AskDefine | Define snippet

Dictionary Definition

snippet n : a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off) [syn: snip, snipping]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈsnɪ.pət/
  • /"snI.p@t/


Diminutive of snip (with suffix -et).


  1. a tiny piece or part
    From the snippet I heard of their rehearsal, they sound pretty good.
  2. a textfile containing a relatively small amount of code, useless by itself, along with instructions for inserting that code into a larger codebase


a tiny piece or part

Extensive Definition

A snippet, defined as a small piece of something, may in more specific contexts refer to:
snippet in Czech: Snippet

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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