patch
  • noun a small correction made to software by the user, on the instructions of the software publisher
  • A temporary connection made between terminals of a patch panel. Also, to be connected in this manner.
  • A temporary connection made between terminals, using for instance, an alligator clip. Also, to be connected in this manner.
  • A piece of code added to a program to fix some problem, such as a bug. Also, the modification provided by the insertion of such code. Used, for instance, as a provisional remedy between product releases.

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