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kludgeor kluge (klo͞oj)
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.]
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(Computer Science) informal an unsophisticated but fairly effective solution to a problem; esp a computing problem
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an inelegant but successful solution to a problem in computer hardware or software.
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|Noun||1.||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
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