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pseudo

(jargon)
/soo'doh/ (Usenet) Pseudonym.

1. An electronic-mail or Usenet persona adopted by a human for amusement value or as a means of avoiding negative repercussions of one's net.behaviour; a "nom de Usenet", often associated with forged postings designed to conceal message origins. Perhaps the best-known and funniest hoax of this type is BIFF.

2. Notionally, a flamage-generating AI program simulating a Usenet user. Many flamers have been accused of actually being such entities, despite the fact that no AI program of the required sophistication yet exists. However, in 1989 there was a famous series of forged postings that used a phrase-frequency-based travesty generator to simulate the styles of several well-known flamers; it was based on large samples of their back postings (compare Dissociated Press). A significant number of people were fooled by the forgeries, and the debate over their authenticity was settled only when the perpetrator came forward to publicly admit the hoax.

pseudo

Similar to; made up to appear like something else. See pseudo compiler, pseudo language, pseudoscientific and pseudonymous.
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Our government could issue arrest warrants against all those attending the illegal services by the pseudo priest.
The pseudo army officer was wanted in several criminal incidents.
Pseudo 1st###k1 (min-1)###8.2908 x 10-3###11.1054 x 10-3
Where [K.sub.2] is the rate constant of the pseudo second order adsorption (g x [mg.sup.-1] x [min.sup.-1]) [12].
'These TV channels just show one side of the drama that is being displayed in New York and to justify their poor and pseudo journalism they are trying to keep Indians and Kashmiris in dark.'
The licensing agreement grants Fictitious exclusive rights to use the XYZ Force licensed property for "Pseudo Heroes[R] figurines and action figures."
Uno, "An Efficient Algorithm for Enumerating Pseudo Cliques", Algorithms and Computation, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, vol.
(CORE) Phonics Survey to determine word attack knowledge for both real and pseudo one syllable and multi-syllabic words and to analyze their performances based on student characteristics.
Park, "Some ideals of pseudo BCI-algebras," Journal of Applied Mathematics & Informatics, vol.
It is found in this paper that the lowest two broadside modes of the one-step stair-shaped DRA with a circular cross-section can be regarded as pseudo [HEM.sub.111] and pseudo [HEM.sub.113] modes.
Wright staining of a bone marrow smear showed large (2-4 [micro]m) round-to-oval, hyaline-structured eosinophilic granules (pseudo Chediak-Higashi [PCH] granules) within 15% of the blast cells, promyelocytes, and myelocytes (Figure).