plain vanilla


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Financial, Wikipedia.
Related to plain vanilla: Plain vanilla swap

plain vanilla

[′plān və′nil·ə]
(computer science)

plain vanilla

The bare minimum of functions available in an application or system. Contrast with bells and whistles.
References in periodicals archive ?
Should Moody's assess a shift in the approach to resolution of ailing banks in Kuwait towards more burden sharing that would lead to a reduction in the rating agency's support considerations for plain vanilla subordinated debt in the country, the assigned rating for PONV Tier 2 obligations could be downgraded.
As opposed to a plain vanilla put option, it provides limited insurance, though the premium paid will be lower.
At their Westborn Gun Shop, an entire showcase shelf is devoted to Kimber pistols, ranging from plain vanilla to the fanciest guns in the catalog.
Besides classic flavors such as plain Vanilla and Chocolate, Dreyer's Grand and Edy's Grand Light will be available in Butter Pecan, Chocolate Chip, Cookie Dough, Cookies 'N Cream, Eggnog (Seasonal Limited Edition), French Vanilla, French Silk, Fudge Tracks.
org), affirms that the bigger endowments have indeed been reducing their plain vanilla stock allocations since 1997, in favor of hedge funds and other alternatives.
Don't assume a plain vanilla envelope will have more pull.
Serve at room temperature with thick cream or plain vanilla ice-cream.
There are hard cases to suit all portable memory storage or power needs, including ones for the new XD Picture card format, a Type II PC card, Smart Media, SD and Compact Flash cards, Sony Memory Sticks and even good ol' plain vanilla batteries.
Which seems to indicate that OEMs might be able to pick up more revenue by installing cooler audio gear than the plain vanilla that's the norm (yes, even the high-end options are included in this statement).
Sweet, low-acid varieties and fortified wines are the general choice for serving with icecream with Australian Rutherglen Liqueur Muscat suggested as a match for plain vanilla.
Temperate zone species seem like the plain vanilla of ornithology because they're what people have studied most, Morton contends.
12 of the kernel, but Red Hat has tweaked the plain vanilla OS to make installation easier, to improve update information and access and to add new system management capabilities.