Talk:echoplex

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
Keep tidy.svg

The following information has failed Wiktionary's verification process.

Failure to be verified may either mean that this information is fabricated, or is merely beyond our resources to confirm. We have archived here the disputed information, the verification discussion, and any documentation gathered so far, pending further evidence.
Do not re-add this information to the article without also submitting proof that it meets Wiktionary's criteria for inclusion. See also Wiktionary:Previously deleted entries.


echoplex[edit]

I see a lot of noun uses, not matching this definition, but no verb uses. But I've only looked fairly cursorily.—msh210 20:36, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

  • I only know this as a noun from ancient computing. It is what we now take for granted when using a PC - when we hit a key, the character is displayed on a screen so we can check that we hit the right one. SemperBlotto 10:25, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
  1. The computer sense, as a verb:
    • 1993: Uyless D. Black, Computer networks: protocols, standards, and interfaces, caption of an image on page 99
      Data placed in async. format, transmitted, and echoplexed.
  2. The computer sense, possibly as a noun instead:
    • 1985: Martin D. Seyer, The IBM PC/XT: making the right connections, page 132
      The PC operator can then backspace and retype the character. The device that is to echo the characters should be optioned for echoplexing.
    • 1988: Martin D. Seyer, Complete guide to RS232 and parallel connections, page 212
      When a terminal is connected to a computer port supporting echoplexing, the terminal will not locally display the character until it is received from the line.
  3. The musical/echo sense, possibly as an adjective instead:
    • 2003: Peter Buckley, The rough guide to rock, page 1
      [...] like whales pirouetting to the tones of a string quartet in E, before Butcher's lush vocals swept in over Philip Glass motifs and an echoplexed bagpipe.
    • 2003: Rob Bowman, Soulsville, U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records, page 257
      William "Wee Gee" Howard takes the lead vocal and Dennis Coffey plays the heavily echoplexed guitar, while Johnny Allen [...]

These aren't coherent enough (ie, they don't all apply to the same sense and they possibly don't all apply to the same POS) to rfv-pass yet. — Beobach972 18:50, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Failing due to lack of conclusion. Looks like this should have an entry if someone does the legwork on it. - TheDaveRoss 23:45, 1 February 2010 (UTC)