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kludge

or kluge  (klo͞oj)
n. Slang
1. A system, especially a computer system, that is constituted of poorly matched elements or of elements originally intended for other applications.
2. A clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem.

[Probably alteration of mid-20th century American military slang kluge, complex device with a simple function, perhaps of imitative origin or perhaps after the Kluge (paper feeder), a piece of printing equipment first manufactured in 1919 by Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc., and reputedly difficult to repair.]

kludge v.
kludg′y adj.

kludge

(klʌdʒ)
n
(Computer Science) informal an unsophisticated but fairly effective solution to a problem; esp a computing problem

kludge

(kludʒ)

n. Slang.
an inelegant but successful solution to a problem in computer hardware or software.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kludge - a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together)
computer programing, computer programming, programing, programming - creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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