wrap around

wraparound

[rap-uh-round]
adjective
1.
(of a garment) made to fold around or across the body so that one side of the garment overlaps the other forming the closure.
2.
extending in a curve from the front around to the sides: a wraparound windshield.
3.
of, pertaining to, or arranged under a wraparound mortgage: wraparound financing.
4.
all-inclusive; comprehensive: a wraparound insurance plan.
noun
5.
a wraparound object.
7.
Printing. a thin metal, plastic, or rubber plate made flat and then wrapped around a cylinder for printing on a rotary press.
9.
British, book jacket.
Also, wrap-around.


Origin:
1965–70; adj., noun use of verb phrase wrap around (something)

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wraparound (ˈræpəˌraʊnd)
 
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computing another name for word wrapping

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(Or "wraparound", "wrap") The action of a counter that starts again at zero or at "minus infinity" (see infinity) after its maximum value has been reached, and continues incrementing, either because it is programmed to do so or because of an overflow (as when a car's odometer starts again at 0).
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