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edge

Maths
a. a line along which two faces or surfaces of a solid meet
b. a line joining two vertices of a graph

edge

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(mathematics)
A line along which two plane faces of a solid intersect.
A line segment connecting nodes or vertices in a graph (a geometric representation of the relation among situations).
The edge of a half plane is the line that bounds it. Also known as arc.

Edge

(1) The Web browser in Windows 10. See Edge browser.

(2) A type of Samsung smartphone with a wrap-around screen. See Note Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge.

(3) (EDGE) (Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution - or GSM Evolution) A 2.5G digital data service provided by GSM cellular carriers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. Also called "Enhanced GPRS" (EGPRS), EDGE works on EDGE cellphones as well as laptops and portable devices that have EDGE modems. Superseding the GPRS data service, EDGE users have experienced downstream data rates up to 200 Kbps. When 3G or 4G service is unavailable, smartphones may drop down to the lower-speed EDGE service. See cellular generations, cellular vs. Wi-Fi, GSM, GPRS, TDMA and UWC-136.


Dual Support
If an iPhone 3G finds a 3G cell tower, it uses the higher HSDPA speed. However, it throttles down to EDGE (E) if a 3G HSDPA channel is not available. See HSPA.




Dual Support
If an iPhone 3G finds a 3G cell tower, it uses the higher HSDPA speed. However, it throttles down to EDGE (E) if a 3G HSDPA channel is not available. See HSPA.
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He said: "It is called the Champions League, after all, and having teams take part who aren't even their national champions takes the edge off it.
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Man, that sure takes the edge off breakfast, mais non?