nibble

  • 1nibble at — nibble (away) at [phrasal verb] nibble (away) at (something) : to make (something) disappear or go away very slowly Police have been nibbling (away) at crime in the city for years. [=police have been very slowly reducing the amount of crime in… …

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  • 2Nibble — Nib ble, v. t. To bite upon something gently or cautiously; to eat a little of a thing, as by taking small bits cautiously; as, fishes nibble at the bait. [1913 Webster] Instead of returning a full answer to my book, he manifestly falls a… …

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  • 3nibble — [n] morsel, bite crumb, peck, snack, soupçon, taste, tidbit; concepts 458,831 Ant. mouthful nibble [v] bite, pick at crop, eat, eat like a bird*, gnaw, munch, nip*, nosh on*, peck*, snack; concept 169 Ant. gorge …

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  • 4Nibble — Nib ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nibbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nibbling}.] [Cf. {Nip}.] To bite by little at a time; to seize gently with the mouth; to eat slowly or in small bits. [1913 Webster] Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep. Shak.… …

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  • 5nibble — ib ble, n. 1. A small or cautious bite. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: (Fig.) An expression of interest, often tentative, as at the beginning of a sale or negotiation process. [PJC] …

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  • 6nibble — ► VERB 1) take small bites out of. 2) gently bite at. 3) gradually erode. 4) show cautious interest in a project. ► NOUN 1) an instance of nibbling. 2) a small piece of food bitten off …

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  • 7nibble — [nib′əl] vt. nibbled, nibbling [LME nebyllen, prob. akin to MLowG nibbelen: for IE base see NIP1] 1. to eat (food) with quick bites, taking only a small amount at a time, as a mouse does 2. to bite at with small, gentle bites vi. 1. to take small …

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  • 8Nibble — This article is about the information storage unit. For other uses, see Nibble (disambiguation). A character table ordered by nibbles. In computing, a nibble (often nybble or even nyble to simulate the spelling of byte) is a four bit… …

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  • 9nibble — nib|ble1 [ˈnıbəl] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Low German nibbeln to chew bits off ] 1.) [I and T] to eat small amounts of food by taking very small bites ▪ He nibbled the biscuit cautiously. nibble at ▪ There s a fish nibbling at my… …

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  • 10nibble — [[t]nɪ̱b(ə)l[/t]] nibbles, nibbling, nibbled 1) VERB If you nibble food, you eat it by biting very small pieces of it, for example because you are not very hungry. [V n] He started to nibble his biscuit... [V at/on n] She nibbled at the corner of …

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  • 11Nibble — Un nibble (ou, plus rarement nybble) est, en informatique, un agrégat de 4 bits, soit un demi octet. Un nibble contenant 4 bits, il peut prendre seize (24) valeurs différentes et correspond donc à un seul chiffre hexadécimal, d où son autre… …

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  • 12Nibble — Contenido 1 Definición 2 Véase también 3 Referencias 4 Enlaces externos Definición Se denomina nibble o cuad …

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  • 13Nibble — Ein Nibble (selten: Nybble) ist eine Datenmenge, die 4 Bits umfasst, es wird auch Halbbyte, Tetrade oder Quadrupel genannt. Die Bezeichnung basiert auf dem englischen Verb to nibble („anknabbern“, „einen kleinen Bissen nehmen“) und der… …

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  • 14nibble — /nib euhl/, v., nibbled, nibbling, n. v.i. 1. to bite off small bits. 2. to eat or chew in small bites: Give him a graham cracker to nibble on. 3. to bite, eat, or chew gently and in small amounts (usually fol. by at): She was so upset she could… …

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  • 15nibble — I UK [ˈnɪb(ə)l] / US verb Word forms nibble : present tense I/you/we/they nibble he/she/it nibbles present participle nibbling past tense nibbled past participle nibbled 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to eat something by taking a lot of small… …

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  • 16nibble — nib|ble1 [ nıbl ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to bite the surface of something gently several times: The parrot was nibbling her ear. a ) to eat something by taking a lot of small bites: Sheep were nibbling the grass. nibble at/on: Mel… …

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  • 17nibble — {{11}}nibble (n.) 1650s, act of nibbling, from NIBBLE (Cf. nibble) (v.). As a small bite, from 1838. {{12}}nibble (v.) to bite gently, c.1500, perhaps from Low Ger. nibbeln to nibble, gnaw, related to M.L.G. nibbelen, M.Du. knibbelen to gnaw,… …

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  • 18Nibble — 4 Bits; Tetrade; Halbbyte; Nybble; Quadrupel * * * Nib|ble [ nɪbl̩ ], das; [s], [s] [engl. nibble, eigtl. = das Knabbern; Bissen, Happen] (EDV): Hälfte eines Bytes bzw. Gruppe von vier Bits. * * * Nibble   [dt. »Bissen«, »Happen«], Quadbit. * * * …

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  • 19nibble — nib•ble [[t]ˈnɪb əl[/t]] v. bled, bling, n. 1) to bite off small bits: to nibble on a cracker[/ex] 2) to eat or chew in small bites 3) to bite lightly or gently 4) to bite off or take small bits of (something) 5) to eat by biting off small pieces …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20Nibble — Se denomina nibble o cuarteto al conjunto de cuatro dígitos binarios (bits) . Su interés se debe a que cada cifra en hexadecimal (0, 1, 2,..., 9, A, B, C, D, E, F) se puede representar con un cuarteto, puesto que 24=16. También el cuarteto es la… …

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