Definitions

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  • noun computing The use of thunks (data mappings).

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Examples

  • That 'thunking' noise you are hearing is the sound of millions of Republicans falling to their knees, praying that NY Mayor Bloomberg enters the race as an independent.

    "'Twas the Night Before Caucus: The Republicans."

  • The Win32 API first introduced with Windows NT was adopted as the standard 32-bit programming interface, with Win16 compatibility being preserved through a technique known as "thunking".

    Elias Kai Google-Kai.com

  • (called "thunking" by programmers), it runs slower.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • That was when the bullets began thunking into the steel wall around her.

    Gideon’s war

  • A short distance away, a large bellows worked slowly and methodically, emitting a dull thunking sound as it operated.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • A short distance away, a large bellows worked slowly and methodically, emitting a dull thunking sound as it operated.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • That was when the bullets began thunking into the steel wall around her.

    Gideon’s war

  • Since then, the GOP has been like a washing machine in spin cycle with an unbalanced load, clunking and thunking its way across the laundry room because one side of it has a big heavy wet blanket pulling it off center.

    Off Center

  • That was when the bullets began thunking into the steel wall around her.

    Gideon’s war

  • The scene-y waterfront restaurant aims to be a destination in its own right (with the thunking soundtrack to prove it).

    Dream Hideaways: The World's Top Microboutique Hotels

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  • "The overall process of intercepting the generic mouse-click message, determining registered handlers, dispatching to those handlers, retrieving results, and applying results to the current page can be described as thunking the mouse-click event. In this sense, 'to thunk' describes the overall process of detecting a condition that requires re-translation and/or re-packaging of the initial data along with the dispatching and/or handling computer code to support the required action."

    - Wikipedia.

    August 15, 2008