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bit decay

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Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
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Noun

Singular
bit decay

Plural
-

bit decay (-)
  1. (computing) Bit rot: the putative tendency of content in storage to become corrupt over time.
  2. (computing) Bit rot: the tendency of software in storage to develop bugs over time due to minor incompatibilities with newer operating environments.

Usage notes

  • In both senses, the synonymous bit rot is more common.

Synonyms

  • (putative tendency of content): bit rot
  • (tendency of software): bit rot

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