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English Dictionary: drop-ins by the DICT Development Group
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From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   drop-ins n.   [prob. by analogy with {drop-outs}] Spurious
   characters appearing on a terminal or console as a result of line
   noise or a system malfunction of some sort.   Esp. used when these
   are interspersed with one's own typed input.   Compare {drop-outs},
   sense 2.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   drop-ins
  
      [analogy with {drop-outs}] Spurious characters appearing on a
      terminal or console as a result of {line noise} or a system
      malfunction of some sort.   Especially used when these are
      interspersed with one's own typed input.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
  
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