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  1. abendnoun

    An abnormal termination of a program.

  2. abendnoun

    Termination of a process prior to completion.

  3. abendverb

    To terminate abnormally.

    "The nightly invoicing job abended at 3am."


  1. Abend

    An abnormal end or abend is an abnormal termination of software, or a program crash. This usage derives from an error message from the IBM OS/360, IBM zOS operating systems. Usually capitalized, but may appear as "abend". Some common ABEND codes are ABEND 0C7 (data exception) and ABEND 0CB (division by zero). Abends can be "soft" (allowing automatic recovery) or "hard" (terminating the activity).Errors or crashes on the Novell NetWare network operating system are usually called ABENDs. Communities of NetWare administrators sprung up around the Internet, such as abend.org. The term is jocularly claimed to be derived from the German word "abend" meaning "evening".

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. ABEND

    [ABnormal END] 1. 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 capitalized, 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 machine late on Friday when they want to call it a day, and hence is from the German Abend = ‘Evening’. 2. [alt.callahans] Absent By Enforced Net Deprivation — used in the subject lines of postings warning friends of an imminent loss of Internet access. (This can be because of computer downtime, loss of provider, moving or illness.) Variants of this also appear: ABVND = ‘Absent By Voluntary Net Deprivation’ and ABSEND = ‘Absent By Self-Enforced Net Deprivation’ have been sighted.

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  1. ABEND

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Abend is ranked #38582 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Abend surname appeared 573 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Abend.

    93.1% or 534 total occurrences were White.
    3.3% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 15 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for ABEND »

  1. Baden

  2. Baden

  3. baned

  4. baned

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ABEND in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ABEND in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ABEND in a Sentence

  1. Rudi Carrell:

    Nachrichtensprecher fangen stets mit 'Guten Abend' an und brauchen dann 15 Minuten, um zu erklären, dass es kein guter Abend ist.

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