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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.

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  1. Hacking

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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. Justin Bieber:

    Reporters were calling my parents, people were hacking my friends ’ phones. I was pissed. [ Though ] I kind of knew what I was getting Justin Bieber into.

  2. 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.

  3. Gabriella Coleman:

    The ability to create so many new accounts is classic Anonymous social-technological hacking, it's low-hanging fruit.

  4. Piers Morgan:

    I've today been informed by CPS that no further action will be taken against me re Met Police phone hacking investigation, as I’ve said since the investigation began four years ago, I’ve never hacked a phone and nor have I ever told anybody to hack a phone.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

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

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    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    • A. liniment
    • B. urus
    • C. arbalist
    • D. larceny

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