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Definition 1: (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust - [noun denoting act]

Samples where firewall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he moved the throttle to the firewall

(firewall is a kind of ...) the act of applying force to propel something

"after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

(firewall is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 2: a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle - [noun denoting artifact]

(firewall is a kind of ...) an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure

"the south wall had a small window" "the walls were covered with pictures"

Definition 3: (computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet - [noun denoting artifact]

(firewall is a kind of ...) (computing) a system that enforces boundaries between computer networks

(firewall belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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