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2 definitions found
 for priority interrupt
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  priority interrupt
   n.
  
      [from the hardware term] Describes any stimulus compelling enough to yank
      one right out of hack mode. Classically used to describe being dragged
      away by an SO for immediate sex, but may also refer to more mundane
      interruptions such as a fire alarm going off in the near vicinity. Also
      called an NMI (non-maskable interrupt), especially in PC-land.
  

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

  priority interrupt
  
      Any stimulus compelling enough to yank one right out
     of hack mode.  Classically used to describe being dragged
     away by an SO for immediate sex, but may also refer to more
     mundane interruptions such as a fire alarm going off in the
     near vicinity.  Also called an NMI (non-maskable interrupt),
     especially in PC-land.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2005-02-13)
  

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