De-Rezz

/dee-rez'/

[from 'de-resolve' via the movie "Tron"]

(also 'derez') 1. vi. To disappear or dissolve; the image that goes with it is of an object breaking up into raster lines and static and then dissolving. Occasionally used of a person who seems to have suddenly 'fuzzed out' mentally rather than physically. Usage: extremely silly, also rare. This verb was actually invented as *fictional* hacker jargon, and adopted in a spirit of irony by real hackers years after the fact.

2. vt. On a Macintosh, many program structures (including the code itself) are managed in small segments of the program file known as 'resources'. The standard resource compiler is Rez. The standard resource decompiler is DeRez. Thus, decompiling a resource is 'derezzing'. Usage: very common.

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