from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An incidental or subordinate design or purpose.


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  • Executives at the firm are acutely aware that its relative success makes it a giant target therefore the by-design strategy of flying below the radar.

    David Dixon: Goldman Sachs -- It's About Bonuses

  • These by-design relationships group together students of different industries, job experience, academic background, gender and location create what the school believes to be the most effective learning environment.

    Six Degrees of E.M.B.A. Relationships

  • Zeus is the first major botnet to exploit a PDF's/Launch feature, which is, strictly speaking, not a security vulnerability but actually a by-design function of Adobe's specification.


  • (Anthony Hopkins, in full-on scenery-chewing mode) and his would-be sister-in-law, the lovely Gwen Conliffe (Emily Blunt, striving but mostly failing to bring some gravitas to a by-design one-dimensional role). stories

  • Well, according to the development team of a certain Fortune 100 company, this behavior is by-design ...

    Huddled Masses

  • "This time, Microsoft claims that there are no by-design uses for this ActiveX Control,"

    Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online | News

  • I'm not sure whether you guys are aware of this "by-design" issue or not.

    Michael Sync

  • Our investigation has shown that there are no by-design uses for this ActiveX Control in Internet Explorer which includes all of the Class Identifiers within the msvidctl. dll that hosts this ActiveX Control.

  • This is by-design because the WPD and Sensor platform drivers are built on top of the User Mode Driver Framework (WUDF).

    MSDN Blogs

  • Obviously the author of the class in question did not think that extending the class was a by-design scenario

    MSDN Blogs


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