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pip

1
1. the seed of a fleshy fruit, such as an apple or pear
2. any of the segments marking the surface of a pineapple
3. a rootstock or flower of the lily of the valley or certain other plants

pip

2
1. a short high-pitched sound, a sequence of which can act as a time signal, esp on radio
2. a radar blip
3. 
a. a spot or single device, such as a spade, diamond, heart, or club on a playing card
b. any of the spots on dice or dominoes

pip

3
a contagious disease of poultry characterized by the secretion of thick mucus in the mouth and throat

pip

[pip]
(electronics)

pip

i. The display of a received pulse on a cathode-ray tube of a radar. Also called a blip
ii. An artificial signal on a radarscope, similar to a blip, used for reference.

Pip

how orphan Philip Pirrup says his name. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]

Pip

Philip Pirrip, orphaned as an infant. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
See: Orphan

PIP

(tool)
Peripheral Interchange Program.

A program on CP/M, RSX-11, RSTS/E, TOPS-10, and OS/8 (derived from a utility on the PDP-6) that was used for file copying (and in OS/8 and RT-11 for just about every other file operation you might want to do). It is said that when the program was written, during the development of the PDP-6 in 1963, it was called ATLATL ("Anything, Lord, to Anything, Lord"; this played on the Nahuatl word "atlatl" for a spear-thrower, with connotations of utility and primitivity that were no doubt quite intentional).

See also BLT, dd, cat.

PIP

(1) (Picture-In-Picture) Viewing a small video window in the middle of a full-screen video display. Although widely used for TV, it is also used in videoconferencing to see how you appear to others in the conference. See picture-in-picture.

(2) (Partner Interface Process) See RosettaNet.

(3) (Peripheral Interchange Program) A CP/M utility program that was used to copy files.