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(Said of people, computers, algorithms, programs) (To be) a success at a given task.

E.g. "WYSIWYG is a clear win for small documents".

"winnitude" is the quality that something which wins has. "winning" is often (ab)used as an adjective.

Synonyms: cuspy, elegant. Antonym: lose. Compare lossy, lossless.


(1) A short name for Windows versions; for example, Win7, Win8 and Win10. In the 1990s, the executable program name for Windows 3.0 and 3.1 was WIN.EXE, which was typed in after DOS booted. Microsoft surely must have enjoyed having millions of people type "win" every time they launched Windows. See Windows 3.0.

(2) All the Windows "how to's" in this encyclopedia contain a "Win" prefix.

(3) (WIN) (Wireless Intelligent Network) A control system for cellular phone networks. Also known as IS-41 and ANSI-41, WIN and EDGE were key elements in the UWC-136 initiative. See UWC Consortium.
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At Valladolid, Sergio Garcia scored two second half goals to lead Betis, who snapped a six-match winless run.
In pool B, Team Phoenix defeated winless Whickham Hurricanes 33-18, but then lost heavily 29-15 to Newcastle Griffins B.
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Blaze Spikers head coach George Pascua knew playing against a winless team would be a tough outing with the Power Spikers fighting for dear life.
Syra Romo led the winless PUP with 10 points while Lourdes Clemente had nine.
UNBEATEN side Ceres-La Salle faces Loyola Meralco in a battle of United Football League heavyweights even as defending champion Global tries to snap out of a winless run today at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Genevieve of Panorama City football team, which visits Lucerne Valley for the first round of the Southern Section Northeast Division playoffs despite going winless last season.
The Lady Eagles went down to 1-2, while the Lady Bulldogs remained winless in three outings.
Knight 31, Littlerock 6: The visiting Hawks (3-4, 2-2) romped past winless Littlerock (0-7, 0-4).
San Luis climbed back atop Group 2 and Cruz Azul ended a seven-game winless streak to overtake Guadalajara in Group 1.
Men's soccer: UCLA (4-3-2) went winless on its Pacific-10 Conference opening trip to the Bay Area, rallying for a 1-1 draw with Stanford on former Quartz Hill High star Kiel McClung's 77th-minute goal.