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What is the definition of ABEND?

  1. /o'bend/, /*-bend'/ ABnormal END. Abnormaltermination (of software); crash; lossage. Derives froman error message on the IBM 360; used jokingly by hackersbut seriously mainly by code grinders. Usually capitalised,but may appear as "abend". Hackers will try to persuade youthat ABEND is called "abend" because it is what systemoperators do to the computer late on Friday when they want tocall it a day, and hence is from the German "Abend" ="Evening".

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What are the usage examples for ABEND?

  1. Once or twice men called after us- to which we answered " Guten Abend and marched on. – The Escaping Club by A. J. Evans
  2. " Guten Abend we shouted, and marched on. – The Escaping Club by A. J. Evans
  3. 42. Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbaths. – Johann Sebastian Bach by Johann Nikolaus Forkel and Charles Sanford Terry
  4. " Guten abend said they. – Rollo in Switzerland by Jacob Abbott
  5. He saluted us with the usual " Guten Abend as he approached. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  6. A girl of twelve or thirteen received her on the upper landing, saying " Guten Abend and looking at her with wonder. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  7. Well, Johnny Abend asked if he could take me. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  8. Old Tom Abend tapped Joe on the shoulder. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  9. Es war getan fast eh gedacht; Der Abend wiegte schon die Erde, Und an den Bergen hing die Nacht. – An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas
  10. If she does not- abend dey lose. – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)
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