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tip

1
1. a payment given for services in excess of the standard charge; gratuity
2. a piece of inside information, esp in betting or investing

tip

2
a glancing hit in cricket

tip

[tip]
(design engineering)
A piece of material secured to and differing from a cutter tooth or blade.
(electricity)
The contacting part at the end of a phone plug.
(electronics)
A small protuberance on the envelope of an electron tube, resulting from the closing of the envelope after evacuation.

TIP

tip

i. The extremities of airfoils, such as in wing tips.
ii. The angle of rotation of a reconnaissance camera about an aircraft transverse axis. Also called pitch.

TIP

(1)
Texas Instruments Pascal.

TIP

(2)
A Unix program for interactive communication via serial lines.

Unix manual page: tip(1).

TIP

(Trouble In Paradise) A freeware program from Gibson Research Corporation, Laguna Hills, CA (www.grc.com) that checks the health of Zip and Jaz drives. See click of death. See also tip and ring.
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Former champion Steve Davis blasted the Englishman and said: "The World Snooker Association will have to look at this - you can't take your cue tip off during a match.
Deloitte and Touche has launched an affordable, cost effective toll-free Tip offs Anonymous service that will enable employees of companies registered for this service to anonymously give tips on fraudulent or corrupt activities taking place in their organisation.
May 20, 1994: Officers acting on a tip off from Haase searched an address in Heathwaite Crescent, Norris Green, and found 600 bullet cases, bullet heads, gun powder and a bullet press.
O'Sullivan struggled to hit anything approaching top gear and bit the tip off his cue as Henry won the match.
INDIANAPOLIS -- McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) has officially kicked off their countdown to tip off with the announcement of the head coaches for the 28th annual McDonald's(R) All American(TM) Boys High School Basketball Game, and the fourth annual Girls Game, set to take place on Wednesday, March 30 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.