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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

To compress a file using some compression algorithm. For example, ‘I crunched the program before I sent it over the Net.’

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crunch

Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 22 words.

To compress a *file using some *compression algorithm. For example, ‘I crunched the program before I sent it

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crunch

Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 22 words.

To compress a *file using some *compression algorithm. For example, ‘I crunched the program before I sent it

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crunch

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 29 words.

when (or if) it comes to the crunch when (or if) a point is reached or an event

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crunch

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

To compress a file using some compression algorithm. For example, ‘I crunched the program before I sent it over the Net.’

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Captain Crunch

Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 31 words.

A famous *cracker who used a free whistle given away with the American Captain Crunch breakfast cereal to imitate

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Captain Crunch

Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 31 words.

A famous *cracker who used a free whistle given away with the American Captain Crunch breakfast cereal to imitate

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crunch <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 80 words.

1 a generic term for women.

1976 Eble Campus Sl. Nov. 2: Crunch […] girls, especially girls responsive to sexual

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crunch <i>v.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 134 words.

1 to beat up.

1859 Hotten Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 27: CRUNCH, to crush. 1864, 1867, 1870 Hotten Sl.

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big crunch

Andrew Liddle and Jon Loveday.

in The Oxford Companion to Cosmology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 374 words.

The big crunch is one possible endpoint of the Universe's evolution. If the density of material in the Universe is

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Credit crunch, security crunch

Rob Rowlingson.

in ITNOW

January 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Computing. 0 words.

As we know ‘security is a process’ – but what sort of process? Rob Rowlingson, chief technology officer, OrbisIP, looks at the effects of the credit crunch on security.

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