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patch
To connect circuits together temporarily. Note: In communications, patches may be made by means of a cord, i.e., a cable, known as a "patch cord." In automated systems, patches may be made electronically. 2. In a computer program, one or more statements inserted to circumvent a problem or to alter temporarily or permanently a usually limited aspect or characteristic of the functioning of the program, e.g., to customize the program for a particular application or environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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