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buzz /vi./ 1. Of a program, to run with no indication of
progress and perhaps without guarantee of ever finishing; esp.
said of programs thought to be executing tight loops of code. A
program that is buzzing appears to be catatonic, but never
gets out of catatonia, while a buzzing loop may eventually end of
its own accord. "The program buzzes for about 10 seconds trying
to sort all the names into order." See spin; see also
grovel. 2. [ETA Systems] To test a wire or printed circuit
trace for continuity by applying an AC rather than DC signal. Some
wire faults will pass DC tests but fail a buzz test. 3. To process
an array or list in sequence, doing the same thing to each element.
"This loop buzzes through the tz array looking for a terminator
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