(comparative more hacking, superlative most hacking)
- Short and interrupted, broken, jerky; hacky.
- A hacking cough. A hacking laugh. A hacking breath. A hacking cry.
- A more hacking and harrowing cough I have never heard.
- Anise will diminish the most hacking cough to where it is no longer irritating.
Most non-creative collocations are the phrases given as examples.
- (computing) Playful solving of technical work that requires deep understanding, especially of a computer system.
- From hacker: "A person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular." "” RFC 1392
- (computing) Unauthorized attempts to bypass the security mechanisms of an information system or network. See also cracker.
- (pathology) A dry coughing; the emission of a succession of short coughs.
- (sports, chiefly American football, soccer, rugby) A kick in the shins.
- (massage) The act of striking the muscles with the side of the hand.
- (UK, countable) A riding or journey on horseback. (Plural hackings.)
- Present participle of hack.
hacking - Computer Definition
Hacking to many in the Computer Underground (CU) is the act of immersing oneself in computer systems details to optimize their capabilities. “Cracking” is often incorrectly cited by the media and the public as “hacking,” a matter that aggravates those in the hacker community.
See Also: Cracking.