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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jam  \Jam\,  n.  (Mining) 
  See  {Jamb}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jam  \Jam\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jammed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jamming}.]  [Either  fr  jamb,  as  if  squeezed  between  jambs, 
  or  more  likely  from  the  same  source  as  champ  See  {Champ}.] 
  1.  To  press  into  a  close  or  tight  position;  to  crowd;  to 
  squeeze;  to  wedge  in 
 
  The  .  .  .  jammed  in  between  two  rocks.  --De  Foe. 
 
  2.  To  crush  or  bruise;  as  to  jam  a  finger  in  the  crack  of  a 
  door.  [Colloq.] 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  To  bring  (a  vessel)  so  close  to  the  wind  that  half 
  her  upper  sails  are  laid  aback.  --W.  C.  Russell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jam  \Jam\,  n. 
  1.  A  mass  of  people  or  objects  crowded  together;  also  the 
  pressure  from  a  crowd;  a  crush;  as  a  jam  in  a  street;  a 
  jam  of  logs  in  a  river. 
 
  2.  An  injury  caused  by  jamming.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jam  \Jam\,  n.  [Per.  or  Hind.  j[=a]mah  garment,  robe.] 
  A  kind  of  frock  for  children. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jam  \Jam\,  n.  [Prob.  fr  jam,  v.;  but  cf  also  Ar  jamad  ice, 
  jelly,  j[=a]mid  congealed,  jamd  congelation,  ice.] 
  A  preserve  of  fruit  boiled  with  sugar  and  water;  as 
  raspberry  jam;  currant  jam;  grape  jam. 
 
  {Jam  nut}.  See  {Check  nut},  under  {Check}. 
 
  {Jam  weld}  (Forging),  a  butt  weld.  See  under  {Butt}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jam 
  n  1:  preserve  of  crushed  fruit 
  2:  informal  terms  for  a  difficult  situation;  "he  got  into  a 
  terrible  fix";  "he  made  a  muddle  of  his  marriage"  [syn:  {fix}, 
  {hole},  {mess},  {muddle},  {pickle},  {kettle  of  fish}] 
  3:  a  dense  crowd  of  people  [syn:  {crush},  {press}] 
  4:  deliberate  radiation  or  reflection  of  electromagnetic  energy 
  for  the  purpose  of  disrupting  enemy  use  of  electronic 
  devices  or  systems  [syn:  {jamming},  {electronic  jamming}] 
  v  1:  press  tightly  together  or  cram;  "The  crowd  packed  the 
  auditorium"  [syn:  {throng},  {mob},  {pack},  {pile}] 
  2:  push  forcibly,  as  of  brakes:  "The  driver  jammed  the  brake 
  pedal  to  the  floor" 
  3:  crus  or  bruise;  "jam  a  toe"  [syn:  {crush}] 
  4:  interfere  with  or  prevent  the  reception  of  signals;  "Jam  the 
  Voice  of  America";  "block  the  signals  emitted  by  this 
  station"  [syn:  {block}] 
  5:  get  stuck  and  immobilized;  "the  mechanism  jammed" 
  6:  crowd  or  pack  to  capacity;  "the  theater  was  jampacked"  [syn: 
  {jampack},  {ram},  {chock  up},  {cram},  {wad},  {pack}] 
  7:  block  passage  through  "obstruct  the  path"  [syn:  {obstruct}, 
  {impede},  {occlude},  {block},  {close  up}]  [ant:  {free}] 
  8:  eat  until  one  is  sated;  "He  filled  up  on  turkey"  [syn:  {fill 
  up},  {fill},  {stuff},  {cram}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  JaM 
 
  John  and  Martin.  An  interpreted  {FORTH}-like  graphics 
  language  by  John  Warnock  and  Martin  Newell,  {Xerox  PARC}, 
  1978.  JaM  was  the  forerunner  of  both  {Interpress}  and 
  {PostScript}.  It  is  mentioned  in  PostScript  Language 
  reference  Manual,  Adobe  Systems,  A-W  1985. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  jam 
 
  A  condition  on  a  network  where  two  nodes  transmitting 
  simultaneously  detect  the  collision  and  continue  to  transmit 
  for  a  certain  time  (4  to  6  bytes  on  Ethernet)  to  ensure  that 
  the  collision  has  been  detected  by  all  nodes  involved. 
 
  (1994-12-12) 
 
 




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