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Etymology

From Middle English stubbe, "tree stump" < Old English stybb

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
stub

Plural
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stub ({{{1}}})
  1. Something blunted, stunted, or cut short, such as stubble or a stump.
  2. A piece of certain paper items, designed to be torn off and kept for record or identification purposes.
    check stub, ticket stub, payment stub
  3. (computing) A placeholder procedure that has the signature of the planned procedure but does not yet implement the intended behavior. ([1], [2], [3]).
    • 1996, Chip Weems, Nell Dale, Pascal:
      Even though the stub is a dummy, it allows us to determine whether the procedure is called at the right time by the program or calling procedure.
  4. (computing) A procedure that translates requests from external systems into a format suitable for processing and then submits those requests for processing. ([4], [5], [6])
    • 2002, Judith M Myerson, The Complete Book of Middleware:
      After this, the server stub calls the actual procedure on the server.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A page providing only minimal information and intended for later development.
  6. The remaining part of the docked tail of a dog
  7. An unequal first or last interest calculation period, as a part of a financial swap contract

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Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to stub

Third person singular
stub

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
b

to stub (third-person singular simple present stub, present participle b, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To remove most of a tree, bush, or other rooted plant by cutting it close to the ground.
  2. To remove a plant by pulling it out by the roots.
  3. To jam, hit, or bump, especially a toe.
    I stubbed my toe trying to find the light switch in the dark.

Translations


Bosnian

Noun

stub m (plural stubovi)

  1. column
  2. pillar
  3. pier

Croatian

Noun

stȗb m. (expressively)

  1. pillar
  2. column (upright supporting beam)

Synonyms


Serbian

Noun

stub m. (plural stubovi) (Cyrillic spelling стуб)

  1. column
  2. pillar
  3. pier

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