Runt meaning

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An undersized animal, especially the smallest animal of a litter.
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The definition of a runt is someone or something that is undersized, or the smallest animal in a litter of animals.

An example of a runt is the pig character Wilbur in the book Charlotte's Web.

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A short person.
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A stunted, undersized, or dwarfish animal.
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The smallest animal of a litter.
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An insignificant person.
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The frame that remains after a collision on a CSMA/CD medium such as Ethernet. Runts are undersize packets, smaller than what the network protocol calls for, such as 64 bytes in Ethernet. Electrical interference or faulty wiring can also produce a runt. It is the opposite of an oversize packet, termed a "giant." See runt filtering.
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An unintentionally truncated frame or packet. A runt is either malformed or errored in transit and must be ignored if received.
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The smallest animal of a litter.
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Undersized or stunted plant, animal or person.
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(computing) An Ethernet packet that does not meet the medium's minimum packet size of 64 bytes.
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(typography) A single word (portion of a hyphenated word) that appears as the last line of a paragraph.
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A breed of pigeon related to the carrier pigeon.
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Origin of runt

  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition