ABEND

ABEND is an Acronym for abnormal end of task. It refers to software crashes or loss. The phrase is derived from an error message on the IBM 360.

ABEND is also an Acronym for Absent By Enforced Net Deprivation. Sent in chat messages or as an email subject line to warn friends and others of your forced loss of Internet access (due to moving, network outages, or illness).

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