- the act of updating a software program without adequately informing the public, as by failing to release it as an official new version.
Origin of slipstreaming
First recorded in 1985–90
- to ride in the slipstream of a fast-moving vehicle.
Origin of slipstream
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- Also called: airstream, race
- the stream of air forced backwards by an aircraft propeller
- a stream of air behind any moving object
- motor racing to follow (another car, etc) closely in order to take advantage of the decreased wind resistance immediately behind it
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Word Origin and History for slipstreaming
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