Whetstone meaning

wĕtstōn, hwĕt-
A hard, fine-grained stone for honing tools.
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An abrasive stone for sharpening knives or other edged tools.
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A benchmark program that tests both floating point and integer operations of a CPU. The Whetstone test uses a wide variety of C functions and common programming logic. Results are expressed in KWIPS (kilo Whetstones per second) and MWIPS (mega Whetstones per second). Whetstone I tests 32-bit, and Whetstone II tests 64-bit operations. See Dhrystone and benchmark.
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A hard stone or piece of synthetically bonded hard minerals that has been formed with at least one flat surface, used to sharpen or hone an edged tool.
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(computing) A benchmark for evaluating the power of a computer.
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Origin of whetstone

  • From whet (“to sharpen") + stone

    From Wiktionary