What does snippet mean?

Definitions for snippet
ˈsnɪp ɪtsnip·pet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snip, snippet, snippingnoun

    a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)


  1. snippetnoun

    a tiny piece or part

    From the snippet I heard of their rehearsal, they sound pretty good.

  2. snippetnoun

    a textfile containing a relatively small amount of code, useless by itself, along with instructions for inserting that code into a larger codebase

  3. Etymology: Diminutive of snip (with suffix -et).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Snippetnoun

    A small part; a share.

    Etymology: from snip.

    Witches simpling, and on gibbets
    Cutting from malefactors snippets;
    Or from the pill’ry tips of ears. Hudibras.


  1. snippet

    A snippet is a small piece, segment, or extract of something, often a piece of information, text, code, or conversation. It is a brief excerpt or quote intended to give a preview or a quick overview of the whole.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snippetnoun

    a small part or piece


  1. Snippet

    Snippet is a programming term for a small region of re-usable source code, machine code, or text. Ordinarily, these are formally-defined operative units to incorporate into larger programming modules. Snippets are often used to clarify the meaning of an otherwise "cluttered" function, or to minimize the use of repeated code that is common to other functions. Snippets are a small-scale form of copy and paste programming. Snippet management is a feature of some text editors, program source code editors, IDEs, and related software. It allows the user to persist and use snippets in the course of routine edit operations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snippet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snippet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of snippet in a Sentence

  1. Veronika Pechlaner:

    A lot of people involved in the discussions are keen to keep the tone as positive as they can, the market is using every little snippet on Greece to make an inference of the result. Markets for now think a deal will be made, but that might be complacent.

  2. Sundance Morgen:

    They don't have titles. Before people saw the movie, there were these weird press releases focusing on the unreleased music. And it's like: It's a movie. We're not going to stop it and play a song for four minutes, but nobody in Kurt's life — not his management, wife, bandmates — had ever heard his Beatles thing [a snippet of 'And I Love Her']. I found it on a random tape. It's a Paul [McCartney] song. How's that for shattering the myth?

  3. Veronika Pechlaner:

    The market is using every little snippet on Greece to make an inference of the result, markets for now think a deal will be made, but that might be complacent.

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