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zombie

, zombi
1. a supernatural spirit that reanimates a dead body
2. a corpse brought to life in this manner
3. the snake god of voodoo cults in the West Indies, esp Haiti, and in scattered areas of the southern US
4. the python god revered in parts of West Africa
5. a piece of computer code that instructs an infected computer to send a virus on to other computer systems
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

What does it mean when you dream about a zombie?

A person in a dream who acts like a zombie could indicate one or more “emotionally dead” persons in one’s life, people who have a devitalizing influence on one’s vitality and enthusiasm.

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.

zombie

(operating system)

zombie

(chat)
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zombie

A computer that has been covertly taken over in order to perform some nefarious task. It is estimated that millions of PCs around the world have become zombies and, under the control of a third party, routinely transmit messages unbeknownst to the user.

Zombies are widely used to relay spam so that messages come from thousands of different IP addresses, avoiding detection and expanding volume at the same time.

Denial of Service
Before spam became such a popular pastime, zombies were used to transmit phony messages to a server in order to slow down service and disrupt the network. A "pulsing zombie" is one that sends bogus messages in periodic bursts rather than continuously to avoid detection. See zombie bot, zombie language, zombie script, zombie scrolling, zombie VM, spam, denial-of-service attack and botnet.
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Zombie

(dreams)
Dreaming about the living dead may carry a powerful message. If you are “walking around like a zombie, ” it usually means that you are emotionally disconnected from things going on around you. You may be experiencing unhealthy detachment and be unable to appropriately feel positive or negative emotions. Currently, you may be out of touch and outside of the main flow of life. This dream could positively sever you and help you to become aware of emotional issues and circumstances in daily life that are difficult to face.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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It proved on the whole undistinctive of its genre, except possibly in one extended photo-sequence depicting three zombielike women in some kind of dungeon or crypt, from the ceiling of which hung two girls, seemingly unconscious, in their wedding dresses.
One can almost see the flat affect of the depressive as he walks, zombielike, up the mountain.
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The crisis of the Word brought on a crisis of identity: there appeared un-people, a zombielike consciousness - no fantasy this, but only a sad statement of what had come about.
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Being able to walk through the installation context, he remarked during his master class, allows audiences to overcome the sometimes zombielike experience of sitting, stationary.
"Do they literally bring winter with them?" Molina asked about the White Walkers, referring to the zombielike army of the dead descending on a mostly oblivious human population in the south.
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THE 20-year-old Washington state mall shooting suspect said nothing and appeared "zombielike" when he was arrested, US police have said.
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While there is a lot of hands in air or out in front (somewhat zombielike) this stylised chorus choreography mirrored the starkness of the designs, a simple blue wall for the Hebrews (also dressed and made up in blue and green) - redolent of the Wailing Wall - and a red wall for the Egyptians (similarly coloured red and ochre), bleachers and a large table.
Orphaned by a worldwide plague of vicious, zombielike vampires, a teenager is rescued by a rogue vampire-hunter.