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(scientific computation) The next step up from numbers. Interesting graphical output from a program that may not have any sensible relationship to the system the program is intended to model, but good for showing to management.
[Jargon File]
(1995-02-15)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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  • A room with pretty pictures and bright mottoes on the wall, with canary songs and blooming plants.

    Sunday-School Success Amos R. Wells
  • I have a paint-box, and I am going to color all the pretty pictures.

  • Men could paint amusing and often pretty pictures of its people and its places.

    The Ancien Regime Charles Kingsley
  • From my friends I received some pretty pictures and friendly keepsakes.

    The True Story of My Life Hans Christian Andersen
  • Another showed the children some pretty pictures, which she had brought with her for the purpose, and asked questions about them.

    The Measurement of Intelligence Lewis Madison Terman
  • Now get the large picture-book, and let us look at the pretty pictures, and I will tell you stories about them.

  • His letters give some pretty pictures which passed his carriage windows on the way.

    James Fenimore Cooper Mary E. Phillips
  • David, little giant, we shall have very little to do with pretty pictures to-night.

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