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handle

1. the quality, as of textiles, perceived by touching or feeling
2. Gambling the total amount of a bet on a horse race or similar event

handle

[′han·dəl]
(computer science)
One of several small squares that appear around a selected object in an object-oriented computer-graphics program, and can be dragged with a mouse to move, enlarge, reduce, or change the shape of the object.
In particular, one of the two interior points on a Bézier curve that can be dragged to alter its shape. Also known as control handle.
(mechanical engineering)
The arm connecting the bucket with the boom in a dipper shovel or hoe.

handle

(programming, operating system)
A simple item of data that identifies a resource. For example, a Unix file handle identifies an open file and associated data such as whether it was opened for read or write and the current read/write position. On the Macintosh, a handle is a pointer to a pointer to some dynamically-allocated memory. The extra level of indirection allows on-the-fly memory compaction or garbage collection without invalidating application program references to the allocated memory.

handle

(jargon)
An alias used intended to conceal a user's true identity in an electronic message. The term is common on Citizen's Band and other amateur radio but, in that context usually means the user's real name as FCC rules forbid concealing one's identity.

Use of grandiose handles is characteristic of crackers, weenies, spods, and other lower forms of network life; true hackers travel on their own reputations.

Compare nick.

handle

(1) Slang for a nickname, pseudonym, alias or username. For example, a Twitter handle is how people identify themselves on Twitter. For decades, "CB handles" have been the short but unique identities truck drivers use over citizens' band radio (see CB radio).

(2) A temporary name or number assigned to a file, font or other object. For example, an operating system may assign a sequential number to each file that it opens as a way of identifying it.

(3) In computer graphics, a tiny, square block on an image that can be grabbed for reshaping.


Graphics Handles
The handles are the tiny (blue) squares that are displayed when you select an object.
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Against this, import cargo recorded a nominal growth of 3.09pc at 21.67m tones, which shows a growth of 3.09pc against last year when 21.02m tonnes of import cargo was handled.
The port handled about 21.673 million metric tons of imported cargoes as compared with the same period of last year's 21.024 million metric tons.
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Since then, the port has handled about one-third of all of the military cargo deployed to and from the war.
As with tape media, manufacturers also have specific recommendations on how optical media should be handled, transported, stored and used.
Dolyny quickly became a disciple of the way waste is handled at Riverview, Mich., where waste is dumped into five- or six-acre plots called cells and the methane gas is kept from seeping into the environment.
The most effective and easiest to operate involves installing a belt conveyor, which can be designed to any width to accommodate the size of castings to be handled. The length of the belt should be long enough to allow the installation of workstations and processing equipment along each side of the belt in a straight-line sequence of operations.
Typical materials which are handled in a DLC form include petroleum oils, ester plasticizers, low softening point resins (pine tar, rosin, coumarone-indene, phenolic, etc.), waxes, low molecular weight liquid elastomers, adhesion promoters, coupling agents, co-agents and peptizers.
The breakup shows that the port has handled 40,355 Metric
It can control up to 16 feeders in a single process line (the previous model handled eight).
The abrasiveness of the material being handled should also factor in to the decision.