function creep

noun

the gradual widening of the use of a technology or system beyond the purpose for which it was originally intended, esp when this leads to potential invasion of privacy

Nearby words

  1. funafuti,
  2. funambulist,
  3. funchal,
  4. functio laesa,
  5. function,
  6. function key,
  7. function shift,
  8. function space,
  9. function word,
  10. functionable

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