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smart

(of systems) operating as if by human intelligence by using automatic computer control

Smart

Christopher. 1722--71, British poet, author of A Song to David (1763) and Jubilate Agno (written 1758--63, published 1939). He was confined (1756--63) for religious mania and died in a debtors' prison

SMART

(1)
For MS-DOS?

smart

(programming)
Said of a program that does the Right Thing in a wide variety of complicated circumstances. There is a difference between calling a program smart and calling it intelligent; in particular, there do not exist any intelligent programs (yet - see AI-complete).

Compare robust (smart programs can be brittle).

smart

(hardware)
Incorporating some kind of digital electronics.

smart

(1) (S.M.A.R.T.) See SMART HDD.

(2) A popular high-tech term. See smartphone, smartwatch, smart appliance, smart car, smart home, smart garden, smart speaker, smart parking, smart luggage and intelligence.


Everything Is Smart These Days
In case you forget what you have in the fridge, this Samsung unit takes a photo every time the door closes, and its contents can be viewed remotely while in the supermarket. (Image courtesy of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., www.samsung.com)
References in classic literature ?
It was smartly put from his point of view--there was no denying that.
The breeze catches the plume in his hat and flutters it smartly.
Starkweather, standing by my side, tapped me smartly on the shoulder, and said,
Rachel rapped smartly at the kitchen door and stepped in when bidden to do so.
A bevy of three very smartly dressed young ladies, sweeping past our pew, started Peg off again.
He was socially celebrated for his ivory cane, with a snuff-box artfully let into the knob at the top--and he was socially dreaded for a hatred of modern institutions, which expressed itself in season and out of season, and which always showed the same, fatal knack of hitting smartly on the weakest place.
All the same, I think Smythe, too, was a little sensitive about being so small, though he carried it off more smartly.
Prepared--I know not why--to believe that the keeper is the guilty man--I go to the door and rap smartly on it.
One gusty, raw day at the end of April--the rain whipping the pavement of that ancient street where the old Slaughters' Coffee- house was once situated--George Osborne came into the coffee-room, looking very haggard and pale; although dressed rather smartly in a blue coat and brass buttons, and a neat buff waistcoat of the fashion of those days.
The smartly dressed and healthy-looking nurse, frightened at the idea of losing her place, muttered something to herself, and covering her bosom, smiled contemptuously at the idea of doubts being cast on her abundance of milk.
Lucille came out a few moments later, and looked up and down the street as her brougham drove smartly up.
Candy, hitting back smartly, said that Mr Franklin himself was, constitutionally speaking, groping in the dark after sleep, and that nothing but medicine could help him to find it.