Hot Fix

Technology / Computers / Hot Fix: Novell, Inc.'s term for the feature of their network file server operating system, Novell NetWare, which handles errors in disk write operations. The OS re-reads every block it writes to disk while it holds the data to be written in memory. In the case of an error, the data block is written to a spare area on the disk. The feature lost much of its importance with the widespread use of hard disk drives with built-in error correction and bad block re-mapping.

Other Words for Fix

Fix Noun Synonyms: establish, set, settle, agree to, determine, organize, stabilize, firm up, solidify, decide, conclude, arrive at, define, specify, resolve, arrange, install or instal, institute
Fix Verb Synonyms: repair, mend, fix up, remedy, rectify, correct, emend, adjust, patch (up), regulate, put or set to rights, doctor, straighten out
Fix Adjective Synonyms: affix, pin, fasten, make fast, attach, secure, stick, connect, link, tie, couple, clasp, clamp, rivet, cement, weld, fuse

Other Words for Hot

Hot Noun Synonyms: fiery, white-hot, red-hot, piping hot, burning, blistering, scorching, roasting, frying, sizzling, searing, boiling, scalding, steaming, simmering, torrid, sweltering, sultry, heated
Hot Adjective Synonyms: intense, fervent, zealous, ardent, enthusiastic, passionate, fervid, vehement, excited, animated, impetuous, fiery, fierce, inflamed, sharp, violent


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Science / Chemistry / Photoelectron: An electron ejected from an atom or molecule that has absorbed a photon. MORE

Photoelectric Effect

Science / Chemistry / Photoelectric Effect: Ejection of electrons from an atom or molecule that has absorbed a photon of sufficient energy. The photoelectric effect is the operating principle behind 'electric eyes'; it is experimental evidence MORE