stanza
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈstænzə/
Noun

stanza (plural stanzas)

  1. A unit of a poem, written or printed as a paragraph; equivalent to a verse.
  2. (architecture) An apartment or division in a building.
  3. (computing) An XML element which acts as basic unit of meaning in XMPP.
    • 2011, P. Saint-Andre, RFC 6120 - Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP): Core
      Definition of XML Stanza: An XML stanza is the basic unit of meaning in XMPP.
    • 2009, Tim Riley, Adam Goucher, Beautiful Testing: Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software
      Whenever an XMPP client generates an XML stanza, it typically constructs the XML of the stanza by building up a structured document […]
    • 2009, John Rittinghouse, James F. Ransome, Cloud Computing: Implementation, Management, and Security
      Technically speaking, federation is the ability for two XMPP servers in different domains to exchange XML stanzas.
  4. (broadcasting) A segment; a portion of a broadcast devoted to a particular topic.
  5. (sports) A period; an interval into which a sporting event is divided.
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