= M =
[common] Vague term used to describe
`smooth' transformations of a data set into a different form,
esp. transformations that do not lose information. Connotes less
pain than munch or crunch. "He wrote a program that
massages X bitmap files into GIF format." Compare slurp.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.