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Meaning of SANDBOX

Pronunciation:  'sand`bâks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in
  2. [n]  mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal

SANDBOX is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: sandpile
 See Also: cast, mold, mould, plaything, toy



Computing Dictionary

(UK: "sandpit")

1. A protected, limited environment where applications (e.g. java programs downloaded from the internet) are allowed to "play" without risking damage to the rest of the system.

2. A term for the R&D department at many software and computer companies (where hackers in commercial environments are likely to be found). The term is half-derisive, but reflects the truth that research is a form of creative play.

Compare playpen.

3. link farm.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or playing in a sandbox in your dream, suggests that you are taking a situation too seriously. You need to lighten up and enjoy the experience.