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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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Frank and Cook admit that "the widening gap between winners and losers is apparently not new," and they quote the British economist Alfred Marshall, writing in 1890: "There never was a time at which moderately good oil paintings sold more cheaply than now, and there never was a time at which first-rate paintings sold so dearly.
Indeed, overconfidence is likely to be especially strong in the realm of career choice because, in addition to the usual motivational biases that support it, there is also the fact that the biggest winners are so conspicuous.
The committee also awarded scholarships of $7,500 to seventh-place winner Laura Andrea Ascenzi of the Bronx H.
LANCASTER - The young winners of the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale's 6th annual Bach competition and the 2nd annual Gail Newby Concerto competition will perform at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center later this month as part of their prize.
Sebastian Chang, winner of the MTNA Student Composition Competition, junior high school level, sponsored by Warner Bros.