snippet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From snip +‎ -et. Compare snippock.

Noun[edit]

snippet (plural snippets)

  1. a tiny piece or part
    From the snippet I heard of their rehearsal, they sound pretty good.
    • 1902, Beatrix Potter, The Tailor of Gloucester:
      He cut his coats without waste; according to his embroidered cloth, they were very small ends and snippets that lay about upon the table …
  2. (computing) a textfile containing a relatively small amount of code, useless by itself, along with instructions for inserting that code into a larger codebase

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Verb[edit]

snippet (third-person singular simple present snippets, present participle snippeting or (irregular) snippetting, simple past and past participle snippeted or (irregular) snippetted)

  1. To produce a snippet (small part), to excerpt.
  2. To make small cuts, to snip, particularly with scissors.

Usage notes[edit]

Particularly used in computing, for excerpts of search or query results.

Doubled ‘tt’ is incorrect per standard spelling rules, but reasonably common.

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