from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The appearance of one or more false images on a television screen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The practice of hiding prisoners from inspection from (possibly hostile) outside inspectors.
- n. The effect that interference caused by a multipath reception problem has on a television screen.
- n. Ghost imaging.
- n. A form of identity theft in which someone steals the identity, and sometimes even the role within society, of a specific dead person (the "ghost") who is not widely known to be deceased.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
His offending started with stealing cars, but quickly progressed to "ghosting" - ripping off cannabis plantations in the forest around Kaingaroa - and growing it and selling it himself.
His eye fell on the baby, a strange expression ghosting over his face.
Oonishi shifted his shoulders, an impatient expression ghosting across his face.
The result is called ghosting - letters missing from what you actually typed, or additional letters that you didn't type.
Most previous solutions in the market have suffered from -- they may be able to recognize two fingers but actually not independently, and therefore there is something called ghosting, which has affected literally almost any touch screen you see out there.
But working details and police shifts at the same time, known as ghosting or double-dipping, is a well-known no-no that has been treated seriously in the past.
The image suffers from ghosting, which is too bad, because the transfers on these episodes really are pretty good most of the time.
- sometimes referred to as ghosting software - to back up your entire hard drive and everything on it, including the operating system.
The organizations charged that the document, entitled "Applicability of Geneva Conventions to 'Ghost Detainees' in Iraq" shows that the DOD interpreted the 'security internee' provisions of the Geneva Conventions to allow for 'ghosting' of detainees by prohibiting the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from visiting.
It is known as "ghosting" because, like a spectral image or a ghost, this collusion among market makers is difficult to detect.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.