jack in

jack in
J j


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak in]
    • /dʒæk ɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak in]
    • /dʒæk ɪn/

Definitions of jack in words

  • transitivephrasal verb jack in abandon, quit 1
  • noun Definition of jack in in Technology To log on to a machine or connect to a network or BBS, especially for purposes of entering a virtual reality simulation such as a MUD or IRC (leaving is "jacking out"). This term derives from cyberpunk SF, in which it was used for the act of plugging an electrode set into neural sockets in order to interface the brain directly to a virtual reality. It is primarily used by MUD and IRC fans and younger hackers on BBS systems. 1
  • phrasal verb jack in If you jack in something such as an activity or job, you stop doing it. 0
  • verb jack in to abandon or leave (an attempt or enterprise) 0
  • verb jack in (Transitive Verb) IDI (Britain) To stop doing a regular activity. Often a job or studies. 0
  • verb jack in (music recording, computing, electronics) To insert an electronic coupling into a receptacle; to connect to something, whether involving a physical medium or not. 0

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jack in popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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