Sandbox meaning

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A low box filled with sand for children to play in.
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A litter box, especially for a cat.
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A box or pit containing sand for children to play in.
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A restricted environment in which certain functions are prohibited. For example, deleting files and modifying system information such as Registry settings and other control panel functions may be prohibited. Sandboxes are used to isolate one running application from another and to run software downloaded from the Internet that is not entirely trusted.Virtual Machines Are SandboxesOne of the features of virtualization is the creation of virtual machines, which are independent, isolated sandboxes within the computer (see virtual machine). See Java sandbox and behavior detection.
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(US) A children's play area consisting of a box filled with sand.
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A box filled with sand that is shaped to form a mould for metal casting.
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A container for sand or pounce, used historically before blotting paper.
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(computing) An isolated area where a program can be executed with a restricted portion of the resources available.

Running a program in a sandbox can prevent it from doing any damage to the system.

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(Wiktionary and WMF jargon) A page on a wiki where users are free to experiment without destroying or damaging any legitimate content.
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(computing) To restrict (a program, etc.) by placing it in a sandbox.
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Origin of sandbox