RE: Need a word for...

Subject: RE: Need a word for...
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 11:46:09 -0500


John Posada [mailto:jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com] suggested:

> > Once again, I'm turning to the Techwr-l
> "reverse-lookup-dictionary" for a term that I'm pretty sure
> exists, but which is eluding me at present.
> >
> > Is there a general, or engineering, term for a condition
> where something is dropped/stopped and retries/resumes, but
> it happens so frequently and rapidly that it's annoying (or a
> drag on resources)?
>
> Churn?

Bingo!

That one hits the spot, with just the right negative connotation
(one recognized by anybody who ever worked for a cell-phone carrier
or other subscription-based service... )

Honorable mention to Gene who came up with the same word, but his
post arrived twenty minutes later.

Thank you kindly.


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References:
Need a word for...: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Need a word for...: From: John Posada

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