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win

(jargon)
(Said of people, computers, algorithms, programs) (To be) a success at a given task.

E.g. "WYSIWYG is a clear win for small documents".

"winnitude" is the quality that something which wins has. "winning" is often (ab)used as an adjective.

Synonyms: cuspy, elegant. Antonym: lose. Compare lossy, lossless.

Win

(1) A short name for Windows versions; for example, Win7, Win8 and Win10. In the 1990s, the executable program name for Windows 3.0 and 3.1 was WIN.EXE, which was typed in after DOS booted. Microsoft surely must have enjoyed having millions of people type "win" every time they launched Windows. See Windows 3.0.

(2) All the Windows "how to's" in this encyclopedia contain a "Win" prefix.

(3) (WIN) (Wireless Intelligent Network) A control system for cellular phone networks. Also known as IS-41 and ANSI-41, WIN and EDGE were key elements in the UWC-136 initiative. See UWC Consortium.
References in classic literature ?
If he wins, he will be at liberty, perhaps, to give vent to a laugh, or to pass a remark on the circumstance to a bystander, or to stake again, or to double his stake; but, even this he must do solely out of curiosity, and for the pleasure of watching the play of chances and of calculations, and not because of any vulgar desire to win.
On the other hand, I saw a Frenchman first win, and then lose,
And even if you were to WIN much I should be compromised," he added in a meaning sort of way.
If perchance I should be there," he said, "and if perchance I should win the iron chieftainess, the axe Groan-Maker, and rule over the People of the Axe, you should not live far from the shadow of the axe thenceforward, maid Zinita.
It is well, Wolf-Man, though some might not wish to dwell in that shadow; but first you must win the axe.
To him who can win it, it shall be, and with it the chieftainship of the People of the Axe.
5) He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.
If Rob had been grimly resolved to win the arrow before, the sight of her sweet face multiplied his determination an hundredfold.
The first three archers again struck true, amid the loud applause of the onlookers; for they were general favorites and expected to win.
Nay," said Rob, "but you are a good fellow by this token, and if I win not, I hope you may keep the prize from yon strutters.
In truth I care not for the golden bauble and wished to win it in despite of the Sheriff for whom I have no love.
If Schumacher can win at Pomona, he will become the first top fuel driver in NHRA history to win five races in a row.