graceful exit


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graceful exit

[¦grās·fəl ′eg·zət]
(computer science)
The ability to escape from a problem situation in a computer program without having to reboot the computer.

graceful exit

The ability to get out of a crash or other problem situation in an application without having to turn the computer off. See graceful degradation.
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Even Britain has come to demand that Taliban be dialogued, not exterminated, and that a graceful exit strategy for NATO be considered.
It will be a graceful exit if you steal yourself to let go.
We have a disastrous situation of a leadership that doesn't know the meaning of a graceful exit," Ashrawi said.
Sometimes, though, no matter what a CIO does, the new dynamic will just not work and the only answer is a graceful exit.
Mr Samak had refused to resign or call fresh elections, and many believed the court ruling could give him an opportunity to make a graceful exit without losing face.
I made a graceful exit from dance, but I have seen retired dancers flounder for years.
Tsvangirai also rejected the idea of a coalition government with Mugabe, which some have suggested would allow the 84-year-old Mugabe a graceful exit and prevent further violence.
It is a Rolls though so there is no vulgarity here: the sat-nav is hidden behind the dash and only comes out when needed, the doors swing back to allow for a more graceful exit and folding metal roofs can be left to the German makers, the hood on this car is fabric.
EL SEGUNDO -- Chris Mihm made a graceful exit, Smush Parker lobbed a few parting shots.
Clearly, he should make a graceful exit from the Diet.
This business about a graceful exit just simply has no realism to it whatsoever," Bush said.
He added: "I know there's a lot of speculation that these reports in Washington mean there's going to be some kind of graceful exit out of Iraq.