a canned food product consisting especially of pork formed into a solid block.
(lowercase)Digital Technology. disruptive online messages, especially commercial messages posted on a computer network or sent as email (often used attributively): Install spam blocker software and keep your email spam filters updated to protect your accounts from unsolicited spam.
(lowercase)Digital Technology. (of promotional content on the internet) irrelevant or misdirected: The search engine delivered spam websites that had nothing to do with my keywords.
(lowercase)Digital Technology. to send spam to.
(lowercase)Digital Technology. to execute (an action) or use (an item) rapidly or repeatedly in a video game: Spam the attack button as soon as the fight begins.
(lowercase)Digital Technology. to send spam.
- spammer, noun
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How to use Spam in a sentence
Two weeks ago, Spam text messages started pinging the mobile phones of Hong Kong residents associated with the protests.
Spam, squirt guns, earthworms, pirate costumes—stuff like that.
Perhaps the most curious dish available for breakfast, listed on the menu as "Everyone's Favorite," is Spam and eggs.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café | Jane & Michael Stern | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“There are plenty of companies that are more than happy to Spam and scam customers with bare-minimum products,” McEwen says.
APN will not send you any other content—no Spam, no solicitation.
This is called a "word frequency histogram" and it tells you what the probability is that any bag of words is likely to be Spam.
Darryl and I once tried to write our own better Spam filter and when you filter Spam, you need Bayesian math.
Now, take a ton of email that's not Spam -- in the biz, they call that "ham" -- and do the same.
You take every word that's in the Spam and count how many times it appears.
If it turns out to be Spam, you adjust the "Spam" histogram accordingly.
British Dictionary definitions for spam (1 of 2)
to send unsolicited electronic mail or text messages simultaneously to a number of e-mail addresses or mobile phones
unsolicited electronic mail or text messages sent in this way
- spammer, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Spam (2 of 2)
trademark a kind of tinned luncheon meat, made largely from pork
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Cultural definitions for spam
Unsolicited, undesired e-mail. Also used as a verb. Spam is the e-mail version of junk mail.
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