1
vote
3answers
157 views

What does it mean in this context by “Gem”?

From here, I found such a sentence: This Gem won't cover hardware details... Besides, I also found a book named: GPU Gems I could not look up the meaning of "Gem". What's its meaning in ...
11
votes
4answers
41k views

What does “10-4 ” mean?

I could have asked this question personally to my respected colleague who gave me a valuable answer to the question, “Is the ‘tame the infinite becoming an idiom or a popular phrase,” which I posted ...
3
votes
1answer
101 views

Meaning of “float a deadpoint”

In a book about climbing technique (written by an American) I found the following expression: ...: floating a deadpoint from any one of a million different body positions. While the meaning of ...
2
votes
3answers
255 views

Meaning of “cross”?

There is a related group of drugs known as cephalosporins that exhibit a 6% cross sensitivity reaction to penicillin allergy sufferers. What's the meaning of cross in this sentence? Is ...
1
vote
1answer
115 views

What does 'culture' mean in this sentence?

...which is often used when the physician does not (or cannot) perform a culture to determine the actual bacterium.