|n.||1.||A simpleton; a fool.|
|2.||(Zool.) Any tern of the genus Anous, as Anous stolidus.|
|3.||An old game at cards.|
|4.||A small two-wheeled one-horse vehicle.|
|5.||An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; - used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.|
|noddy - /nod'ee/ [UK: from the children's books] 1. Small and
un-useful, but demonstrating a point. Noddy programs are
often written by people learning a new language or system.
The archetypal noddy program is hello, world. Noddy code
may be used to demonstrate a feature or bug of a compiler.
May be used of real hardware or software to imply that it
isn't worth using. "This editor's a bit noddy."|
2. A program that is more or less instant to produce. In this use, the term does not necessarily connote uselessness, but describes a hack sufficiently trivial that it can be written and debugged while carrying on (and during the space of) a normal conversation. "I'll just throw together a noddy awk script to dump all the first fields." In North America this might be called a mickey mouse program. See toy program.
3. A simple (hence the name) language to handle text and interaction on the Memotech home computer. Has died with the machine.