stub

Definitions

General English

Banking

  • noun a slip of paper left after writing a cheque, an invoice or a receipt, as a record of the deal which has taken place

Computing

  • noun a short program routine which contains comments to describe the executable code that will, eventually, be inserted into the routine

Construction

  • A short projecting element.

Electronics

  • A short section of a transmission line, such as a coaxial stub, which is utilized to change the properties of said line. Used, for instance, for impedance matching.
  • A program routine that substitutes for another while the latter is subsequently accessed or written. A program utilizing remote procedure Calls, for instance, may use such a stub while awaiting for the remote computer to complete its task.

Publishing

  • noun a small section of paper left after folding
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