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1. Theatre the act of going offstage
a. the act of losing the lead deliberately
b. a card enabling one to do this
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A way of terminating a repeated cycle of operations in a computer program.
A place at which such a cycle can be stopped.
A door, passage, or place of egress.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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