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NetBSD 5.0

NetBSD 5.0

Posted May 10, 2009 3:18 UTC (Sun) by bfields (subscriber, #19510)
Parent article: NetBSD 5.0

"a minimalistic X server for embedded environments"

Is there a term for a word whose form demonstrates the opposite of its meaning?

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NetBSD 5.0

Posted May 10, 2009 18:30 UTC (Sun) by oak (guest, #2786) [Link]

X server itself is pretty small (at least for today's "embedded"
platforms). It's the stuff one runs on top of it that is rather large,
but if one wants real applications like modern/full browser instead of
toys, there's some price to pay.


Posted May 11, 2009 7:25 UTC (Mon) by gek (guest, #18143) [Link]


An adjective is heterological if and only if it does not describe itself. Hence "long" is a heterological word, as are "abbreviated" and "monosyllabic."

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