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Easter egg

n.
1. A dyed or decorated egg, traditionally associated with Easter.
2. A hidden message or feature, as in a video game or DVD.
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Easter egg

n
1. an egg given to children at Easter, usually a chocolate egg or a hen's egg with its shell painted
2. (Computer Science) a bonus or extra feature hidden inside a website, computer game, or DVD, that is only revealed after repeated or lengthy viewing or playing
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Eas′ter egg`


n.
1. a dyed or painted hen's egg used as an Easter gift or decoration.
2. an imitation of this, as an egg-shaped candy.
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easter egg

A hidden element in a program or website that gives the user extra content when it is found.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.easter egg - an egg-shaped candy used to celebrate EasterEaster egg - an egg-shaped candy used to celebrate Easter
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
chocolate egg - egg-shaped chocolate candy
candy egg - egg-shaped candy
2.Easter egg - a colored hard-boiled egg used to celebrate Easter
hard-boiled egg, hard-cooked egg - an egg boiled gently until both the white and the yolk solidify
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Translations
بَيْضٌ لعِيدِ الفِصْحبَيْضَة الفِصْح
velikonoční vajíčko
påskeæg
OstereiEasteregg
pääsiäismuna
uskršnje jaje
húsvéti tojás
páskaegg
復活祭の卵
부활절 달걀
kraslica
påskägg
ไข่อีสเตอร์
писанка
trứng Phục sinh

Easter egg

nuovo di Pasqua
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Easter

(ˈiːstə) noun
a Christian festival held in the spring, to celebrate Christ's coming back to life after the Crucifixion.
Easter egg
a decorated egg, especially one made of chocolate, eaten at Easter.
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easter egg

بَيْضٌ لعِيدِ الفِصْح velikonoční vajíčko påskeæg Osterei πασχαλινό αβγό huevo de Pascua pääsiäismuna œuf de Pâques uskršnje jaje uovo di Pasqua 復活祭の卵 부활절 달걀 paasei påskeegg pisanka ovo de Páscoa пасхальное яйцо påskägg ไข่อีสเตอร์ Paskalya yumurtası trứng Phục sinh 复活节彩蛋
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The probability of the cuckoo egg being discovered by the nest owner is [P.sub.a] [member of] [0,1].
Three rules are defined in the algorithm; first, each egg in a nest stands for a solution; second, a cuckoo egg denotes a new solution; third, all of the cuckoos are evaluated by the fitness value of the objective function to be optimized and have velocities which directly decide the cuckoos' flying; the intent is to use the new better solutions to replace the not so good solution in the nests.
Each egg in a nest represents a solution and cuckoo egg represents a new solution.
The host bird will identify the cuckoo egg and choose the high quality egg with probability of using
Each egg in a nest indicates a solution, and a cuckoo egg represents a new solution.
ALGORITHM 1: Cuckoo Search algorithm Generate initial population of n nests [x.sub.i], i = 1, 2, ..., n for i = 1 : n Determine fitness value [F.sub.i] = f([x.sub.i]) end for while (stopping criterion is not satisfied) Generate a cuckoo egg ([x.sub.j]) from random nest by Levy flights Determine fitness value [F.sub.j] = f([x.sub.j]) Select a random nest i if [F.sub.j] > [F.sub.i] then [x.sub.i] [left arrow] [x.sub.j] [F.sub.i] [left arrow] [F.sub.j] end if Abandon a fraction [p.sub.a] of the worst nests Build new nests by Levy flights Compare fitness of new nests and keep best nest end while The exploration of alien eggs is performed for all the eggs using the probability matrix P, which is produced as
The volume is eminently readable, and at times, even witty--for instance, I like the cuckoo egg of hupostasis laid in ousia's nest.
In the cuckoo search algorithm, the eggs in the nest are interpreted as a pool of candidate solutions of an optimization problem, while the cuckoo egg represents a new coming solution.
Cuckoo Search via Levy Flights Initialization of n host nests (population) while within the stopping criterion, Choose a cuckoo egg by Levy flights and evaluate its fitness ([F.sub.i]); Choose an egg in other's nest randomly and calculate its fitness ([F.sub.j]); If [F.sub.i] > [F.sub.j], replace jth egg by ith egg; A fraction ([p.sub.a]) of worse nests are demolished and replaced by new ones; Preserve good nests (best solutions).
This difference in temperature means that 24 hours at 40oC gives the cuckoo egg a 31 hour head start over the host eggs.
Researchers have found that this causes the host mother to generally favor the cuckoo egg, as well eventually the larger cuckoo chick, over her own progeny.
I now felt like a sparrow who'd hatched a cuckoo egg," wrote Humphrys, who died aged 56, just ten months after his last broadcast for BBC Wales in October 2007.