What does hacking mean?

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  1. hacking(Noun)

    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. hacking(Noun)

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

  3. hacking(Noun)

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

  4. hacking(Noun)

    A kick in the shins.

  5. hacking(Noun)

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

  6. hacking(Noun)

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

  7. hacking(Noun)

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

  8. hacking(Noun)

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

  9. hacking(Noun)

    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. hacking(Noun)

    The piling of bricks for drying.

  11. hacking(Adjective)

    Short and interrupted, broken, jerky; hacky.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hacking

    of Hack


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Morris Armstrong:

    People are hacking left and right. You don't want to make it easier.

  2. Ari Schwartz:

    Obviously that makes it a very clear (hacking) target for other nation states.

  3. Anthony D'Angelo:

    When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.

  4. Henry Thoreau:

    For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.

  5. Olesya Bilousova:

    ... the fact is that this backdoor needs to be closed. There was a hacking of servers.

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