snippet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snippet a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Snippet A small part or piece. "To be cut into snippets and shreds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snippet A small part or share; a small piece snipped off.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Snippet a little piece snipped off
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. snippen; Ger. schnippen; closely conn. with snap.

Usage

In literature:

They've done beer, they've done snippets!
"Tono Bungay" by H. G. Wells
Do you suppose these snippets would treat Alice the way they do if she could afford to ENTERTAIN?
"Alice Adams" by Booth Tarkington
I know he'll be a conceited little snippet and I shall hate the sight of him.
"Keziah Coffin" by Joseph C. Lincoln
He felt that it was just like this little Yocum snippet to assume such a thing, and it made him sicker than ever to look at her.
"Ramsey Milholland" by Booth Tarkington
Another advantage results from the snippets of unequal size.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
Now, though I'm a big man I've never fancied a snippet of a girl.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
I can't be bothered to read much, I like my literature in snippets.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, August 30, 1890." by Various
Therefore we find snippets from the theory of economic "balance" which was universally regarded as valid in those days.
"The History of the Fabian Society" by Edward R. Pease
Snippets, but mostly from good stuff.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Grammar was a topic that could not be taken in snippets and bits.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
Cauliflower, and cabbage, and little snippets of vegetables floating in piquant sauce, in fat, square bottles.
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
They were ragged, pitiful, wistful urchins; lads with pinched faces, poor little snippets of girls.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
He then tried to nibble a snippet, but in vain.
"Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln" by Charles L. Marson
He was cut in moderate-sized snippets and toasted on one side only.
"Terribly Intimate Portraits" by Noël Coward
This was a mixture of picture-puns and broken words, after the fashion of the dreary puzzles still published in snippet weeklies.
"Children's Books and Their Illustrators" by Gleeson White
How many snippets of green and black silk go to a dust-pan?
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
It would never do to offer snippets and fragments for supper.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
It is too well known, too easily accessible, for any snippets to be quoted from it here.
"Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse" by Various
So she retreated to blog in a cafe, posting snippets and impressions from her days with the boys, along with photos.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Snippets of paper littered his writing-desk and the floor around.
"The Further Adventures of O'Neill in Holland" by J. Irwin Brown
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In poetry:

Snippets and odd ends folded by, forgotten,
With camphor on a top shelf, hard to find,
Now wake to this most happy resurrection,
To Dinda playing toss with a reel of cotton
And staring at the blind.
"The Patchwork Bonnet" by Robert Graves

In news:

Like a snippet of a hit song in one of their fast-moving DJ sets, the dance-music megastars of.
Google Instant Previews Visualize Search Snippets.
A seconds-long snippet of James Windle 's introductory campaign video has changed the dynamic of the race for what's currently Dave Reichert's 8th Congressional District seat.
Regular snippets of focused time add up.
The Federal Diary turned 80 Thursday, as columnist Joe Davidson marked the milestone by including snippets of columns from years past.
Snippets from the Washington County I-Club banquet .
Another day, another snippet of information or a visual from Christina Aguilera's upcoming "comeback" album.
A good friend from Europe, whose command of English consists largely of civilities and snippets of Beatles lyrics, visited America this summer.
Music of Spaniards influenced by American music surrounds a snippet of the interview with L.A.
MLive-Flint Journal reporters offer snippets of the action.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. How a quick snippet of a memorable song can take us instantly back in time.
'Room' author imagines snippets of history.
With a collection of short stories inspired by snippets of history, naturally.
These are short computer-generated animations ("science snippets") one to two minutes in length, with me as your host.
Minute-and-a-half snippets of the album have landed online, and are posted below for your listening pleasure.
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In science:

These queries will return the snippets of text the integration feature provides.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
Not including snippets: The Google Desktop search system currently integrates snippets of the contents of documents that match the search query.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
By removing these snippets, perhaps only listing the le names, signifi cantly less information would be available for an attacker.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
The snippets are the set of sentences displayed by search engines as part of search results along with URLs that are extracted from the web page. These are the line in which the search string occurs in the web page.
Query sensitive comparative summarization of search results using concept based segmentation
Listing 1 shows code snippets from the action system model of the CAS as described in Section 2.
Towards Symbolic Model-Based Mutation Testing: Combining Reachability and Refinement Checking
Some code snippets of the model have already been presented in Listing 1.
Towards Symbolic Model-Based Mutation Testing: Combining Reachability and Refinement Checking
Work on creation of news titles and snippets in the Search results are also useful, which capture interesting and important part of documents in small space.
User Taglines: Alternative Presentations of Expertise and Interest in Social Media
By inspecting the above snippet, the reader can notice that the functional properties model, warrantyYears, colour, cost, operatingSystem may have values the user is not aware of.
Ontological Matchmaking in Recommender Systems
The result listing from search engines includes a link and a snippet from the web page for each result item.
Semantic snippet construction for search engine results based on segment evaluation
This paper proposes a novel approach to construct the snippets based on a semantic evaluation of the segments in the page.
Semantic snippet construction for search engine results based on segment evaluation
The result listing of a search engine generally consists of a link to the page and a snippet associated with it. The snippets hold the occurrences of the user specified keywords in the target page.
Semantic snippet construction for search engine results based on segment evaluation
This paper addresses the snippet construction problem so that the con st ruc ted segmen t wou ld ref lec t the page ’s relevancy with respect to the user supp lied query.
Semantic snippet construction for search engine results based on segment evaluation
Proposing a model to construct the search result snippets by evaluating the relevancy of the query with respect to the page based on various semantics.
Semantic snippet construction for search engine results based on segment evaluation
The comparisons are made between the system with simple snippets and system with semantic snippets.
Semantic snippet construction for search engine results based on segment evaluation
The future directions for this research work include incorporation of images and other resources in the snippet which would further enhance the relevancy judgment process.
Semantic snippet construction for search engine results based on segment evaluation
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