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snippet

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From snip +‎ -et. Compare snippock.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

snippet (plural snippets)

  1. a tiny piece or part
    From the snippet I heard of their rehearsal, they sound pretty good.
    • 1902, Beatrix Potter, The Tailor of Gloucester:
      He cut his coats without waste; according to his embroidered cloth, they were very small ends and snippets that lay about upon the table …
  2. (computing) a textfile 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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VerbEdit

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 notesEdit

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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