Vague term used to describe "smooth" transformations of a data set into a different form, especially transformations that do not lose information. Connotes less pain than munch or crunch. "He wrote a program that massages X bitmap files into GIF format." Compare slurp.

(01 Jul 2002)

The systematic therapeutic friction, stroking and kneading of the body.

Origin: Fr., Gr. Massein = to knead

(11 Mar 2008)