= H =
[scientific computation] The preferred modifier
for overstating an understatement. As in: `highly nonoptimal',
the worst possible way to do something; `highly nontrivial',
either impossible or requiring a major research project; `highly
nonlinear', completely erratic and unpredictable; `highly
nontechnical', drivel written for lusers, oversimplified to
the point of being misleading or incorrect (compare drool-proof paper). In other computing cultures, postfixing of in the extreme might be preferred.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.