What does twinkle mean?

Definitions for twinkle
ˈtwɪŋ kəltwin·kle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twinkle, scintillation, sparkling(noun)

    a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

  2. sparkle, twinkle, spark, light(verb)

    merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

    "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"

  3. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle(verb)

    gleam or glow intermittently

    "The lights were flashing"

  4. twinkle, winkle, scintillate(verb)

    emit or reflect light in a flickering manner

    "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"

Wiktionary

  1. twinkle(Noun)

    a sparkle or glimmer of light

  2. twinkle(Noun)

    a sparkle of delight in the eyes.

    He was a rotund, jolly man with a twinkle in his eye.

  3. twinkle(Noun)

    a flitting movement

  4. twinkle(Verb)

    to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer

  5. twinkle(Verb)

    to be bright with delight

    His shrewd little eyes twinkled roguishly.

  6. twinkle(Verb)

    to bat, blink or wink the eyes

  7. twinkle(Verb)

    to flit to and fro

  8. Origin: from twinclian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twinkle(verb)

    to open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink

  2. Twinkle(verb)

    to shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate

  3. Twinkle(noun)

    a closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the eye; a wink or sparkle of the eye

  4. Twinkle(noun)

    a brief flash or gleam, esp. when rapidly repeated

  5. Twinkle(noun)

    the time of a wink; a twinkling

Freebase

  1. TWINKLE

    TWINKLE is a hypothetical integer factorization device described in 1999 by Adi Shamir and purported to be capable of factoring 512-bit integers. The name is an acronym of "The Weizmann Institute Key Locating Engine". It is also a pun on the twinkling LEDs used in the device. The goal of TWINKLE is to implement the sieving step of the Number Field Sieve algorithm, which is the fastest known algorithm for factoring large integers. The sieving step, at least for 512-bit and larger integers, is the most time consuming step of NFS. It involves testing a large set of numbers for B-'smoothness', i.e., absence of a prime factor greater than a specified bound B. What is remarkable about TWINKLE is that it is not a purely digital device. It gets its efficiency by eschewing binary arithmetic for an "optical" adder which can add hundreds of thousands of quantities in a single clock cycle. The key idea used is "time-space inversion". Conventional NFS sieving is carried out one prime at a time. For each prime, all the numbers to be tested for smoothness in the range under consideration which are divisible by that prime have their counter incremented by the logarithm of the prime. TWINKLE, on the other hand, works one candidate smooth number at a time. There is one LED corresponding to each prime smaller than B. At the time instant corresponding to X, the set of LEDs glowing corresponds to the set of primes that divide X. This can be accomplished by having the LED associated with the prime p glow once every p time instants. Further, the intensity of each LED is proportional to the logarithm of the corresponding prime. Thus, the total intensity equals the sum of the logarithms of all the prime factors of X smaller than B. This intensity is equal to the logarithm of X if and only if X is B-smooth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Twinkle

    twing′kl, v.i. to blink: to shine with a trembling, sparkling light: to sparkle: to open and shut the eyes rapidly: to quiver.—ns. Twink′le, Twink′ling, a quick motion of the eye: the time occupied by a wink: an instant: the scintillation of the fixed stars; Twink′ler. [A.S. twinclian.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of twinkle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of twinkle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of twinkle in a Sentence

  1. Twinkle Khanna:

    Twinkle Twinkle little star

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.

  3. Katie Trump:

    You can sense those who are shy to the interaction, you give them some cheekiness and a twinkle and they're in.

  4. Phil Brock:

    Pat had the ability to bring laughter and kindness to any role. The twinkle in his Irish eyes let you know that you were in on the joke.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Your smile is the twinkle of happiness. Your heart is the source of kindness. Your presence is the source of joyfulness. Your thoughts are symbols of greatness.

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