AskDefine | Define jape

Dictionary Definition

jape n : a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point" [syn: joke, gag, laugh, jest]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. to jest; to play tricks; to jeer
  2. to mock; to trick


  1. a joke

Extensive Definition

Jape is a configurable, graphical proof assistant. It allows user to define a logic, decide how to view proofs, and much more. It works with variants of the sequent calculus and natural deduction.
It is available for the Mac, Unix, and Windows operating systems.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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