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What is the meaning of Xbox? Its name has horribly geeky origins: the bit of Microsoft's Windows software that does fancy graphics is called DirectX, so when the company moved into games consoles in 2001, it wanted a 'DirectX box' that was optimised for graphical performance. But never mind the term's literal meaning. What does the glitzy launch this week of its successor, the Xbox 360, at a hangar in the Mojave Desert, tell us about the world's biggest software company?

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geek (plural geeks)
(dated) A carnival performer specializing in bizarre and unappetizing behavior.
I once saw a geek bite the head off a live chicken.
(colloquial) A person who is intensely interested in a particular field or hobby and usually antisocial. Often used with an attributive noun.
I was a complete computer geek in high school, but I get out a lot more now.
Most famous actors are really theater geeks at heart.
(colloquial, by extension) An expert in a technical field, particularly one having to do with computers.
My laptop’s locked up again. I need a geek.
Do you need a hardware geek or a software geek?
(colloquial) The subculture of geeks; an esoteric subject of interest that is marginal to the social mainstream; the philosophy, events, and physical artifacts of geeks.
(colloquial) An unfashionable or socially undesirable person.
Why do you hang around with them? They’re just geeks.
(Australian, colloquial) A look.
Have a geek at this.


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