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

  wrap around
   vi.
  
      (also n. wraparound and v. shorthand wrap)
  
      1. [techspeak] The action of a counter that starts over at zero or at minus
      infinity (see infinity) after its maximum value has been reached, and
      continues incrementing, either because it is programmed to do so or because
      of an overflow (as when a car's odometer starts over at 0).
  
      2. To change phase gradually and continuously by maintaining a steady
      wake-sleep cycle somewhat longer than 24 hours, e.g., living six long
      (28-hour) days in a week (or, equivalently, sleeping at the rate of 10
      microhertz). This sense is also called phase-wrapping.
  

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

  wrap around
  
     (Or "wraparound", "wrap") The action of a counter that starts
     again at zero or at "minus infinity" (see infinity) after
     its maximum value has been reached, and continues
     incrementing, either because it is programmed to do so or
     because of an overflow (as when a car's odometer starts again
     at 0).
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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