Definitions for "fork "
To shoot into blades, as corn.
The double-pronged section of the frame which holds the front wheel.
Attached to the steering head of the frame, the fork connects the frame with the front axle by means of a set of tubes that straddle the front wheel. The fork can be rigid or telescopic, with spring movement and damping action built into each tube.
Keywords:  chess, knight, rook, enemy, tactic
A major defect resulting when two laterals assume dominance.
A situation in which one piece THREATENS two enemy pieces (or squares). For instance: 1. e2-e4 c7-c5 2. d2-d4 c5xd4 3. Ng1-f3 e7-e5 4. Nf3xe5? Qd8-a5+ is a QUEEN FORK: a CHECK and a threat of Qa5xe5. A Knight FORK threatening King, Queen and Rook is known as a FAMILY FORK.
Fork is a small town about two days travel west of Lyon.
Keywords:  furcate, branch, prong, road, freshmeat
An instrument consisting of a handle with a shank terminating in two or more prongs or tines, which are usually of metal, parallel and slightly curved; -- used for piercing, holding, taking up, or pitching anything.
Anything furcate or like a fork in shape, or furcate at the extremity; as, a tuning fork.
One of the parts into which anything is furcated or divided; a prong; a branch of a stream, a road, etc.; a barbed point, as of an arrow.
Keywords:  spawn, unix, mjs, parent, copy
Splitting a process into two - a Parent and a Child. This is the way other processes are run on UNIX.
act of process creation in Unix by duplication of an existing process
A UNIX command that's become synonymous with an execution style where one process splits off another to perform a particular sub-task.
Keywords:  dig, hay, pitchfork, harp, lift
To raise, or pitch with a fork, as hay; to dig or turn over with a fork, as the soil.
an agricultural tool used for lifting or digging; has a handle and metal prongs
lift with a pitchfork; "pitchfork hay"
Keywords:  chiefly, bierce, awful, hate, dead
An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth. Formerly the knife was employed for this purpose, and by many worthy persons is still thought to have many advantages over the other tool, which, however, they do not altogether reject, but use to assist in charging the knife. The immunity of these persons from swift and awful death is one of the most striking proofs of God's mercy to those that hate Him.
"an instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals in one's mouth" (A. Bierce).
Keywords:  gibbet
The gibbet.
an event which sometimes occurs in a development project, typically in Community projects (as in many free and open source software projects), when opinions within the development team diverge on the direction to be taken and prove to be incompatible
When a developer takes an open source project developed by someone else in an entirely different direction. This is done for a variety of reasons – disagreements with the philosophy of the original developer, slowness in development of the original, different purpose for the new software (an example of this is FilmGimp, a fork of the Gimp image processing program developed specifically to work with film).
In software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take a copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct piece of software. Free or open source software is inherently prone to forking.
The fork is a long metal rod with a forked end on it, used to load work into either a garage or annealer. The fork is typically used when making goblets and other Venetian-style work.
A fork is a complex transition where one source state is replaced by two or more target states, thus increasing the number of active states.
a complex transition within which one source state is replaced with two more more target state s
a way of showing that a single incoming transition triggers several outgoing transitions
a variation of the original GuppY program that contains new functionnalities and / or displays changes
Keywords:  fron, missionary, trunk, legs, chest
the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
A position. The man faces the woman in a modified missionary position where instead of his leg being between her legs, one of her legs is directly in fron of him, pulled up to her chest.
The notion of a fork appears in the characterization of graphs, including network topology, and topological spaces.
A fork tells you that you'll get the help you need as soon as you wish for it and suggests that you'll face a dilemma to either stick with the old or go off onto a new pathway
a split in whatever you want
A splitting of an entity to satisfy different groups of people, typically used on Wikibooks so that we can write similar books for different audiences.[ edit
As in "forked fingering" or "forked note". When a note is fingered so that there is an open hole with closed holes below, and the note is not a harmonic, it is described as "forked". On the treble, the Bb's are "forked" but, although the fingering has similar features, while low Eb is "forked", high Eb is not (according to my way of thinking!). You need to play them to appreciate the different tone qualities (mode of vibration) associated with the fingerings.
shape like a fork; "She forked her fingers"
Keywords:  gullet, saddle, swells, makes, part
Part of the swells of a saddle that makes up the gullet.
Keywords:  multiple, parallel, perl, diagram, cpu
fork is a simple Perl script to run a number of processes in parallel. Use it to spread the load of CPU-intensive jobs over multiple processors, or to parallelise jobs that have to wait for the network, such as downloads and backups.
a way to show multiple activities that can occur in any order, or even simultaneously
A point in an Activity Diagram where multiple parallel control threads begin.
A type of invocation wherein the invoking domain sends a message and remains in the running state. Compare to call and return.
Keywords:  macintosh, file, resource, unlike, mac
As in resource-fork and data-fork. Essentially a separate sub-file of the actual total file. At a low level each fork is actually a separate file. This allows a separation between different types of information that can be grouped together and accessed by just looking at "one file". The Mac uses two forks for each file. Windows NT can have many "data-forks" for each file.
See: file fork
The name given to the two logical segments which constitute a file in the Macintosh filing system. See also Data Fork and Resource Fork.
Sequence of cards organized in such way that intermediate card are missing between each of them. Example: R-C, 21-19, R-C-10 etc.
Put a command in the background without messages from the shell. See the home page for details.
Keywords:  section, general, called
the section called “General