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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈæ.bend/
    • /ˈæ.bend/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈæ.bend/

Definitions of abend word

  • noun abend (computing) An abnormal termination of a program. 1
  • noun Definition of abend in Technology (jargon)   /o'bend/, /*-bend'/ ABnormal END. Abnormal termination (of software); crash; lossage. Derives from an error message on the IBM 360; used jokingly by hackers but seriously mainly by code grinders. Usually capitalised, but may appear as "abend". Hackers will try to persuade you that ABEND is called "abend" because it is what system operators do to the computer late on Friday when they want to call it a day, and hence is from the German "Abend" = "Evening". 1
  • noun abend (IEEE) Termination of a process prior to completion. 0
  • verb abend To terminate abnormally. 0

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Parts of speech for Abend


abend popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for abend

noun abend

  • abort — If an unborn baby is aborted, the pregnancy is ended deliberately and the baby is not born alive.
  • crash — A crash is an accident in which a moving vehicle hits something and is damaged or destroyed.
  • loss — detriment, disadvantage, or deprivation from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery.

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