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patch

 (păch)
n.
1.
a. A small piece of material affixed to another, larger piece to conceal, reinforce, or repair a worn area, hole, or tear.
b. A small piece of cloth used for patchwork.
2. A small cloth badge affixed to a garment as a decoration or an insignia, as of a military unit.
3.
a. A dressing or covering applied to protect a wound or sore.
b. A pad or shield of cloth worn over an eye socket or an injured eye.
c. A transdermal patch.
5.
a. A small piece, part, or section, especially that which differs from or contrasts with the whole: a patch of thin ice; patches of sunlight.
b. A small plot or piece of land, especially one that produces or is used for growing specific vegetation: a briar patch; a bean patch.
6. An indefinite period of time; a spell: weathered a difficult patch after losing his job.
7. A temporary, removable electronic connection, as one between two components in a communications system.
8. Computers A piece of code added to software in order to fix a bug, especially as a temporary correction between two releases.
v. patched, patch·ing, patch·es
v.tr.
1. To put a patch or patches on: patched my pants.
2. To make by sewing scraps of material together: patch a quilt.
3. To mend, repair, or put together, especially hastily, clumsily, or poorly: They patched together the broken statues with glue and plaster. The delegates will be forced to patch up their differences.
4. To connect temporarily (electronic components), as with a patch cord.
5. Computers To correct a bug in (an item of software), especially as a temporary correction between releases.
v.intr.
Electronics To be connected temporarily.

[Middle English pacche, perhaps alteration of pece, pecche, piece; see piece.]

patch′a·ble adj.
patch′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patching - the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over itpatching - the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
fixing, repair, mend, mending, reparation, fix, fixture - the act of putting something in working order again
References in classic literature ?
His clothes had been made of some stuff that was brown holland probably, but it was covered with patches all over, with bright patches, blue, red, and yel- low,--patches on the back, patches on front, patches on elbows, on knees; colored binding round his jacket, scar- let edging at the bottom of his trousers; and the sun- shine made him look extremely gay and wonderfully neat withal, because you could see how beautifully all this patching had been done.
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Patching has become a common, even weekly, process.
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GridApp Systems, Inc., New York, (http://www.gridapp.com), a leading provider of database automation software and solutions, has launched Patchworks, the industry's first automated service that builds, certifies, and delivers custom patching workflow bundles for the database infrastructure.
* If you've done a good patching job, the patch will have bonded tight to the BDUs.