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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Jargon used to describe the period of one clock tick on a computer.

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jiffy

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Jargon used to describe the period of one clock tick on a computer.

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jiffy

Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 14 words.

Jargon used to describe the period of one clock tick on a computer.

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jiffy

Darrel Ince.

in A Dictionary of the Internet

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computer Networking and Communications. 14 words.

Jargon used to describe the period of one clock tick on a computer.

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jiffy

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 112 words.

daffy, taffy • Amalfi • Cavafy, Gaddafi • Effie • beefy, Fifi, leafy • cliffy,

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jiffy

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 112 words.

daffy, taffy • Amalfi • Cavafy, Gaddafi • Effie • beefy, Fifi, leafy • cliffy,

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jiffy

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 11 words.

(colloq.) moment, minute, XVIII. of unkn. orig.

Also jiff XVIII.

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Jiffy tube

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

A disposable cellulose acetate or plastic tube with a straight or curved end of reduced dimension used to introduce materials into a root canal.

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jiffy <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 908 words.

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Jiffy tube <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 27 words.

A disposable cellulose acetate or plastic tube with a straight or curved end of reduced dimension used to introduce materials

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Jiffy, In a

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 43 words.

In a moment; in an instant. The origin of the word is unknown, but it gave the name to the

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