Strawman


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.

Strawman

The first of the series of DoD requirements that led to Ada (Woodenman, Tinman, Ironman, Steelman). Strawman was produced by the HOLWG in Apr 1975.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)
References in periodicals archive ?
Although some of these researchers fall into the traps of strawman fallacy and converse error, that doesn't mean their advice is useless.
Perhaps, the government intends this outcome in order to create another strawman to attack by suggesting that the opposition is not cooperating in implementing the Lokpal Act."
First he throws up a strawman. It doesn't have to be well formed or even true, it's his opinion stated as fact.
The FA scam created large but spurious tax refunds via fictitious business expense claims based on a purported contract between the taxpayer and their imaginary all uppercase letter name "Strawman" entity.
At the same time, Kroenig's framing of his argument sets up what many policy analysts may view as a strawman. The notion that assured destruction should be the essence of U.S.
But contrary to NARAL's strawman attacks, the privately funded Hartford Women's Center is serving the city in a multitude of ways, offering free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, options counseling, material aid, parenting education, and post-abortive help since 2006.
It was written by Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, and David Randall, a co-author of the NAS's new report "The Reproducibility Crisis of Modern Science." They are not alleging a "conspiracy" (the strawman argument proffered in the Economist, above).
Computer science curriculum 2013: reviewing the strawman report from the ACM/IEEE-CS task force.
These critiques and interrogations are neither careerist nor dependent upon strawman arguments.
Facebook accidentally revealed its position on the possibility its service would be tapped to help create a registry of Muslim Americans when a spokesperson called the notion of such a thing a "strawman" in an email intended for internal communications that was sent to a (https://www.buzzfeed.com/nitashatiku/facebook-trump-muslim-registry?utm_term=.pkGEo8EJK#.dkW76W7Z2) BuzzFeed News reporter.
(Basl et al., 2011), (Bures, 2007), (Dale, 1969), (Drucker, 2001), (Eckstein, Manns, & Voelter, 2001), (Hubweiser, Broy, & Brauer, 1997), (Schwill, 1998), (Strawman, 2004), (Vorisek, Pour, & Buchalcevova, 2015) the latest knowledge and trends in the field of ICT mentioned above, implementation and integration of IS, published experience of experts from the area of development, contents of foreign universities curriculums, contents for educating experts in the field of "business informatics" and software engineering, our own knowledge and skills we have decided for a concept of education in two parallel lines.
Instead, the Humanist publishes a strawman description of the most humanistic candidate to run for the presidency in decades.