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exit

1. Theatre the act of going offstage
2. Bridge
a. the act of losing the lead deliberately
b. a card enabling one to do this
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exit

[′eg·zət]
(computer science)
A way of terminating a repeated cycle of operations in a computer program.
A place at which such a cycle can be stopped.
(engineering)
A door, passage, or place of egress.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

exit

That portion of a means of egress which is separated from the rest of a building by walls, floors, doors, or other means and which provides a reasonably protected path of escape for the occupants of a building in the event of fire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

exit

(1) To get out of the current mode or quit the program. Contrast with launch.

(2) A DOS/Windows command that exits the command prompt.

(3) An instruction that terminates a script or program. The exit command may take a numeric argument to identify the reason for ending. For example, a "0" is often assigned to a normal close. Other exits are given different numbers by the programmer to identify which part of the program could no longer handle the current inputs and had to abnormally terminate.
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For example, approximately 50 per cent of those who exited DSP in 1995-98 returned to income support payments within two years.
Significantly, those who exit to employment have among the highest rates of return to payments, surpassed only by those who fail to meet residential or locality requirements (which includes, for example, failure to report a change of address) and those who exited for unknown reasons.
The detectives never exited their vehicle and were unable to return fire.
As the veteran officer entered through the front door, the suspect exited through the rear door and fled into a wooded area behind the home.
'Many more businesses have been added to VC portfolios than have been exited in recent years, with economic uncertainty forcing VCs to sit on businesses for longer.'
The characteristics, earnings, employment experiences, and material well-being of California welfare recipients after leaving welfare were examined by comparing the postwelfare experiences of groups who exited welfare before and after institution of California's welfare reform program CalWORKs.