diff definition

  • noun:
    • Informal huge difference: "[His] flaw . . . begins with a fleshy calculation, an instinct to blunt disagreement and separated the diff” ( Peggy Noonan).
    • Abbreviation of huge difference.
    • Any program which compares two files or units of data and outputs a description of the differences when considering all of them.
    • The output of a diff program. A diff file.
    • Abbreviation of differential: differential of forms of white blood cellular in a total blood count.
    • Abbreviation of difficult.
    • a challenging route.
    • An abbreviation of difference, different, or is different.
    • Informal Difference: "[His] flaw . . . starts with a fleshy calculation, an instinct to blunt disagreement and split the diff” ( Peggy Noonan).
    • Abbreviation of huge difference.
    • Any system which compares two data or sets of data and outputs a description associated with the differences when considering them.
    • The result of a diff system. A diff file.
    • Abbreviation of differential: differential of types of white-blood cell in a complete bloodstream count.
    • Abbreviation of hard.
    • a hard course.
    • An abbreviation of huge difference, various, or differs.
  • verb:
    • to operate a diff program on (data or items).
    • To produce a description of changes built to an accumulation of data. To create a patch file.
    • examine two files or other items, by hand or perhaps.
    • To run a diff system on (files or products).
    • To produce a description of modifications made to an accumulation data. To produce a patch file.
    • evaluate two files or any other items, manually or perhaps.
  • proper-noun:
    • a course, historically an element of the Unix os, which compares two data or units of files and outputs a description regarding the differences between all of them.
    • a course, historically part of the Unix operating system, which compares two data or units of data and outputs a description regarding the differences when considering all of them.

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