Definition of Bad block

1. Noun. (computer science) a block (usually one sector) that cannot reliably hold data.

Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Block



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bad Block

bad-lad split
bad-mannered
bad-minded
bad-mouth
bad-mouthed
bad-mouthing
bad-mouths
bad-talk
bad-tempered
bad apple
bad apples
bad bank
bad banks
bad beat
bad beats
bad block (current term)
bad blood
bad boy
bad boys
bad breath
bad cess
bad check
bad checks
bad cheque
bad condition
bad debt
bad debts
bad egg
bad eggs
bad ending

Literary usage of Bad block

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1. Transactions of the American Ceramic Society Containing the Papers and by American Ceramic Society (1906)
"It is sometimes the custom of new molders to constantly wet their hands while molding, and this almost always produces a bad block, which usually cracks ..."

2. The Bibliographer (1882)
"Thus from time to time he sends forth a very bad block, and he never produces work of the first order. ..."

3. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York by Jacob August Riis (1890)
"... that the erection of a single good tenement has the power to change, gradually but surely, the character of a whole bad block. ..."

4. How to Make an Index by Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1902)
"There is a particularly bad block of references filling half a page under Lord. " Lord, High Chancellor, 7.6 ; 's Prayer vital to a nation, 7.22 ; Mayor and ..."

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