Definitions

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  • adj. Knowledgeable and well-informed.

Etymologies

From clue +‎ -ful, by analogy with clueless. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (Take a look at this excellent page designed by Ottawa Wireless's PR firm: it's exactly the kind of clueful PR that should be encouraged: he's putting his money -- or maps -- where his mouth is.)

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • Causes such as transparency, openness and open standards are so critical that it's important there be wise, "clueful" people throughout the industry working for those issues, said Bradley Horowitz, a vice president of product management at Google, at the Supernova conference.

    Techworld.com News

  • BH: I suggested we hire some "clueful" people but was told, correctly, that it's important to have these people outside of Google to keep Google on its toes.

    Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal

  • Causes such as transparency, openness and open standards are so critical that it's important there be wise, "clueful" people throughout the industry working for those issues, said Bradley Horowitz, a vice president of product management at Google, at the Supernova conference in San Francisco.

    Latest from Computerworld

  • But changing the culture at a big company takes time, and all shouting "FAIL!" accomplishes is to make that clueful person (who actually follows their presence in social media) feel bad, while all their coworkers continue on, blissfully unaware of your criticism.

    The End of Fail - Anil Dash

  • Sasha sounds awesomely clueful and hopefully does feel that way, but she presumably wouldn't see it as exotic anyway as she comes from the same part of the world.

    Actual Fan Email, Actual Response.

  • Hopefully clueful companies and parents will recognize the value of reality based education elsewhere

    education

  • There's even clueful white people who have written about race and racism.

    a suggestion.

  • Boucher has been consistently clueful about tech topics for far longer than I've been writing this column.

    Faster Forward: Post-election tech-policy forecast: Nothing

  • The point being, I guess, that there are pockets of clueful people in any large enough organization.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

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  • I tried to submit this to the "Hacker's Dictionary" aka "Jargon File". Eric Raymond wouldn't accept it because he said it was a generally accepted word, not jargon! Too bad nobody told the OED...

    February 2, 2007