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(Said of people, computers, algorithms, programs) (To be) a success at a given task.

E.g. "WYSIWYG is a clear win for small documents".

"winnitude" is the quality that something which wins has. "winning" is often (ab)used as an adjective.

Synonyms: cuspy, elegant. Antonym: lose. Compare lossy, lossless.


(1) A short name for Windows versions; for example, Win7, Win8 and Win10. In the 1990s, the executable program name for Windows 3.0 and 3.1 was WIN.EXE, which was typed in after DOS booted. Microsoft surely must have enjoyed having millions of people type "win" every time they launched Windows. See Windows 3.0.

(2) All the Windows "how to's" in this encyclopedia contain a "Win" prefix.

(3) (WIN) (Wireless Intelligent Network) A control system for cellular phone networks. Also known as IS-41 and ANSI-41, WIN and EDGE were key elements in the UWC-136 initiative. See UWC Consortium.
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CONTACT: Wayne Besen for Truth Wins Out, +1-917-691-5118, WBesen@TruthWinsOut.
Truth Wins Out is a non-profit organization that counters right-wing propaganda, exposes the "ex-gay" myth and educates America about gay life.
Truth Wins Out has already collected 100,000 signatures against the app, in no more than a week's time.
But exclusive audio obtained by Truth Wins Out (TWO) reveals that Invisible Children may have a hidden agenda that is more ideological than idealistic.
In July, Truth Wins Out went undercover and exposed Bachmann & Associates for practicing a form of discredited "pray away the gay" therapy.
Truth Wins Out is a non-profit organization that fights anti-LGBT religious extremism.
Truth Wins Out Confronts Divisive, Homophobic Event By Setting the Record Straight with Hard-Hitting Harvard Crimson Ad; Saturday Protest of Conference
March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Truth Wins Out today urged people to continue signing its Change.
18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Truth Wins Out founder Wayne Besen will end a twelve-city speaking tour in Memphis highlighting the harm caused by programs that claim to turn gay people straight through prayer and therapy.