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computing dictionary

1. <text, computer graphics> To display text as abstract dots and lines in order to give a preview of layout without actually being legible. This is faster than drawing the characters correctly which may require scaling or other transformations. Greeking is particularly useful when displaying a reduced image of a document where the text would be too small to be legible on the display anyway.

A related technique is lorem ipsum.

(01 Nov 2006)

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medical dictionary

Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian. Greek calends. See Calends. Greek Church, the Eastern Church; that part of Christendom which separated from the Roman or Western Church in the ninth century. It comprises the great bulk of the Christian population of Russia (of which this is the established church), Greece, Moldavia, and Wallachia. The Greek Church is governed by patriarchs and is called also the Byzantine Church. Greek cross. Greek fire, a combustible composition which burns under water, the constituents of which are supposed to be asphalt, with niter and sulphur. Greek rose, the flower campion.

Origin: AS. Grec, L. Graecus, Gr. ?: cf. F. Grec. Cf. Grecian.

(01 Mar 1998)

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