Referring to the quoted pieces of page content search engines like Google use on the SERP s instead of a traditional, webmaster created site descriptions. The term originates from the "NOSNIPPET" robots meta tag used to disallow SNIPPETS.
A code Snippet is an object which acts like a little library with PHP code in it. Code Snippets can be used to store useful fragments of code that don't necessarily belong to styles: classes, utility functions, html templates, style sheets, etc... Code Snippets include documentation.
In Saké, the term "snippet" refers to a small chunk of XML or HTML code that is embedded into an interface template. Snippets are used when an item in a Saké application's interface template may need to be used only in certain contexts, such as an error message that only occasionally needs to be displayed. A snippet may also be used for items that need to appear a variable number of times in a Saké application's output, such as the individual rows used in a list of messages. Snippets are stored within the template files themselves rather than in configuration files so that 100% of a Saké application's output can be specified via the templates.
A segment of a document. Typically, a snippet is a set of contiguous text about the size of a paragraph and is about a single topic. Non-text items could qualify as snippets too, such as a graph, picture, or diagram.
Snippet is a programming term used to refer to a small chunk of re-usable source code that serves as a sub-function to one or more formally defined functions within a given module. Snippets are often used to clarify the meaning of an otherwise "cluttered" function or to minimize the use of repeated code that is common to other functions.