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  1. mungeverb

    To transform data in an undefined or unexplained manner.

  2. mungeverb

    To add a spamblock to (an email address).

  3. mungeverb

    To corrupt a record about an individual by erroneously merging in information about another individual.

    It looks like this record is mungedit has this person's birth date, but his father's death date


  1. munge

    Mung or Munge is computer jargon for a series of potentially destructive or irrevocable changes to a piece of data or a file. It is sometimes used for vague data transformation steps that are not yet clear to the speaker. Common munging operations include removing punctuation or HTML tags, data parsing, filtering, and transformation.The term was coined in 1958 in the Tech Model Railroad Club at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1960 the backronym "Mash Until No Good" was created to describe Mung, and by 1976 it was revised to "Mung Until No Good", making it one of the first recursive acronyms. It lived on as a recursive command in the editing language TECO.It differs from the very similar term munge, because munging usually implies destruction of data, while mungeing usually implies modifying data (simple passwords) in order to create protection related to that data. Munging may also describe the constructive operation of tying together systems and interfaces that were not specifically designed to interoperate (also called 'duct-taping'). Munging can also describe the processing or filtering of raw data into another form.As the "no good" part of the acronym implies, munging often involves irrevocable destruction of data. Hence in the early text-adventure game Zork, the user could mung an object and thereby destroy it, making it impossible to finish the game if the object was an important item.

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  1. munge

    1. [derogatory] To imperfectly transform information. 2. A comprehensive rewrite of a routine, data structure or the whole program. 3. To modify data in some way the speaker doesn't need to go into right now or cannot describe succinctly (compare mumble). 4. To add spamblock to an email address.This term is often confused with mung, which probably was derived from it. However, it also appears the word munge was in common use in Scotland in the 1940s, and in Yorkshire in the 1950s, as a verb, meaning to munch up into a masticated mess, and as a noun, meaning the result of munging something up (the parallel with the kluge/kludge pair is amusing). The OED reports “munge” as an archaic verb meaning “to wipe (a person's nose)”.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUNGE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MUNGE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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