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Pronounced "pipe". In a UNIX shell, it is used to redirect the standard output (stdout) of a command to the standard input (stdin) of the next.

ALso, in C, C++ and others, it is the symbol for the logical expression 'or'.
$ ls | grep e
^^^ outputs all entries in current directory that have the letter 'e'. Takes output of 'ls' and supplies that as the pattern grep looks for.

this || that
^^^ literally resolves to "this or that"
by UmmAgummA July 11, 2005

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A mindset in which a person thinks only or mostly of the group s/he belongs to, sometimes to the detriment of others.
Some factionistic Serbs refuse to acknowledge the Srebrenica massacre.
by UmmAgummA July 11, 2005

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