1. <programming language> A family of programming languages, POP-1, POP-2, POP-10, Pop-11, POP++, POP-9X, POPLOG.

2. Post Office Protocol.

See also: pop, PoP.

(01 Feb 1996)

Preferred term: Point Of Presence

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<computer programming> To remove something from the top of a stack.

Opposite of push.

(Not to be confused with Post Office Protocol or POP-1 the language).

(01 Feb 1996)

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1. A small, sharp, quick explosive sound or report; as, to go off with a pop.

2. An unintoxicating beverage which expels the cork with a pop from the bottle containing it; as, ginger pop; lemon pop, etc.

3. <zoology> The European redwing. Pop corn. Corn, or maize, of peculiar excellence for popping; especially, a kind the grains of which are small and compact. Popped corn; which has been popped.

Origin: Of imitative origin. Cf. Poop.

(01 Mar 1998)

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