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POC

Meaning 1 Proof of concept
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A demonstration that shows the potential of a concept or theory; used in multiple fields, such as business, filmmaking, and science; also used in software development to demonstrate how a program will solve a problem fulfill a particular need.

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"The software team will present the POC to our clients next week."
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Updated January 23, 2013
Meaning 2 Piece of crap
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A milder version of POS; sometimes refers to a piece of junk, but may also used as an exclamation towards someone else, i.e., in online gaming, when someone sneaks up behind you and kills your character, you might type, "POC!"

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"Ah, POC! I forgot to pick up my clothes at the dry cleaner today."
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Updated December 26, 2013
Meaning 3 Point of contact
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Refers to the person you are supposed to meet or check in with at a location, or who you are supposed to communicate with via email; often displayed on business proposals and marketing materials.

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"When you arrive, ask for the vice president of sales. He will be your POC."
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Updated February 14, 2013
Meaning 4 Person of color
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An acronym that refers to a person of color.

The acronym is commonly used to describe an African American but is not limited to a single ethnic group. It's often utilized in America to help describe the experience of a member of a minority group. Can also be used as "persons of color" or "people of color." Caucasian individuals are not considered a POC.

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"As a POC, I care deeply about what's going on in Ferguson."
"I think all people should be interested in what's going on there."
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Updated August 20, 2014