- n. computing A program that produces its own source code as output.
- v. philosophy To deny the existence or significance of something obviously real or important.
- From the name of the logician Willard van Orman Quine, via Douglas Hofstadter. (Wiktionary)
“A quine is a computer program which produces its own source code.”
“There, the French-speaking population called a set of five numbers a "quine," as in "keen.”
“A '' 'quine' '' is a computer program which produces its own source code.”
“In denying the existence of synonymy, he denied analyticity, and gave rise to a new infinitive "to quine" – meaning, to deny distinctions.”
“Ai hadda gud dae… Maed shur teh kidz awl nu teh K9, Fee Lyn, E quine, Bow vine stuff.”
“Croghan's blunt journal entry records her passing, "Alequeapy, ye old quine is dead.”
“In fact, all of the functionality that you mentioned is freely available in Sitemeter except the outbound link and comment tracking. reply christopher quine”
“It's nae the kin o 'life that a gentle quine can thole”
“With an old syrup can (to hold the bait) & a candle for a light pullars = peeler crabs - soft-shelled for bait boo = bow quine = quean (young woman) thole = endure yole = fishing yawl littlen = little one caaed sair deen = get up for work too early gran'est o 'yer gear = the best one might have loup = flip-flop qued = could bairn = child”
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