snippet (plural snippets)
- A small part of something, such as a song or fabric; sample.
- 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 […]
- 1959 April, P. Ransome-Wallis, “The Southern in trouble on the Kent Coast”, in Trains Illustrated, page 216:
- On another occasion a "Schools" class, No. 30911 Dover, with a load of eight bogies on the same train was badly delayed by signals all the way, but made very determined attempts to pick up time whenever possible. This resulted in a sustained speed of 50 m.p.h. up Sole Street bank and several snippets in the "eighties".
- 1988, Roald Dahl, Matilda:
- Miss Honey smiled. It was extraordinary, she told herself, how this little snippet of a girl seemed suddenly to be taking charge of her problems, and with such authority, too.
- (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.
- (small part): excerpt
a tiny piece or part
a textfile containing a relatively small amount of code
- (transitive, often computing) To produce a snippet (small part) of; to excerpt.
- We snippeted the blog posts for display on the home page.
- To make small cuts, to snip, particularly with scissors.
- Doubled ‘tt’ is incorrect per standard spelling rules, but reasonably common.
- (tiny part): excerpt