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pod

, in botany
pod or legume, dehiscent fruit of a member of the family Leguminosae (pulse family). At maturity the pod splits along its two seams and releases the enclosed seeds.
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pod

[päd]
(aerospace engineering)
An enclosure, housing, or detachable container of some kind on an airplane or space vehicle, as an engine pod.
(botany)
A dry dehiscent fruit; a legume.
(design engineering)
The socket for a bit in a brace.
A straight groove in the barrel of a pod auger.
(geology)
An orebody of elongate, lenticular shape. Also known as podiform orebody.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pod

A streamlined container carried on pylon, strut, aircraft hard point, or other attachments entirely outside the airframe. A pod may house weapons such as rockets and guns, in-flight refueling equipment, reconnaissance sensors, ECM (electronic countermeasure) equipment, and similar systems.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

pod

1
1. 
a. the fruit of any leguminous plant, consisting of a long two-valved case that contains seeds and splits along both sides when ripe
b. the seedcase as distinct from the seeds
2. any similar fruit
3. a streamlined structure attached by a pylon to an aircraft and used to house a jet engine (podded engine), fuel tank, armament, etc.
4. an enclosed cabin suspended from a cable or a big wheel, for carrying passengers

pod

2
a small group of animals, esp seals, whales, or birds

pod

3
1. a straight groove along the length of certain augers and bits
2. the socket that holds the bit in a boring tool
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pod

Not to be confused with P.O.D..

1. <printer> (Allegedly from abbreviation POD for "Prince Of Darkness") A Diablo 630 (or, latterly, any letter-quality impact printer). From the DEC-10 PODTYPE program used to feed formatted text to it.

2. <text> Plain Old Documentation.
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Ping of Death

A network request that crashes the target computer by placing an invalid packet size value in the packet header. There are patches for most operating systems to prevent it. Also called a "long ICMP," because the ping is sent as an Internet Control Message Protocol packet (see ICMP). See denial-of-service attack.

podcast

(iPOD broadCAST) An audio broadcast for playback in the computer or mobile device. A podcast is like a radio program that can be downloaded on demand. Although some are actual radio programs such as the news, podcasts cover the gamut, including fiction, education, politics, interviews, documentaries or a magazine with various sections. Thousands of podcasts are downloaded from the Web via an RSS syndication feed or from sites such as Amazon Music, Apple PodCasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

A media aggregator program ("podcatcher") such as AntennaPod, gPodder and iTunes captures the audio feeds from the Internet for transfer to the player. See syndication format.

What's a "Pod?"
The "pod" in podcast came from "iPod," the playback device originally targeted. Podcasts are mostly in the MP3 format but can also be AAC. See iPod, MP3 and AAC.

Podcast Everything
Conceived for audio broadcasts, the concept was broadened to include images and video (see photofeed and vidcast). Electronic slide shows are created as podcasts (see enhanced podcast), and "sound seeing" is the audio recording of a person's experiences when traveling. Museums may develop audio tours as podcasts, and students and professors create unauthorized and sometimes controversial narrations of famous works. See autocasting, punchcasting, learncasting and audiobook.

print on demand

The ability to print a pamphlet, manual or book in small quantities as requested, even just one copy. The printing is done from the computer rather than the traditional offset printing process. Print on demand is environmentally sound because hundreds of thousands of unsold, new books are destroyed annually. In addition, publishers no longer must maintain a physical inventory of titles, which translates into huge cost savings.

The Benefits
Print on demand allows every book ever published to be available in the future, and it allows new authors to be published more easily. It also prevents wonderful books from ever going out-of-print due to low demand. Using on-demand equipment, a complete, finished hardcover book can be created from scratch in less than 20 minutes. See digital printing.

print-on-demand

The ability to print a pamphlet, manual or book in small quantities as requested, even just one copy. The printing is done from the computer rather than the traditional offset printing process. Print-on- demand is environmentally sound because hundreds of thousands of unsold, new books are destroyed annually. In addition, publishers no longer must maintain a physical inventory of titles, which translates into huge cost savings.

The Benefits
Print-on-demand allows every book ever published to be available in the future, and it allows new authors to be published more easily. It also prevents wonderful books from ever going out-of-print due to low demand. Using on-demand equipment, a complete, finished hardcover book can be created from scratch in less than 20 minutes. See digital printing.
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