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Meaning of "jiffies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF JIFFIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JIFFIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Jiffies is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES JIFFIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Jiffy (time)

Jiffy is an informal term for any unspecified short period of time, as in "I'll be back in a jiffy". From this it has acquired a number of more precise applications for short, very short, or extremely short periods of time. First attested in 1785, the word's origin is unclear, though one suggestion is that it was thieves' cant for lightning.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JIFFIES

jibe
Jibouti
Jibuti
jicama
jickajog
jickajogging
JICTAR
Jidda
Jiddah
jiff
jiffy
Jiffy bag
jig
jigaboo
jigajig
jigamaree
Jigawa
jigged
jigger
jigger flea

WORDS THAT END LIKE JIFFIES

amplifies
baffies
clarifies
defies
exemplifies
identifies
intensifies
justifies
modifies
notifies
qualifies
satisfies
signifies
simplifies
specifies
stiffies
taffies
testifies
toffies
verifies

Synonyms and antonyms of jiffies in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «JIFFIES»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «jiffies» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of jiffies

Translation of «jiffies» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JIFFIES

Find out the translation of jiffies to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of jiffies from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «jiffies» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

的jiffies
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jiffies
570 millions of speakers

English

jiffies
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

jiffies
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

jiffies
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тиков
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jiffies
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

jiffies
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jiffies
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jiffies
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

jiffies
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

jiffy単位
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지피
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jiffies
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

jiffies
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

jiffies
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Jiffies
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

jiffies
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

jiffies
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jiffies
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тиків
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

jiffies
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

jiffies
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

jiffies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jiffies
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jiffies
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of jiffies

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JIFFIES»

The term «jiffies» is regularly used and occupies the 84.829 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JIFFIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about jiffies

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JIFFIES»

Discover the use of jiffies in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to jiffies and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Linux Device Drivers
The counter is a 64-bit variable (even on 32-bit architectures) and is called jiffies_64. However, driver writers normally access the jiffies variable, an unsigned long that is the same as either jiffies_64 or its least significant bits. Using jiffies is ...
Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, Greg Kroah-Hartman, 2005
2
Understanding the Linux Kernel
The reason is that local APIC timers are used only to generate periodic interrupts and are never used to achieve sub-tick resolution. The jiffies variable The jiffies variable is a counter that stores the number of elapsed ticks since the system was  ...
Daniel P. Bovet, Marco Cesati, 2005
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Beginning LinuxProgramming
Given that jiffies is defined to be an unsigned long, it will wrap eventually and start ticking from zero again. If timeout wraps when jiffies and PROBE_TIMEOUT are added, a simple test of do { do_command(PROBE); stat = get_status(); while  ...
Neil Matthew, Richard Stones, 2004
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Understanding Linux Network Internals
Every time the timer expires it increments the global variable called jiffies. This means that at any time, jiffies represents the number of ticks since the system booted, and the generic value n*HZ represents n seconds of time. If all a function  ...
Christian Benvenuti, 2006
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The Linux Programming Interface
The accuracy of various time-related system calls described in this book is limited to the resolution of the system software clock, which measures time in units called jiffies. The size of a jiffy is defined by the constant HZ within the kernel source ...
Michael Kerrisk, 2010
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Retro Knits
In the 1940s, a women's size 20 fit a 40" bust Yew Aluminum or Plastic HERO New Aluminum or Plastic "JIFFIES" Knitting Heedtes ^f."^ J*' +m ** HERO " JIFFIES in new satin-smooth, hollow core " Air-Fly te" Aluminum are light as air — filled ...
Kari A. Cornell, 2008
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Linux Kernel Development
The following expression converts from seconds to a unit of jiffies: (seconds * HZ) Likewise, this expression converts from jiffies to seconds: (jiffies / HZ) The former, converting from seconds to ticks, is more common. For example, code often ...
Robert Love, 2010
8
Embedded Linux System Design and Development
unsigned long long sched_clock(void) { return (unsigned long long) jiffies * ( 1000000000 / HZ); The above implementation of sched_clock is architecture independent and returns a value based on jiffies. On many embedded platforms the ...
P. Raghavan, Amol Lad, Sriram Neelakandan, 2005
9
Working Effectively with Legacy Code
Would it be hard to write tests for this function if we had to make some changes to it? void set_writetime(struct buffer_head * buf, int flag) { int newtime; if ( buffer_dirty(buf)) { /* Move buffer to dirty list if jiffies is clear */ newtime = jiffies + ( flag ...
Michael Feathers, 2004
10
Integrated Service Model in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
The processor occupancy is measured by recording the current values of user and system jiffies of the process that have been scheduled. The difference between the current and the previous values is obtained to calculate the processor ...
Yan Sun, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JIFFIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term jiffies is used in the context of the following news items.
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USB 3.0 hub powered notebook adaptor
Lumia 640 XL, 5.7” Windows Phone - Review · Review - Wear Reader for iOS and Apple Watch · Review - Jiffies - Calendar in the watch for iOS ... «iTWire, Jun 15»
2
Check Point Cyber Security Symposium 2015
Lumia 640 XL, 5.7” Windows Phone - Review · Review - Wear Reader for iOS and Apple Watch · Review - Jiffies - Calendar in the watch for iOS ... «iTWire, Jun 15»
3
Revolutionize the clock, the planner and your life with new Jiffies app
This new version of Jiffies makes the most of your time by reimagining (and reinventing) the clock face, to keep you on track with your business ... «prMac, May 15»
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HIDDEN HISTORY: Batavia area stores 50 years ago, 1965
Among the sale items were winter jackets, straw hats, raincoats, cotton pants, jiffies, sweat shirts, beach jackets, bow ties, colored dress shirts, ... «The Daily News Online, May 15»
5
Jiffies gives your events and appointments a whole new look
The Jiffies – Calendar in the Watch app provides a new way to view your events. Different than other calendar apps, no scrolling is necessary to ... «AppAdvice, May 15»
6
Will The Apple Watch Make Us More Productive, Or Less?
Other organizational apps like EasilyDo, Jiffies, and 24me will also be ready come April 24. Salesforce has an app ready to go, and Slack is ... «Fast Company, Mar 15»
7
What Your Favorite Apps Look Like On Apple Watch (Plus New Ones!)
Jiffies: An event-clock app that shows you all your upcoming events as circular segments for the 24-hour day cycle. jiffies-events. Braintoss: ... «TechCrunch, Mar 15»
8
WHAT TIME IS IT?
And God only knows how many jiffies are there in two shakes of a lamb's tail. And why did they coin 'two shakes of a lamb's tale'? What's wrong ... «The Daily Star, Nov 14»
9
The day that Anaconda became a spoken word poem and Run The …
... Club fans get something that rhymes with 'jiffies'. He goes at it in this new clip from Birdman – and Michael Keaton has the best response. «The Guardian, Oct 14»
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22 Animated GIFs That Are Up For Their Own Version Of The Oscars
GIFYs — it stands for GIF of the Year, and it should be pronounced 'jiffies' according to .GIF creator Steven Wilhite — and they are like the ... «Co.Design, Jan 14»

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