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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Slim  \Slim\,  a.  [Compar.  {Slimmer};  superl.  {Slimmest}.] 
  [Formerly,  bad  worthless,  weak,  slight,  awry,  fr  D.  slim; 
  akin  to  G.  schlimm  MHG.  slimp  oblique,  awry;  of  uncertain 
  origin.  The  meaning  of  the  English  word  seems  to  have  been 
  influenced  by  slender.] 
  1.  Worthless;  bad  [Prov.  Eng.  &  Scot.] 
  2.  Weak;  slight;  unsubstantial;  poor;  as  a  slim  argument. 
  ``That  was  a  slim  excuse.''  --Barrow. 
  3.  Of  small  diameter  or  thickness  in  proportion  to  the  height 
  or  length;  slender;  as  a  slim  person;  a  slim  tree. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  being  of  delicate  or  slender  build;  "she  was  slender  as  a 
  willow  shoot  is  slender"-  Frank  Norris;  "a  slim  girl 
  with  straight  blonde  hair";  "watched  her  slight  figure 
  cross  the  street"  [syn:  {slender},  {slight}] 
  2:  small  in  quantity;  "slender  wages";  "a  slim  chance  of 
  winning";  "a  small  surplus"  [syn:  {slender}] 
  v  :  take  off  weight  [syn:  {reduce},  {melt  off},  {lose  weight},  {slenderize}, 
  {thin},  {slim  down}]  [ant:  {gain}] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  slim  n.  A  small  derivative  change  (e.g.,  to  code). 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  VLSI  language  for  translating  DFA's  into  circuits. 
  J.L.  Hennessy,  "SLIM:  A  Simulation  and  Implementation  Language 
  for  VLSI  Microcode",  Lambda,  Apr  1981,  pp.20-28. 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  small  derivative  change  (e.g.  to  code). 

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