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3 definitions found
 for OB-
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ob- \Ob-\ [L. ob, prep. Cf. Epi-.]
     A prefix signifying to, toward, before, against, reversely,
     etc.; also, as a simple intensive; as in oblige, to bind to;
     obstacle, something standing before; object, lit., to throw
     against; obovate, reversely, or oppositely, ovate. Ob- is
     commonly assimilated before c, f, g, and p, to oc-, of-, og-,
     and op-.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Ob-
   /ob/, pref.
  
      Obligatory. A piece of netiquette acknowledging that the author has been
      straying from the newsgroup's charter topic. For example, if a posting in
      alt.sex is a response to a part of someone else's posting that has nothing
      particularly to do with sex, the author may append ?ObSex? (or ?Obsex?) and
      toss off a question or vignette about some unusual erotic act. It is
      considered a sign of great winnitude when one's Obs are more interesting
      than other people's whole postings.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Ob-
  
     /ob/ prefix Obligatory.  A piece of netiquette acknowledging
     that the author has been straying from the newsgroup's charter
     topic.  For example, if a posting in alt.sex is a response to
     a part of someone else's posting that has nothing particularly
     to do with sex, the author may append "ObSex" (or "Obsex") and
     toss off a question or vignette about some unusual erotic act.
     It is considered a sign of great winnitude when one's Obs
     are more interesting than other people's whole postings.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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