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mash-up Line breaks: mash-up

Definition of mash-up in English:


1A mixture or fusion of disparate elements: the film becomes a weird mash-up of 1950s western and 1970s TV cop show
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  • So when Quirk books announced their mashup of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in early 2009, I, like the rest of the Internet, was ecstatic.
  • In fact, the town of Arcadia where we stayed was an interesting mashup of chain restaurants galore and "real" homegrown businesses in downtown.
  • The unnamed alpine-dwelling species of the butterfly genus Lycaeide appears to be a genetic mashup of two known species - Lycaeides melissa and Lycaeides idas - according to a new study.
1.1A musical track comprising the vocals of one recording placed over the instrumental backing of another: a classic dancefloor mash-up
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  • Even something like mash-ups, where people take two pop songs and blend them together, can be seen as a kind of exercise in constrained creativity.
  • That's why mash-ups, named after hip-hop mixes of two or more songs, are starting to rock.
  • It spent nearly three years trying to clear the rights to all the records it intended to use on a mash-ups album.
1.2 Computing A web page or application created by combining data or functionality from different sources: a mash-up which mixes BBC news with links to Wikipedia articles
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  • You can see all of the candidates campaign appearances in a Google Maps mashup and even download their calendar.
  • Watch edits to the English Wikipedia happen almost real-time on a map with Wikipediavision, a neat dynamically-updating Google Maps mashup.
  • For example, you could write a google maps mashup for finding local businesses that uses an identicon for each business type.

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