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Definition of "hacking" []

  • Short and interrupted, broken, jerky; hacky. (adjective)
  • Playful solving of technical work that requires deep understanding, especially of a computer system. (noun)
  • Unauthorized attempts to bypass the security mechanisms of an information system or network. See also cracker. (noun)
  • A dry coughing; the emission of a succession of short coughs. (noun)
  • A kick in the shins. (noun)

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Use "hacking" in a sentence
  • "As a computer enthusiast I initially 'brushed off' the term hacking being thrown around by the media."
  • "The term hacking, though now often used to indicate illegal activity, was originally associated with tinkering and experimentation—a tradition that Facebook encourages."
  • "IT DOESN'T, the media idiots just use the term hacking to sesationalize the headline to increase sales."