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demented


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demented  \De*ment"ed\,  a.  [From  {Dement}.] 
  Insane;  mad;  of  unsound  mind.  --  {De*ment"ed*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demented 
  adj  :  affected  with  madness  or  insanity;  "a  man  who  had  gone  mad" 
  [syn:  {brainsick},  {crazy},  {distracted},  {disturbed}, 
  {mad},  {sick},  {unbalanced},  {unhinged}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  demented  adj  Yet  another  term  of  disgust  used  to  describe  a 
  malfunctioning  program.  The  connotation  in  this  case  is  that  the 
  program  works  as  designed,  but  the  design  is  bad  Said  for  example, 
  of  a  program  that  generates  large  numbers  of  meaningless  error  messages, 
  implying  that  it  is  on  the  brink  of  imminent  collapse.  Compare  {wonky}, 
  {brain-damaged},  {bozotic}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  demented 
 
  Yet  another  term  of  disgust  used  to  describe  a  program.  The 
  connotation  in  this  case  is  that  the  program  works  as 
  designed,  but  the  design  is  bad  Said  for  example,  of  a 
  program  that  generates  large  numbers  of  meaningless  error 
  messages,  implying  that  it  is  on  the  brink  of  imminent 
  collapse. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-07) 
 
 




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