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  1. hackingnoun

    Playful solving of technical work that requires deep understanding, especially of a computer system.

    From hacker: "A person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular." uE000173601uE001 RFC 1392

  2. hackingnoun

    Unauthorized attempts to bypass the security mechanisms of an information system or network. See also cracker.

  3. hackingnoun

    A dry coughing; the emission of a succession of short coughs.

  4. hackingnoun

    A kick in the shins.

  5. hackingnoun

    The act of striking the muscles with the side of the hand.

  6. hackingnoun

    A riding or journey on horseback. (Plural hackings.)

  7. hackingnoun

    The operation of working over the faces of rough or worn grindstones with a hack-hammer.

  8. hackingnoun

    The separation of a course of stones into two smaller courses, when there are not enough large stones to form a single course.

  9. hackingnoun

    The cuts and grooves made in the metal laps by holding the cutting edge of a steel blade against them while in motion, for the purpose of providing receptacles or pockets for the powders using in cutting and polishing gems.

  10. hackingnoun

    The piling of bricks for drying.

  11. hackingadjective

    Short and interrupted, broken, jerky; hacky.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hacking

    of Hack

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hacking is ranked #32396 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hacking surname appeared 710 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Hacking.

    93.6% or 665 total occurrences were White.
    2.6% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.5% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hacking in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hacking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hacking in a Sentence

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Much of it is false and/or entirely inaccurate, we believe it was the DNC that did the ‘hacking’ as a way to distract from the many issues facing their deeply flawed candidate and failed party leader. Too bad the DNC doesn’t hack Crooked Hillary’s 33,000 missing emails.

  3. The FBI bulletin:

    While not all hacking incidents may result in a risk to safety - such as an attacker taking control of a vehicle - it is important that consumers take appropriate steps to minimize risk.

  4. James Lewis:

    Hacking is a major threat to the stability of the financial system. This data shows why.

  5. Yoel Roth:

    I was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter.

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    A incumbent
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