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un·be·known·sties | un·be·known·sti·er | un·be·known·stie·st noun A lack of aware­ness of cur­rent events, com­mon­ly used with “a case of”. “I had a real­ly bad case of the unbe­know­sties the oth­er day when I left my cell phone at home and could­n’t read the news.” “She must be the unbe­known­sti­est girl I know — she was­n’t even aware […]


hide-first-let­ter slop·ti·mize | slop·ti·mized | slop·ti·miz·ing verb To make a pro­gram run faster by decreas­ing the accu­ra­cy of its out­put. Examples of slop­ti­mize We slop­ti­mized the cal­cu­la­tions to use 32-bit floats instead of 64-bit dou­bles, and got a 20% speedup.