abend

Definitions

General Science

  • noun an unexpected stoppage of a program that is being run, due to a fault, error or power failure
  • abbreviation forabnormal end

Computing

  • noun an unexpected stoppage of a program that is being run, caused by a fault, error, or power failure

Electronics

  • Abbreviation of abnormal end. A complete and unexpected program or system halt. Caused by a program deficiency or a hardware failure. Also called abnormal termination, crash (1), or bomb.
  • synonymabnormal end
  • synonymabnormal termination
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