meaning of tone

1. tone brightness Tony Hoare Anthony Hoare tool 1. A program used primarily to create, manipulate, modify, or analyse other programs, such as a compiler or an editor or a cross-referencing program. Opposite: app, operating system. 2. A Unix application program with a simple, "transparent" typically text-stream interface designed specifically to be used in programmed combination with other tools see filter, plumbing. 3. MIT: general to students there To work; to study connotes tedium. The TMRC Dictionary defined this as "to set ones brain to the grindstone". See hack. 4. person> MIT A student who studies too much and hacks too little. MITs student humour magazine rejoices in the name "Tool and Die". [Jargon File]
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she ">wanted"

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