snippet
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsnɪpɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsnɪpɪt/, [ˈsnɪpɪ̈(ʔ)t̚]
Noun

snippet (plural snippets)

  1. A small part of something, such as a song or fabric; sample.
    From the snippet I heard of their rehearsal, they sound pretty good.
    • 1902, Beatrix Potter, The Tailor of Gloucester:
      He cut his coats without waste; according to his embroidered cloth, they were very small ends and snippets that lay about upon the table […]
  2. (computing) A text file containing a relatively small amount of code, useless by itself, along with instructions for inserting that code into a larger codebase.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: snippet
  • Russian: кусо́к
  • Spanish: snippet
Verb

snippet (snippets, present participle snippeting; past and past participle snippeted)

  1. (transitive, often, computing) To produce a snippet (small part) of; to excerpt.
    We snippeted the blog posts for display on the home page.
  2. To make small cuts, to snip, particularly with scissors.
    • 1902, Beatrix Potter, The Tailor of Gloucester:
      All day long while the light lasted he sewed and snippetted […]
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