NMI/N-M-I/ n. Non-Maskable Interrupt. An IRQ 7 on the PDP-11 or 6800; the NMI line on an 8086. In contrast with a priority interrupt (which might be ignored, although that is unlikely), an NMI is _never_ ignored. Except, that is, on clone boxes, where NMI is often ignored on the motherboard because flaky hardware can generate many spurious ones.
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|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|