NSP = N = nugry

nude adj.

Said of machines delivered without an operating system (compare bare metal). "We ordered 50 systems, but they all arrived nude, so we had to spend an extra weekend with the installation disks." This usage is a recent innovation reflecting the fact that most IBM-PC clones are now delivered with an operating system pre-installed at the factory. Other kinds of hardware are still normally delivered without OS, so this term is particular to PC support groups.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Nude (?), a. [L. nudus. See Naked.]


Bare; naked; unclothed; undraped; as, a nude statue.

2. Law

Naked; without consideration; void; as, a nude contract. See Nudum pactum.


The nude, the undraped human figure in art.

-- Nude"ly, adv.- Nude"ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

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