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
noun Also slip stream.
verb (used without object)
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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