snippet

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EtymologyEdit

From snip +‎ -et. Compare snippock.

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NounEdit

snippet ‎(plural snippets)

  1. A small part of something, such as a song or program; sample.
    From the snippet I heard of their rehearsal, they sound pretty good.
  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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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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