from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pasta in long, often thick strands.
- n. Electricity A slender tube of insulating material that covers bare wire.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of pasta made in the shape of long thin strings.
- n. A dish that has spaghetti as a main part of it, such as spaghetti bolognese.
- n. Informally, any type of pasta.
- n. Electrical insulating tubing.
- n. Anything tangled or confusing.
- n. A short form of spaghetti code.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety or macaroni made in tubes of small diameter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of Italian macaroni made in the form of cords smaller than ordinary macaroni, but several times larger than the threads of vermicelli.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. spaghetti served with a tomato sauce
- n. pasta in the form of long strings
In English, the term spaghetti evokes a particular shape of long noodle.
This is what we call the spaghetti model charts, and each individual line here is a different computer model out putting a forecast for you, and see how they all line up.
This is what we referred to as our spaghetti models.
This kind of falls in the center of what we see, some of those what we call the spaghetti models, the computer-generated models.
In fact, take a look at this, just very quickly, this is what we refer to as our spaghetti model.
Computer models, what we call spaghetti models, could move across the northern coast of Cuba.
These are what we call spaghetti model forecasts, just because they look like a bunch of strings of spaghetti, don't they?
We've laid down what we call our spaghetti map where all our different computer models.
SCHNEIDER: Mike, we're showing right now what we call our spaghetti map.
He then turned on his tape, listening to Beethoven's joyous Seventh, but remembering how Claggett had objected to what he called spaghetti music, he found it distasteful.
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