from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Scraps or bits of paper, such as the perforated edges of paper for tractor feed printers or the tiny rectangles punched out from data cards.
- n. One of these scraps or bits of paper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Small pieces of paper punched out from the edges of continuous stationery, punched cards, paper tape etc.
- n. One of these pieces of paper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See shad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of shad. The name in Cornwall, England, of the young of the common sea-bream, Pagellus centrodontus.
- n. A dry twig: same as chat.
- n. Dry, bushy fragments found among food. [Prov. Eng. in both senses, usually in plural.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
- n. a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
- n. a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape
- n. a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
Graham notes that the noun was then construed as plural, on the analogy of chaff, but today’s ballot counters are referring to chads, construing the word chad as singular.
| Reply sit back with some hot tea and a good video game and let the healing begin chad attack
BECK: And I think you had a theory that you called chad buildup, right?
” But according to Peter Graham, now university librarian at Syracuse, who served early in his career as a keypunch operator, “We had what we called a chad box underneath the key punch.
In 2000, it was "chad" -- as in the hanging chads of Florida, which played a central role in the tight race between Al Gore and George W. Bush.
I wonder if you think 51 is too old hi my name is chad and I am calling from charlotte
Linda Evans [who did quality control for Sequoia for more than seven years] recalls the chad testing of ballots manufactured for the 2000 election.
Mayor's race is hanging by a chad was the previous entry in this blog.
Mayor's race is hanging by a chad is the next entry in this blog.
And then, what you would do, is you would find the punches went not through the so-called chad, but through the number.