bubbling - Computer Definition
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Variant of bubble
- a very thin film of liquid forming a ball around air or gas: soap bubbles
- a tiny ball of air or gas in a liquid or solid, as in carbonated water, glass, etc.
- anything shaped like a bubble, sphere, or hemisphere, as a plastic or glass dome
- anything that is ephemeral or insubstantial
- any idea, scheme, etc. that seems plausible at first but quickly shows itself to be worthless or misleading
- the act, process, or sound of bubbling
Origin: Middle English bobel, of echoic origin, originally , as inch(es) Middle Dutch bubbel
- to make bubbles; rise in bubbles; boil; foam; effervesce
- to make a boiling or gurgling sound
Origin: ME bobelen
- to form bubbles in; make bubble
- ☆ Informal to cause (a baby) to burp
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