prestidigitization

/pres`t*-di"j*-ti:-zay"sh*n/ 1. A term coined by Daniel Klein <dvk@lonewolf.com> for the act of putting something into digital notation via sleight of hand.

["Open Channel", IEEE "Computer", November 1981].

2. Data entry through legerdemain.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1994-11-01

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