donut

[doh-nuht, -nuht]
noun
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donut (ˈdəʊnʌt)
 
n
a variant spelling (esp US) of doughnut

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donuts definition


(Obsolete) A collective noun for any set of memory bits. This usage is extremely archaic and may no longer be live jargon; it dates from the days of ferrite core memories in which each bit was implemented by a doughnut-shaped magnetic flip-flop.
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Example sentences
Suddenly every commercial is food-related, every meeting in the office has a
  box of donuts brought in by the devil.
Other than that perhaps bungee prayer meetings might do it, but before the
  donuts and coffee, of course.
Contractor will also furnish drinks and individually wrapped donuts.
We are well known for our light fluffy melt in your mouth donuts and delicious
  strawberry cakes.
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