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Snippet

English

Etymology

From snip +‎ -et. Compare snippock.

Pronunciation

Noun

snippet (plural snippets)

  1. A small part of something, such as a song or fabric; sample.
    From the snippet I heard of their rehearsal, they sound pretty good.
  2. (computing) A text file containing a relatively small amount of code, useless by itself, along with instructions for inserting that code into a larger codebase.

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Verb

snippet (third-person singular simple present snippets, present participle snippeting or (irregular) snippetting, simple past and past participle snippeted or (irregular) snippetted)

  1. To produce a snippet (small part), to excerpt.
  2. To make small cuts, to snip, particularly with scissors.

Usage notes

Particularly used in computing, for excerpts of search or query results.

Doubled 'tt' is incorrect per standard spelling rules, but reasonably common.

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