the  only  thing  it's  useful  for  is  to 
  relate  a  later  transaction  to  this  one  (so  you  get  the  same  clothes  back). 
  Syn.  {magic  cookie};  see  also  {fortune  cookie}.  Now  mainstream  in  the 
  specific  sense  of  web-browser  cookies. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  cookie 
 
  1.    A  handle,  transaction  ID  or  other  token  of 
  agreement  between  cooperating  programs.  "I  give  him  a  packet, 
  he  gives  me  back  a  cookie". 
 
  The  claim  check  you  get  from  a  dry-cleaning  shop  is  a  perfect 
  mundane  example  of  a  cookie;  the  only  thing  it's  useful  for  is 
  to  relate  a  later  transaction  to  this  one  (so  you  get  the  same 
  clothes  back). 
 
  Another  example  is  an  {HTTP  cookie}. 
 
  Compare  {magic  cookie};  see  also  {fortune  cookie}. 
 
  2.    A  {cracker}  term  for  the  {password}  list 
  on  a  {multi-user}  computer. 
 
  3.    An  adjective  describing  a  computer  that  just 
  became  {toast}. 
 
  (1997-04-14) 
 
 




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