(benchmark) The first major synthetic benchmark program, intended to be representative for numerical (floating-point intensive) programming. It is based on statistics gathered by Brian Wichmann at the National Physical Laboratory in England, using an Algol 60 compiler which translated Algol into in...
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[n] - a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
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Whet'stone` noun [ Anglo-Saxon hwetstān .] A piece of stone, natural or artificial, used for whetting, or sharpening, edge tools. « The dullness of the fools is the whetstone of the wits.» Shak. « Diligence...
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noun a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
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• (n.) A piece of stone, natural or artificial, used for whetting, or sharpening, edge tools.
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[benchmark] The Whetstone benchmark is a synthetic benchmark for evaluating the performance of computers. It was first written in Algol 60 in 1972 at the National Physical Laboratory in the United Kingdom and derived from statistics on program behaviour gathered on the KDF9 computer, using a...
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whetstone, natural or manufactured stone used as an abrasive solid to sharpen tools. It is used dry, with water, or with oil. Such a stone of the finer grade used with oil is usually called an oilstone.
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1) A tool used for the sharpening of otherwise blunt materials 2) Sharpener 3) Stone
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