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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.
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Elsewhere Robbie Keane's late winner earned Spurs a 3-2 away victory in Portugal after Braga had fought back from two goals down.
It was Keane's work that gave Sheringham so much space, though, and that earned Spurs three points in the end.
A superb Christian Ziege free-kick (above) earned Spurs a share of the spoils in the North London derby and saw the Gunners drift from 10-11 to 11-10 to retain their title.
The report mentioned that Lamela earned Spurs their first penalty in the game when he was fouled by Tiraspol player Djibril Paye after a mazy run.
As soon after, Erik Lamela's deflected free-kick earned Spurs a corner which Holtby delivered to the near-post for an airborne Paulinho to stab home.
Gylfi Sigurdsson earned Spurs a share of the spoils after Phil Jagielka and Mirallas - the latter with a fine solo effort - had cancelled out Emmanuel Adebayor's early opening goal at White Hart Lane.
Gylfi Sigurdsson earned Spurs a share of the spoils after Phil Jagielka and Mirallas had cancelled out Emmanuel Adebayor's early opening goal at White Hart Lane.
Strikes from Emmanuel Adebayor and Gylfi Sigurdsson earned Spurs a respectable result.
Arsenal came from two goals down to draw at home to Liverpool, Everton beat West Brom 2-1, a late Gareth Bale goal earned Spurs a draw at Norwich, and Dimitar Berbatov celebrated his 32nd birthday with Fulham's opener in a 2-1 win over West Ham.
A brilliant solo strike from Gareth Bale earned Spurs a draw at Carrow Road to extend Norwich's winless run to seven games.
The 29-year-old earned Spurs a deserved Premier League 1-0 win at White Hart Lane, turning well before firing home in the 63rd minute.
One link-up with the Modric might have earned Spurs a goal, but the Croatian couldn't keep his header down and Bale was then unlucky with a shot which shaved a post before his afternoon was ended prematurely.