hacking

Definitions

Construction

  • striking a surface with a special tool so as to roughen it.
  • A style of brick-laying in which the bottom edge is set in from the plane surface of the wall.
  • In a stone wall, the breaking of a single course into two or more courses, sometimes for effect but usually because of the scarcity of larger stones.

Electronics

  • The writing or refining of source code or computer programs, especially in an ingenious and elegant manner.
  • The breaking into a computer system by circumventing or otherwise defeating the protective measures of said system.

Law

  • noun wrongfully gaining access to information stored on a computer, an offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990
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