BABEL:

A Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms

Version 96B

Copyright ©: 1989-1996.......Irving Kind.......All Rights Reserved

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     First compiled when I became frustrated while reading magazine
articles, help wanted ads and equipment for sale brochures....all
pertaining to computers....where the following Abbreviations and
Acronyms were used and their meanings were either not known to me
or were not immediately available.  I have actually seen (or have
been told about) these combinations of letters used at one time or
another in magazines, newspapers, handbooks, etc.  They apply to
personal computers, multimedia, communications, programming,
networking, etc......you name it.  This glossary can never be
considered complete and that is why I now request your help.  Look
over the definitions and let me have your feedback.  If you have
ever seen letter combinations that you also did not understand,
please drop me a note at the address below.  Also, if you find any
errors, obsolete information or can suggest any additions or
deletions, they will be most welcome.  If you can help, you have my
thanks in advance.
 
     Keep BABEL on your computer or print it out and keep it on
your desk.  Either way, you will have an outstanding reference.
BABEL is revised three times a year, in January, May and September
so as to keep you up-to-date.  You may download the latest version
of BABEL from your favorite BBS or from the Internet.  See
APPENDIX A for description of methods that may be used to obtain
BABEL via the Internet.
 
     Letter groups followed with " * " were used before 1965.  At
some of these, I have noted historical information.  For a brief
interpretation of "smiley faces" and other informal expressions
used in electronic mail messages, see APPENDIX B.  For a partial
list of Country Domain Names, see APPENDIX C.
 
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Jan 1996 version = BABEL96A       Jan 1997 version = BABEL97A
May 1996 version = BABEL96B       May 1997 version = BABEL97B
Sep 1996 version = BABEL96C       Sep 1997 version = BABEL97C

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AA	  Auto Answer
AAB	  All-to-All Broadcast
AAL	  Asynchronous Transfer Mode Adaption Layer
AAP	  Applications Access Point [DEC]
AAS	  All-to-All Scatter
AASP	  ASCII Asynchronous Support Package
AAT       Average Access Time
ABC    *  Atanasoff-Berry Computer  (First digital
          calculating machine that used vacuum tubes)
ABEND	  Abnormal End
ABI	  Application Binary Interface
ABIOS	  Advanced BIOS
ABIST	  Automatic Built-In Self-Test [IBM]
ABLE      Adaptive Battery Life Extender
ABR       Available Bit Rate
ABRS      Automated Book Request System [British Library]
ABS       Absolute
ABT	  Abort
ABTS      ASCII Block Terminal Services
AC        Autocheck + Automatic Computer + Alternating Current
ACC	  Accumulator
ACD	  Automated Call Distribution +
	  Automatic Call Distributor
ACDI	  Asynchronous Communications Device Interface
ACE	  Advanced Computing Environment [SCO] +
	  Adverse Channel Enhancements [Microcom] +
       *  Automatic Computing Engine
ACF       Access Control Field +
          Advanced Communications Function
ACH       Automated Clearing House
ACIAS	  Automated Calibration Interval Analysis System
ACIS	  American Committee for Interoperable Systems
ACK	  Acknowledgment
ACL	  Access Control List
ACM	  Association for Computing Machinery
	  Audio Compression Manager [Microsoft]
ACMS	  Application Control Management System
ACP       Ancillary Control Program +
          Auxillary Control Process
ACROSS    Automated Cargo Release and Operations
          Service System
ACS       Access + Access Control Set +
          Access Control System +
	  Asynchronous Communication Server
ACTS	  Automated Computer Time Service
ACTT      Advanced Communication and Timekeeping
          Technology [Seiko]
ACU	  Automatic Calling Unit
A/D	  Analog to Digital
ADA       Automatic Data Acquisitions + Programming
          Language named after Augusta Ada Lovelace)
ADB	  Apple Desktop Bus
ADC	  Adaptive Data Compression (protocol) [Hayes] +
	  Add with Carry + Analog to Digital Converter
ADCCP	  Advanced Data Communication Control Procedures
ADD	  Automatic Document Detection [WordPerfect]
ADF       Automatic Document Feeder +
          Automatically Defined Function
.ADF      Adapter Description File (file name extension)
ADI	  AutoCad Device Interface (driver)
ADL	  Address Data Latch
ADLAT	  Adaptive Lattice Filter
ADLC	  Adaptive Lossless Data Compression [IBM] +
	  Asynchronous Data Link Control
ADMACS    Apple Document Mangagement And Conrol System
ADMD      Administrative Management Domain [X.400]
.ADN      Add In Utility (file name extension)
          [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC]
ADP	  Automatic Data Processing
ADPCM	  Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation
ADR	  Address
ADS	  Application Development Solutions [AT&T] +
	  Application Development System +
	  Automatic Distribution System
ADSC	  Address Status Changed
ADSL	  Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line
ADSR	  Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
ADT	  Application Data Types
ADU	  Automatic Dialing Unit
AE	  Above or Equal
AEB	  Analog Expansion Bus [Dialogic]
AF	  Auxiliary carry Flag
AFA       Accelerated File Access
AFC       Automatic Font Change
AFD	  Automatic File Distribution
AFII	  Association for Font Information Interchange
AFIRM     Automated Fingerprint Image Reporting and Match
AFIS      Automated Fingerprint Identification System
.AFM      Adobe Font Metrics (file name extension)
          [Adobe Systems]
AFP	  Appletalk Filing Protocol [Macintosh]
AFS	  Andrew File System (protocols)
AFTP      Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
AGC       Automatic Gain Control
AGRAS	  Antiglare-Antireflective-Antistatic
AI	  Analog Input + Artificial Intelligence
AIA	  Applications Integration Architecture [DEC]
AIC	  AIXwindows Interface Composer [IBM]
AIF	  Audio Interchange Format
AIIM	  Association for Information and Image Management
AIN	  Advanced Intelligent Network [Bell Atlantic]
AISB	  Association of Imaging Service Bureaus
AISP	  Association of Information Systems Professionals
AIX	  Advanced Interactive Executive [IBM]
ALC       Arithmetic and Logic Circuits +
          Automatic Level Control
ALE	  Address Latch Enable
ALGOL	  Algorithmic Oriented Language (see IAL)
ALIBI     Adaptive Location of Internetworked Bases
          of Information
ALINK     Active Link [HTML]
ALIWEB    Archie Like Indexing in the Web [Internet]
ALN       Asynchronous Learning Network
ALR       Advanced Logic Research, Inc.
ALT	  Alternate (mode)
ALT.      Alternate lifestyle [USENET Newsgroup Category]
ALU       Arithmetic Logic Unit
AMANDDA   Automated Messaging and Directory Assistance
AMD       Active Matrix Display +
          Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
AMI       American Megatrends, Inc.
AMMA      Advanced Memory Management Architecture
          [Everex Systems]
AMPS	  Advanced Mobile Phone Service
ANCOVA	  Analysis of Covariance
ANI	  Automatic Number Identification
.ANI      Animated Cursor (file name extension) [Microsoft]
ANN       Artificial Neural Network
.ANN      Annotations (file name extension) [IBM]
ANOVA	  Analysis Of Variance
ANSI	  American National Standards Institute
AO	  Analog Output
AOCE	  Apple Open Collaboration Environment
AOE	  Application Operating Environment [AT&T]
AOL	  America Online
AOS	  Add Or Subtract
AP	  Adjunct Processor + Application Processor
A/P	  Accounts Payable
APA	  Adaptive Packet Assembly +
	  All Points Addressable +
	  Arithmetic Processing Accelerator
APAR	  Authorized Program Analysis Report [IBM]
APAREN	  Address Parity Enable [IBM]
APCUG	  Association of PC User Groups
API       Application Program Interface
APIC      Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (bus) [Intel]
APIS      Advanced Passenger Information System
APL       A Programming Language (Mathematics)
APM	  Advanced Power Management [IBM OS2]
.APP	  Application (file name extension) [R:Base]
APPC	  Advanced Program-to-Program Communications [IBM]
APPI	  Advanced Peer-to-Peer Internetworking
APPN	  Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking [IBM]
APPS      Applications
APRP      Adaptive Pattern Recognition Processing
APS       Advanced Photo System +
          Asynchronous Protocol Specification
APSE	  ADA Programming Support Environment
APT       Address Pass Through +
          Advanced Parallel Technology +
	  Automatically Programmed Tools
A/R	  Accounts Receivable
ARA       AppleTalk Remote Access
ARAG	  Antireflective-Antiglare
ARAS	  Antireflective-Antistatic
.ARC	  Archive (file name extension)
ARCA	  Advanced RISC Computing Architecture
ARCnet	  Attached Resource Computer Network
.ARJ	  Compressed File (file name extension) [Jung]
ARL	  Adjusted Ring Length
ARLL	  Advanced Run Length Limited
ARM	  Advanced RISC Machine (processor) +
	  Annotated Reference Manual +
	  Asynchronous Response Mode
ARMA	  Association of Records Managers and Administrators
ARP	  Address Resolution Protocol [Novell]
ARPANET   Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
ARPL	  Adjust Requested Privilege Level
ARTA      Apple Real Time Architecture
ARTIC     A Real-Time Interface Copressor [IBM]
ARTS	  Asynchronous Remote Takeover Server
ARTT	  Asynchronous Remote Takeover Terminal
ARQ	  Automatic Repeat Request
ARU	  Audio Response Unit
AS	  Autonomous System [Internet]
ASAP	  As Soon As Possible +
	  Automatic Switching And Processing
AS3AP	  ANSI SQL Standard Scalable and Portable
.ASC	  ASCII text (file name extension)
ASCII	  American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASIC	  Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
ASIT	  Advanced Security and Identification Technology
ASL	  Adaptive Speed Levelling
ASLM      Apple Shared Library Manager [Macintosh]
.ASM      Assembler Source Language (file name extension)
ASMP      Asymmetric Multprocessing
ASN       Abstract Syntax Notation +
          Autonomous System Number
ASP       Association of Shareware Professionals
ASPI	  Advanced SCSI Programming Interface [Adaptec]
ASPS	  Advanced Signal Processing System
ASR	  Address Space Register + Automatic Send-Receive +
	  Automatic Speech Recognition
AST       AST Research, Inc. (named from first initials of
          the founders: Albert Wong, Safi Qureshey,
          Thomas Yuen)
ASYNC	  Asynchronous
AT	  Advanced Technology + Attention
ATA	  Advanced Technology Attachment
ATDP	  Attention Dial Pulse
ATDT	  Attention Dial Tone
ATE	  Automated Test Equipment
ATG	  Advanced Technology Group
ATH	  Attention Hang-Up (Modem command)
ATM       Adobe Typeface Manager +
          Asynchronous Transfer Mode +
	  Automated Teller Machine
ATPS	  AppleTalk Printing Services [Macintosh]
ATR	  Automatic Terminal Recognition
ATS	  Administrative Terminal System +
	  Apple Terminal Services
AT&T	  American Telephone and Telegraph
ATTN	  Attention
ATTRIB	  Attribute (also ATR)
ATZ	  Attention Restore configuration profile from
	  nonvolatile RAM (Modem command)
.AU	  Audio (file name extension)
AUDIT	  Automated Data Input Terminal
AUI	  Attachment Unit Interface
AUP	  Acceptable Use Policy [Internet]
AUTO	  Automatic
AUTOEXEC  Automatic Execution
AUX	  Auxiliary + (First Serial Port)
AV        Audio/Video + Audiovisual
AVA       Audio Visual Authoring [IBM]
AVC	  Audio Visual Connection [IBM]
AVG	  Average
AVI       Audio Visual Interleave [Microsoft]
AVR	  Automatic Voice Recognition
AWG	  American Wire Gage
AWK	  (Unix language named after its authors...
	  Al Aho, Peter Weinberger and Brian Kernighan)
AWS	  Advanced Workstations and Systems (group) [IBM]
AX	  Architecture Extended + Automatic Transmission

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BAK	  Binary Adaptation Kit [Microsoft]
.BAK	  Backup (file name extension)
BAL	  Basic Assembly Language
BALUN	  Balanced Unbalanced (device)
BAM	  Boyan Action Module
BARTS	  Bell Atlantic Regional Timesharing
.BAS	  Basic Language (file name extension)
BASH      Bourne Again Shell [Unix]
BASIC     Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
BASM	  Built-In Assembler
BAT	  Block Address Translation
.BAT	  Batch Processing (file name extension)
BBS	  Bulletin Board System
BCC	  Block Check Character
BCC:	  Blind Carbon Copy
BCD	  Binary Coded Decimal
BCL	  Batch Command Language
BCN	  Beacon
BCP       Best Current Practice + Bulk Copy Program
BCPL	  Basic Computer Programming Language
BCR	  Byte Count Register
BCS       Bar Code Sorter
BDA       Bios Data Area
BDE       Borland Database Engine [Borland]
BDOS      Basic Disk Operating System
BDR       Bus Device Request
BE        Below or Equal
BEL	  Bell
BELLCORE  Bell Communications Research
BERT	  Bit Error Rate Test/Tester
BF	  Bad Flag
B/F	  Background/Foreground
BFF	  Binary File Format [IBM]
BFT	  Binary File Transfer
BGA       Ball Grid Array
BGCOLOR   Background Color [HTML]
BGE       Branch if Greater or Equal
.BGI	  Borland Graphic Interface (file name extension)
BGP	  Border Gateway Protocol
BGT	  Branch if Greater Than
BHI	  Branch if Higher
BHIS	  Branch if Higher or Same
BI	  Binary Input
.BIB	  Bibliography (file name extension)
BiDi	  Bi-Directional
BIM	  Beginning of Information Marker
.BIN	  Binary (file name extension)
BINAC	* Binary Automatic Computer
BIOS	  Basic Input/Output System
BIS	  Business Information System
BISDN	  Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network
BIST	  Built-In Self-Test
BiSYNC	  (See BSYNC)
BIT	  Binary Digit
BITNET	  Because It's Time Network
BITNIC	  Bitnet Network Information Center
BIU	  Bus Interface Unit
BIX	  Byte Information Exchange (BBS)
BIZ.      Business [USENET Newsgroup Category]
.BK!      Backup (file name extension) [WordPerfect]

.B~K      Backup (file name extension)
BKSP      Backspace
BL	  Backlit
BLAST	  Blocked Asynchronous Transmission (protocol)
	  [Communications Research Group]
.BLD	  BASIC Bload Graphics (file name extension)
BLE	  Branch if Less or Equal
BLER      Block Error
BLK       Block
BLMC	  Buried Logic Macrocell
BLOB	  Binary Large Object
BLOS	  Branch if Lower Or Same
BMI	  Branch if Minus
BMIC	  BusMaster Interface Controller [Intel]
BMP       Basic Mapping Support + Batch Message Processing Program
.BMP	  Bitmap Picture (file name extension)
BNC	  Bayonet Neill-Concelman (connector used with
	  coaxial cable invented by Mr. Neill-Concelman)
BNE	  Branch if Not Equal
BNS       Backbone Network Service
BO        Binary Output
BoB	  Break-out Box
BOC       Basic Operator Console
BOM       Beginning Of Message
BOOTP	  Bootstrap Protocol [Internet]
BOPS      Billion Operations Per Second
BORPQU    Borland Pro Quattro
BORQU	  Borland Quattro
BOS	  Basic Operating System
BOT	  Beginning Of Table + Beginning of Tape
BP	  Base Pointer
BPB	  BIOS Parameter Block
BPI	  Bits Per Inch
BPL	  Branch if Plus
BPS	  Bits Per Second + Bytes Per Second
BR	  Bad Register
BRGC	  Binary Reflected Gray Code
BRI	  Basic Rate Interface + Brain Response Interface
BS        Backspace
BSAM      Basic Sequential Access Method
BSC	  Binary Synchronous Communication
.BSC	  Boyan Script (file name extension) [Boyan Communications]
BSCS	  Bachelor of Science (Degree) in Computer Science
BSD	  Berkely Software/Standard Distribution
BSF	  Bit Scan Forward
BSI	  British Standards Institute
BSR	  Bit Scan Reverse
BSS	  Block Started by Symbol
BSV	  BASIC Bsave Graphics (file name extension)
BSY	  Busy
BSYNC	  Binary Synchronous Communications (protocol)
BT	  Bit Test
BTAM	  Basic Telecommunications Access Method [IBM]
BTB	  Branch Target Buffer
BTC	  Bit Test and Complement
BTOA	  Binary To ASCII
BTP	  Batch Transfer Program
BTR	  Bit Test and Reset
BTS	  Bit Test and Set
BU	  Branch Unit
BUBL      Bulletin Board for Libraries [Janet]
BUF       Buffer
BVH       Base Video Handler
BWM       Block-Write Mode
B2X	  Binary To Hexadecimal [REXX]
BYTE	  Binary Element String

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C	  C Programming Language
.C	  C source code (file name extension) [C]
CA	  Collision  Avoidance
CAD	  Computer Aided Design
CADD	  Computer Aided Design and Drafting
CADE      Client/server Application Development Environment
CAE       Client Application Enabler +
          Common Applications Environment + Computer Aided Engineering
CAEX      Computer Aided Exploration
CAG       Column Address Generator
CAI	  Computer Aided Instruction
CAL	  Calendar + Computer Aided Learning
CAM	  Common Access Method + Computer Aided Manufacturing +
	  Contents Addressable Memory
CAN	  Cancel
CAP       Carrierless Amplitude and Phase-Modulation +
          Central Arbitration Point +
	  Communication Application Platform +
	  Computer Aided Publishing
.CAP	  Capture (file name extension)
CAPD	  Computing To Assist Persons With Disabilities [Johns
	  Hopkins University]
CAPS	  Capitals (Upper Case Letters) +
	  Cassette Programming System
CARL	  Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries [Internet]
CAS	  Column Address Select +
	  Communications Application Specification +
	  Computer Aided Styling
CASE	  Computer Aided Software Engineering
CASL	  Crosstalk Application Scripting Language [DCA]
CASS	  Computer Assisted Search Service
CASSIS	  Classified and Search Support Information System
CAT	  Computer Aided Testing + Computer Aided Tomography +
	  Computer Aided Transcription + Concatenate
.CAT	  Catalog (file name extension)
CATS	  Computer Assisted Training System
CAT SCAN  Computerized Axial Tomography Scan
CATV      Community Antenna Television (this was the original
          name for what is now known as Cable TV)
CAU	  Controlled Access Unit
CAV	  Constant Angular Velocity
CBC	  Cipher Block Chaining
CBCR	  Channel Byte Count Register
CBEMA	  Computer and Business Equipment
	  Manufacturers Association
CBGA	  Ceramic Ball Grid Array
CBI	  Computer Based Instruction
CBL	  Computer Based Learning
.CBL	  COBOL source code (file name extension)
CBMS	  Computer-Based Mail System
CBR	  Constant Bit Rate
CBT	  Computer Based Training
CBW	  Convert Byte to Word
CBX	  Computer-Controlled Branch Exchange
CC	  Cluster Controller
CC:	  Carbon Copy
CCD	  Charged-Coupled Device
CCFT	  Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tube
CCI	  Common Client Interface
CCITT     Comite Consultatif International Telegraphique et Telephonique/
          Consultative Committee for International Telegraph and Telephone
CCL       Connection Control Language
CCP       Console Command Processor
CCS	  Common Command Set + Common Communications Services +
          Common Communications Support +
	  Continuous Composite Servo
.CCS      Color Calibration System (file name extension)
CCSD      Cellular Circuit-Switched Data
CD        Carrier Detect + Change Directory +
	  Collision Detection + Color Display + Compact Disk
C/D	  Control Data
C2D	  Character To Decimal [REXX]
CDA	  Compound Document Architecture [DEC]
CDC	  Control Data Corporation
CD_CHRDY  Card Channel Ready [IBM]
CD-DA	  Compact Disk -Digital Audio
CDDI	  Copper Distributed Data Interface
CDE	  Common Desktop Environment + Complex Data Entry
.CDF	  Comma Delimited Format (file name extension)
CDFS	  Compact Disc File System [Microsoft]
CD+G	  Compact Disk plus Graphics
CD-I	  Compact Disk - Interactive
CDIA      Certified Document Imaging Architect
CDL	  Computer Design Language
CDMA	  Code Division Multiple Access
CDMF      Commercial Data Masking Facility [IBM]
CD-MO     Compact Disk - Magneto Optical
CDOS      Concurrent Disk Operating System
CDPD      Cellular Digital Packet Data
CDR	  Call Detail Record + Call Detail Recording
CD-R	  Compact Disk - Recordable
CD-RDx	  Compact Disk - Read Only Memory Data Exchange Standard
CDRL	  Contract Data Requirements List
CD-ROM	  Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
CD-RTOS   Compact Disk - Real Time Operating System
CDS	  Current Directory Structure
.CDT      Corel Draw Template (file name extension)
CD-V      Compact Disk - Video
CD-WO	  Compact Disk - Write Once
.CDX	  Compound Index (file name extension) [Fox Pro]
CD-XA	  Compact Disk - Extended Architecture
CE	  Cache Enable + Chip Enable + Collision Elimination +
	  Convert Enable
CEG	  Continuous Edge Graphics
CEI	  Conducted Electromagnetic Interference
CEMS	  Constituent Electronic Mail System
CEOP      Conditional End Of Page
CERN      The European Particle Physics Laboratory (initials
	  originally from Conseil European pour la Recherche Nucleaire)
CERT	  Computer Emergency Response Team
CFB	  Cipher Feedback + Configurable Function Block
.CFG	  Configuration (file name extension)
CFM       Code Fragment Manager [Macintosh]
CFR       Computerized Facial Recognition
CFS       Common File System
CFV       Call For Votes [Bitnet]
CGA	  Color Graphics Adapter
CGE       Common Graphics Environment
CGI       Common Gateway Interface + Computer Generated Images +
	  Computer Graphics Interface
.CGM	  Computer Graphics Metafile (file name extension) +
	  Graph (file name extension) [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC]
CHAP	  Challenge Authentication Protocol (protocol)
CHAR	  Character
CHAT	  Conversational Hypertext Access Technology [Internet]
CHCK	  Channel Check
CHCP	  Change Code Page
CHDIR	  Change Directory
CHFN	  Change Finger [Unix]
CHGRP	  Change Group
.CHK	  CHKDSK (file name extension)
CHKDSK	  Check Disk
CHMOD	  Change Mode
CHOWN	  Change Owner
CHP	  Chapter
CHR	  Character
CHRP	  Common Hardware Reference Platform
CHS	  Cylinder Head Sector
CIA	  Current Instruction Address
CICS/VS   Customer Information Control System/
	  Virtual Storage [IBM]
CID	  Configuration/Installation/Distribution
CIDR	  Classless Interdomain Routing
CIF       Common Interchange/Intermediate Format +
          Customer Information Feed
CIM       CompuServe Information Manager +
	  Computer Integrated Manufacturing
CIO	  Chief Information Offier
CIOCS	  Communication Input/Output Control System
CIP	  Command Interface Port
CIR       Committed Information Rate
CIRC      Circular Reference
CIS	  Card Information Structure + Client Information System +
	  CompuServe Information Service +
          Computer Information Systems + Contact Image Sensor +
          Customer Information System
CISC      Complex Instruction Set Computing
CIT	  Computer-Integrated Telephony
CIX	  Commercial Internet Exchange +
	  Compulink Information Exchange
CJLI	  Command Job Language Interpreter
CKD	  Count Key Data (device)
CLAR	  Channel Local Address Register
CLASS	  Client Access to Systems and Services +
          Cooperative Library Agency for Systems and Services +
          Custom Local-Area Signaling Services
CLC	  Clear Carry Flag
CLD	  Clear Direction Flag
CLI	  Call-Level Interface + Clear Interrupt Flag +
	  Command Line Interface
CLIST	  Command List
CLK	  Clock
CLNP	  Connectionless Network Protocol
CLP       Cell Loss Priority + Constraint Logic Programming
.CLP      Clipboard (file name extension) [Windows]
CLS	  Clear Screen
CLTP	  Connectionless Transport Protocol
CLTS	  Clear Task Switch Flag
CLUI	  Command Line User Interface
CLUT      Color Look-Up Table
CLV	  Constant Linear Velocity
CM	  Centimeter + Control Mark + Corrective Maintenance
CMA	  Concert Multi-thread Architecture
CMC	  Common Mail Calls + Common Messaging Calls +
	  Communication Mangement Configuration +
	  Complement Carry Flag +
	  Computer-Mediated Communication [Internet]
.CMD	  Command (file name extension)
CMF	  Creative Music Format
CNIDR	  Clearinghouse for Network Information and
	  Discovery and Retrieval [Internet]
CMIP	  Common Management Information Protocol
CMIS	  Common Management Information Services/System
CML	  Conceptual Modelling Language +
	  Computer Managed Learning + Current Mode Logic
CMM       Capability Maturity Model
CMMS      Computerized Maintenance Management Software
CMMU	  Cache/Memory Management Unit [Motorola]
CMOS	  Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
CMOV      Conditional Move
CMP       Compare + Computer
CMPS	  Compare word String
CMS	  Code Management System + Compiler Monitor System +
	  Conversation Monitor System
CMVC      Configuration Management Version Control [IBM]
CMW       Compartmented Mode Workstation
CMY	  Cyan-Magenta-Yellow (color model)
CMYK	  Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black (color model)
CNA	  Certified NetWare Administrator [Novell]
CNAPS     Co-Processing Node Architecture for Parallel Systems
CNC       Computerized Numerical Control
CNE	  Certified NetWare Engineer
.CNF	  Configuration (file name extension)
CNG	  Calling (tone)
CNI       Certified Novell Instructor [Novell]
CNIDR     Clearinghouse for Networked Information and Retrieval
CNN       Composite Network Node
CNSS      Core Nodal Switching Subsystem [Internet]
.CNT      Contents (file name extension)
CNV       Conventional (pertaining to Memory)
CNVT	  Convert
CNX	  Certified Network Expert
CO	  Central Office + Command Output + Convert Out
COB	  Chip-On-Board
.COB      COBOL source code (file name extension)
COBOL     Common Business-oriented Language (See HLL)
.COD	  Code List (file name extension)
CODASYL * Conference on Data System Languages (Group that
	  designed COBOL)
CODE      Client-Server Open Development Environment
CODEC     Coder/Decoder + Compression/Decompression
COEM	  Commercial Original Equipment Manufacturer
COFF	  Common Object File Format [Unix]
COGO	  Coordinate Geometry (Programming Language)
COL	  Collision + Computer Oriented Language
COLD	  Computer Output to Laser Disk
COLL	  Collision
COM	  Commercial (organization Domain name) [Internet] +
	  Common Object Model [Microsoft]
.COM	  Command (file name extension)
COM1	  First serial Port (asynchronous port)
COM2	  Second serial Port
COM3	  Third serial Port
COM4	  Fourth serial Port
COMDEX	  Computer Dealers Exposition
COMET	  Cornell Macintosh Terminal Emulator
COMP	  Compare + Communications
COMP.     Computers [USENET Newsgroup Category]
COMSAT    Communications Satellite Corporation
CON	  Console (includes Keyboard and Screen)
COND      Condition
CONFIG    Configuration
CONS	  Connection-Oriented Network Service
CONTONE   Continuous Tone
CORBA	  Common Object Request Broker Architecture
CoREN	  Corporation for Research and Enterprise Network
COS	  Compatible Operating System
COSE	  Combined Office Standard Environment +
          Common Open Software/Systems Environment
COSMIC    Computer Software Management and Information
	  Center [NASA]
COSMOS	  Computer System for Mainframe Operations
COTS	  Commercial Off-The-Shelf
CP	  Copy Protected
CPA	  Certified Public Accountant
CPC	  Constant Point Calculation
CPCS	  Check Processing Control System [IBM]
CPE	  Central Processing Element +
	  Customer Premise Equipment +
	  Customer Provided Equipment
.CPE      Cover Page (file name extension)
CPG       Clock Pulse Generator
CPI	  Characters Per Inch + Clock Per Instruction +
	  Common Programming Interface [IBM]
.CPI	  Code Page Information (file name extension) [MS-DOS]
CPI-C	  Common Programming Interface for Communications [IBM]
CPIO      Copy In and Out [Unix]
CPL       Current Privilege Level
.CPL      Control Panel (file name extension)
CP/M      Control Program for Microcomputers [Digital Research]
CPS	  Characters Per Second + Cycles Per Second
CPT	  Command Pass Through
CPU	  Central Processing Unit
CR	  Carriage Return
CRAM	  Cyberspatial Reality Advancement Movement
CRC	  Cyclic Redundancy Check
.CRD	  Cardfile (file name extension)
CREN	  Computer Research Education Network +
	  Corporation for Research and Education Networking
CRF	  Cable Retransmission Facility + Cross Reference File
CRI	  Color Reproduction Indices
CR/LF	  Carriage Return/Line Feed
CROM	  Control Read Only Memory
CRT	  Cathode Ray Tube
CRTC	  CRT Controller
CS	  Chip Select + Clear to Send + Code Segment
C/S	  Client/Server
CSA	  Calendaring and Scheduling API [IBM]
CSAR	  Channel System Address Register
CSD       Circuit-Switched Data +
          Corrective Service Diskette [IBM]
CSDS	  Packet Switched Data Service
CSE	  Certified System Engineer
CSFI      Communication Subsystem For Interconnection
CSG       Constructive Solid Geometry +
	  Consulting Services Group [Lotus]
CSI	  Command Sequence Introducer + CompuServe Incorporated
CSID      Call Subscriber ID
CSL       Computer Sensitive Language
CSLIP	  Compressed Serial Line Interface Protocol [Internet]
CSM	  Communications Services Manager
CSMA/CA   Carrier Sense Multiple Access/with Collision Avoidance
CSMA/CD   Carrier Sense Multiple Access/with Collision Detection
CSMS      Customer Support Management System
CSN       Card-Select Number
CSNET	  Computer Science Network
CSO	  Central Services Organization
CSP	  Certified Systems Professional +
	  Commercial Subroutine Package +
	  CompuCom Speed Protocol [CompuCom]
CSPDN	  Circuit Switched Public Data Network
CSS	* Continuous System Simulator (Language)
CSS	  Contact Start-Stop
CSSM      Client-Server Systems Management [IBM]
CSTA      Computer-Supported Telephony Applications
CSU	  Channel Service Unit
CSV       Circuit-Switched Voice +
          Comma-Separated Value/Variable +
	  Common Services Verbs (interface) [Microsoft]
C&T	  Chips and Technologies
CTB	  Cipher Type Byte
CTC       Channel To Channel
CTCP      Client-To-Client Protocol
CTI       Computer-Telephone Integration
CTOS      Computerized Tomography Operating System +
          Convergent Technologies Operating System
CTPA	  Coax-to-Twisted-Pair Adapter
CTRL	  Control
CTS	  Clear To Send
CTSS	* Compatible Time Sharing System
CUA	  Common User Access [IBM]
CUB	  Cursor Backward
CUD	  Cursor Down
CUE	  Custom Updates and Extras (card) [Egghead Software]
CUF	  Cursor Forward
CUI	  Character-Oriented User Interface +
	  Common User Interface [IBM]
CUP	  Cursor Position
CUPID	  Completely Universal Processor I/O Design [AST]
.CUR	  Cursor (file name extension)
CUT	  Control Unit Terminal
CUTE	  Clarkston University Terminal Emulator
CUU	  Cursor Up
CVF	  Compressed Volume File
CVGA      Color Video Graphics Array
CVIA	  Computer Virus Industry Association
CVT	  Convert
CVW	  CodeView for Windows
CWD	  Convert Word to Double Word +
	  Change Working Directory [Internet]
CWIS	  Campus Wide Information Service/System [Internet] +
	  Community Wide Information Service/System [Internet]
C2X	  Character To Hexadecimal [REXX]
CYL	  Cylinder
CYMK	  Cyan-Yellow-Magenta-Black (color model)

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D/A	  Digital to Analog
DAA	  Data Access Arrangement +
	  Decimal Adjust for Addition
DAC	  Data Acquisition and Control +
	  Digital to Analog Converter
DAD	  Desktop Application Director [Borland]
DAI	  Distributed Artificial Intelligence
DAL	  Data Access Language [Apple Computer] +
	  Disk Access Lockout
DAM	  Data Acquisition and Monitoring
DAO	  Data Access Object [Microsoft]
DAP	  Data Access Protocol [DEC] +
	  Developer Assistance Program
DARI	  Database Application Remote Interface [IBM]
DARMS     Digital Alternate Realization of Musical Symbols
DART      Digital Audio Reconstruction Technology
DAS       Decimal Adjust for Subtraction +
	  Dual-Attached Station
DASD	  Direct Access Storage Device
DAT	  Digital Audio Tape + Disk Array Technology
.DAT	  Data (file name extension)
DATACOM   Data Communications
DAV       Digital Audio-Video
dB        Decibel
DB	  Data Base + Data Buffer
dBA	  Adjusted Decibel
DBCS      Delivery Bar Code Sorter + Double-Byte Character Set
.DBF	  Database (file name extension)
DBIS      Dun & Bradstreet Information Services
DBM       Data Base Manager
DBMS	  Data Base Management System
DBS	  Data Base Server
DB2	  Database 2
DC	  Data Collection + Data Communication + Data Control +
	  Device Control + Direct Current
D2C	  Decimal To Character [REXX]
DCA	  Digital Communications Associates +
	  Document Content Architecture [IBM]
DCAF	  Distributed Console Access Facility [IBM]
DCAM	  Direct Chip Attach Module
DCB       Device Control Block + Disk Coprocessor Board [Novell]
DCC	  Digital Command Control + Digital Compact Cassette +
          Direct Client Connection + Display Combination Code
DCD	  Data Carrier Detect
DCE       Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment +
          Data Communications Equipment +
	  Distributed Computing Environment [OSF] +
	  Distributed Computing Equipment
DCED      Distributed Computing Environment Daemon
DCF       Data Communication Facility [IBM] +
	  Data Compression Facility +
	  Data Count Field [IBM] +
	  Driver Configuration File [Lotus]
DCI	  Display Control Interface
DCL       Data Control Language + Declaration +
          DEC Command Language [DEC] +
	  Device Clear + Digital Control Logic +
	  Digital Command Language [Digital]
DCS	  Data Collection System + Data Control System +
          Desktop Color Separation + Distributed Control System
DCT	  Discrete Cosine Transform
.DCT	  Dictionary (file name extension)
DD	  Day + Digital Display + Double Density
DDA       Distributed Data Access + Domain-Defined Attribute
DDB	  Device Dependent Bitmap
DDC       Digital Data Channel [VESA] + Display Data Channel
DDCMP	  Digital Data Communications Message Protocol [DEC]
DDC1      Display Data Channel One
DDCS      Distributed Database Connection Services [IBM]
DDD	  Direct Distance Dialing
DDE	  Direct Data Entry + Dynamic Data Exchange [Microsoft]
DDEML	  Dynamic Data Exchange Manager Library [Microsoft]
DDF	  Display Data Channel + Dynamic Data Formatting [IBM]
DDI       Device Driver Interface + Direct Dial In
DDK       Device Driver Kit [Microsoft Windows]
DDL	  Data Definition Language + Data Description Language
DDM	  Distributed Data Management
DDN	  Defense Data Network
DDNS      Dynamic Domain Naming System
DDS       Digital Dataphone Service [AT&T] + Design Data Sheet +
	  Digital Data Storage + Distributed Database Services
DDX       Digital Data Exchange
DE        Device End
DEC       Decrement + Device Clear + Digital Equipment Corporation
DECNET    Digital Equipment Corporation Networking (protocol)
DEF       Desktop Functional Equivalent [Compaq]
.DEF	  Definitions + Defaults (file name extensions)
DEFRAG	  Defragment
DEK	  Data Encryption Key
DEL	  Delete
DELSTR	  Delete String [REXX]
.DEM	  Demonstration (file name extension)
DEN       Document Enabled Networking [Novell-Xerox]
DES       Data Encryption Standard + Data Entry Sheet
.DES	  Description (file name extension)
DET	  Device Execute Trigger
DEV	  Device
DF	  Data Field + Destination Field + Device Flag +
	  Double Flag
DFC	  Data Flow Control
DFM	  Design For Manufacturability [IBM]
DFS	  Distributed File System
DFSMS     Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem [IBM]
DFT       Design For Testability + Diagnostic Funtion Test +
	  Discrete Fourier Transform +
	  Distributed Function Terminal
DFU	  Data File Utility
DGIS	  Direct Graphics Interface Standard
DHCP      Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DHL       Dynamic Head Loading
.DHP      Dr. Halo PIC (file name extension)
DI	  Data In + Destination Index
DIA	  Document Interchange Architecture [IBM]
DIB	  Device Independent Bitmap +
	  Directory Information Base
DIBOL	  DEC Business Oriented Language
.DIC	  Dictionary (file name extension)
DID	  Direct Inward Dialing
DIF	  Data Interchange Format
DIFFSENS  Differential Sense
DIIP	  Direct Interrupt Identification Port
DIMM      Dual-Inline Memory Module
DIN       Deutsche Industrie Norm (German equivalent of EIA)
DIO	  Data Input-Output
DIP	  Dialup Internet Protocol [Internet] +
	  Digital Imaging Processing +
	  Dual In-line Package + Dual In-line Pin
DIR	  Directory (file)
DIS	  Dynamic Impedance Stabilization [CompuCom]
DISA	  Data Interchange Standards Association
DISP	  Displacement (offset)
DIT	  Directory Information Tree
DIV	  Divide
DIVE      Direct Interface Video Extension [OS/2 Warp]
DIW       D-Inside Wire [AT&T]
.DIZ	  Description In Zip (file name extension)
DL	  Download (also D/L)
DL/1	  Data Manipulation Language 1 [IBM]
DLC	  Data Link Control (protocol) [IBM]
DLD       Display List Driver
DLE       Data Link Escape
DLL	  Dynamic Link Library
DLM	  Dynamic Link Module
DLP       Digital Light Processing
DLR       DOS LAN Requester
DLT	  Digital Linear Tape
DM	  Distributed Memory
DMA	  Direct Memory Access/Addressing
DMAC	  DMA Controller
DMACS     Distributed Manufacturing Automation & Control Software
DMD       Digital Micromirror Device [Texas Instruments]
DME	  Distributed Management Environment
DMF	  Distribution Media Format [Microsoft]
DMI	  Desktop Mangement Interface
DML	  Data Manipulation Language
DMM	  Digital Multimeter
DMMS	  Dynamic Memory Management System
DMOS	  Double-diffused Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
DMP	  Dot Matrix Printer
DMPC	  Distributed Memory Parallel Computer
DMQS	  Display Mode Query and Set [IBM]
DMS	  Data Management Software + Data Management System
DMSD	  Digital Multistandard Decoding
DMT       Digital Multi-Tone
DMTF      Desktop Management Task Force
DMY	  Day Month Year
DN	  Down
DNC	  Direct Numerical Control
DNIC	  Data Network Identification Code
DNIS	  Dialed Number Identification Service
DNS	  Domain Naming System
DO        Data Out + Distributed Objects
.DOC	  Document + Documentation (file name extensions)
DOE	  Distributed Objects Everywhere
DO-IT	  Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and
	  Technology
DOMF	  Distributed Object Management Facility
DOS	  Disk Operating System
DOSEM	  DOS Emulation
DOW	  Day Of Week
DP	  Data Processing
DPA	  Demand Protocol Architecture [3Com]
DPAM	  Demand Priority Access Method
DPAREN	  Data Parity Enable [IBM]
DPB	  Drive Parameter Block
DPC	  Direct Program Control
DPI	  Dots Per Inch
DPL	  Descriptor Privilege Level
DPM	  Digital Panel Meter
DPMA	  Data Processing Management Association
DPMI	  DOS Protected Mode Interface [Microsoft]
DPMS	  Display Power Management Support
DPO	  Data Phase Optimization
DPS	  Document Processing System
DPSK	  Differential Phase Shift Keying
DPtoTP	  Display Coordinates to Tablet Coordinates
	  (converting)
DQL	  DataEase Query Language [DataEase International]
DR	  Data Received
D/R	  Direct or Reverse
DRAM	  Dynamic Random Access Memory
DRAW	  Direct Read After Write
DR.BOND   Dial-up Router Bandwith On Demand [NEC]
DRDA	  Distributed Relational Database Architecture [IBM]
DR-DOS	  Digital Research-Disk Operating System
DRDW	  Direct Read During Write
DRI	  Digital Research Incorporated
DRO	  Data Request Output + Destructive Read-Out
DRS	  Document Registration System
.DRS	  Driver Resource (file name extension) [WordPerfect]
DRV	  Drive
.DRV	  Device Driver (file name extension) (Also see .DVR)
.DRW	  Draw + Drawing (file name extensions)
DS	  Data Segment + Data Send + Data Server + Double Sided
D/S	  Dhrystone Per Second
DSA	  Directory System Agent
DSAP	  Destination Service Access Point
DSDD	  Double Sided, Double Density (diskette)
DSE	  Data Storage Equipment
DSEA	  Display Station Emulation Adapter
DSECT	  Dummy Control Section
DSHD	  Double Sided, High Density (diskette)
DSIS	  Distributed Support Information Standard
DSL	  Dynamic Simulation Language
DSMA	  Digital Sense Multiple Access
DSOM	  Distributed System Object Model
DSP	  Digital Signal Processing +
	  Digital Signal Processor
DSQD	  Double Sided, Quad Density (diskette)
DSR	  Data Set Ready + Device Status Register +
	  Device Status Report
DSS       Decision Support System + Digital Signature Standard
DSSS      Direct-Sequencing Spread Spectrum
DSTN	  Double Supertwisted Nematic
DSU	  Data Service Unit + Digital Service Unit
DSVD      Digital Simultaneous Voice and Data
DSW	  Data Status Word + Device Status Word
D2T2	  Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer (printing)
DTA	  Disk Transfer Area
.DTA	  Data (file name extension)
DTD	  Document Type Definition
DTE	  Data Terminal Equipment + Dumb Terminal Emulator
DTF       Distributed Test Facility
DTL       Dialog Tag Language [IBM] + Diode-Transistor Logic
DTMF      Data Tone Multiple Frequency + Dual Tone Multifrequency
DTP       Desktop Publishing + Distributed Transaction Process
DTR	  Data Terminal Ready + Data Transfer Rate
DTV	  Desktop Video
DTVC	  Desktop Video Conferencing
DU	  Disk Usage
DUA	  Directory User Agent
DUAT	  Direct User Access Terminal
DUNCE     Dial Up Network Connection Enhancement
.DV       DESQview Script (file name extension)
DVC       Desktop Video Conferencing
DVD       Digital Video Disk
DVE       Digital Video Effect
DVI	  Digital Video Interactive
.DVI	  Device Independent (file name extension)
DVMRP	  Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol [Internet]
.DVR	  Device Driver (file name extension) (Also see .DRV)
DWG	  Drawing
D2X	  Decimal To Hexadecimal [REXX]
.DXB	  Drawing Interchange Binary (file name extension)
	  [AutoCAD]
DXC	  Data Exchange Control
DXF	  Drawing Exchange Format

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EA        Effective Address + Extended Attribute [OS/2]
EAR	  External Access Register
EARN	  European Academic Research Network
EAROM	  Electrically Alterable Read Only Memory
EARS	  Electronic Access to Reference Services
EATA	  Enhanced AT Bus Attachment
EBC	  EISA Bus Controller
EBCDIC	  Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code [IBM]
EBI	  Equivalent Background Input +
	  Extended Background Investigation
EBT	  Electronic Benefits Transfer
EC	  Electronic Commerce + Error Control
ECAL	  Enjoy Computing And Learn
ECAT	  Electronic Card Assembly and Test [IBM]
ECB       Electronic Codebook + Event Control Block
ECC	  Error Check Code + Error Checking and Correction +
	  Error Correction Code
ECD	  Enhanced Color Display
ECHO	  European Commission Host Organization [Internet]
ECI       External Call Interface
ECL       Emitter Coupled Logic
ECM	  Electronic Control Module
ECMA	  European Computer Manufacturers Association
ECNE	  Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer [Novell]
ECP       Enhanced/Extended Capabilities Port [Microsoft]
ECTL	  Electronic Communal Temporal Lobe
ECU	  EISA Configuration Utility
ED	  Erase Display
EDA	  Embedded Document Architecture [Go Corporation]
EDC	  Enhanced Data Correction +
	  Error Detection and Correction
EDDC	  Extended Distance Data Cable
EDGAR	  Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval
EDI	  Electronic Data Interchange +
	  Electronic Document Interchange [DEC]
EDIFACT   EDI for Administration Commerce and Transport
EDL       Edit Decision List
EDLC      Ethernet Data Link Control
EDLIN	  Editor (Line Text)
EDM       Electronic Document Management
EDO       Extended Data Out
EDOS	  Enhanced DOS for Windows
EDP	  Electronic Data Processing
EDPM	  Electronic Data Processing Machine
EDRAM	  Extended Dynamic Random Access Memory
EDSAC	* Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer
EDSI	  Enhanced Small Device Interface
EDU	  Education (organization Domain name) [Internet]
EDVAC	* Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer
	  (First stored-program digital computer)
EE        Extended Edition [IBM]
EEC       Extended Error Correction
EEG	  Electroencephalogram
EEL       Epsilon Extension Language
EEM       Extended Memory Management
EEMS	  Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
EEPROM	  Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EES	  Escrow Encryption Standard
EFA	  Extended File Attribute
EFF	  Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFI	  Electromechanical Frequency Interference +
	  Electronics For Imaging
EFL	  Emitter Follower Logic
EFTS	  Electronic Funds Transfer System
EGA	  Enhanced Graphics Adapter
EGP	  Exterior/External Gateway Protocol
EHLLAPI   Emulator High Level Language Application
	  Programming Interface [IBM]
EIA	  Electronic Industries Association
EIDE	  Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
EIS	  Executive Information System
EISA	  Extended Industry Standard Architecture
EL	  Electroluminescent (display) + Erase Line
ELAN      Emulated Local Area Network
ELC       Embedded Linking and Control
ELF       Extremely Low Frequency
ELS	  Entry Level System
EM        Electronic Mail + Emphasized + End of Medium +
          Expanded Memory
EMA	  Electronic Mail Association +
	  Enterprise Management Architecture
EMACS	  Editing Macros [Unix]
E-MAIL	  Electronic Mail
EMB	  Extended Memory Block [LIM/AST]
EMBARC	  Electronic Mail Broadcast to a Roaming Computer
	  [Motorola]
EMC       Electromagnetic Compatibility + Enhanced Memory Chip +
          E-Mail Connection + Extended Math Coprocessor
EMI	  Electromagnetic Interference
.EML	  Electronic Mail (file name extension)
EMM	  Expanded Memory Manager
EMR	  Electro-Magnetic Radiation +
	  Enhanced Metafile Record
EMS	  Electronic Mail System + Electronic Message Service +
	  Expanded Memory Specification [LIM]
EMWAC	  European Microsoft Windows NT Academic Centre
.ENC	  Encoded (file name extension)
ENDEC	  Encoder/Decoder
ENDS	  Ends Segment
ENIAC	* Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzer and
	  Computer (First fully electronic digital computer)
ENQ	  Enquiry
ENSS	  Exterior Nodal Switching Subsystem [Internet]
EOA       End Of Address
EOB       End Of Block
EOC       End Of Conversion
EOF       End Of File + Enterprise Objects Framework [Next Computer]
EOI       End Of Interrupt + End Or Identify
EOJ       End Of Job
EOL       End Of Line + End Of List
EOM       End Of Message
EOR	  Exclusive OR (Also XOR)
EOS	  Earth Observing System [NASA] + End Of String
EOSDIS	  Earth Observing System Data and Information System [NASA]
EOT       End Of Table + End Of Tape (marker) + End Of Text +
          End Of Transmission
EP        Electrophotographic Engine
EPL       Effective Privilege Level
EPLD	  Electrically Programmable Logic Device
EPM	  Enhanced Editor for Presentation Manager [IBM] +
	  Enterprise Process Management [IBM]
EPP	  Enhanced Parallel Port
EPROM	  Electrically Programmable Read Only Memory +
	  Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
.EPS	  Encapsulated PostScript (file name extension)
EPSF	  Encapsulated PostScript Files
ERA       Extended Registry Attributes
ERAS      Electronic Routing and Approval System [Hughes Aircraft]
ERIC	  Educational Resources Information Center [Internet]
ERLL	  Enhanced Run Length Limited
EROM	  Erasable Read Only Memory
EROS	  Earth Resources Observation System [U.S. Geological Survey]
ERR	  Error
ER/RC	  Extended Result/Response Code
ES	  Extra Segment
ESA	  Enterprise Systems Architecture [IBM] +
	  European Space Agency
ESC	  EISA System Component + Escape
ESCM	  Extended Services Communications Manager [IBM]
ESCON	  Enterprise System Connection (Architecture) [IBM]
ESC/P	  Epson Standard Code for Printers
ESD	  Electronic Software Distribution +
	  Electrostatic Discharge
ESDI      Enhanced Small/System Device Interface
ESI	  Enhanced Serial Interface (specification) [Hayes]
ESMR      Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio
ESN       Electronic Security Number
ESP	  Emulation Sensing Processor +
	  Enhanced Serial Port [Hayes] +
	  Estimated Selling Price
ESR       Event Service Routine
ESS       Electronic Switching System
ESU	  Electro-Static Unit
ET        Enhancement Technology
ETACS     Extended Total Access Communication System [IBM]
ETANN     Electrically Trainable Analog Neural
	  Network (chip) [Intel]
ETB	  End of Transmission Block
ETC	  Enhanced Throughput Cellular (modem protocol) [AT&T]
ETOM      Electron-Trapping Optical Memory
ETPL      Endorsed Tempest Products List
ETS	  Econometric Time Series
ETX       End Of Text
EU	  Execution Unit
EUC       End User Computing + Extended Unix Code [IBM]
EUI       End-User Interface
EVE       Extensible VAX Editor
EVGA	  Extended Video Graphics Array +
	  Extended Video Graphics Adapter
EWAN	  Emulator Without A Good Name [Internet]
EWS	  Employee Written Software [IBM]
ExCA	  Exchangeable Card Architecture [Intel]
.EXE	  Executable (file name extension)
EXE2BIN   Program used to convert an (.EXE) file to binary
	  format (.COM) file
EXM       Enterprise Messaging Exchange [Lotus]
EXP       Exponent
EXT	  External
EXTRN	  External Reference
E-ZINE	  Electronic Magazine

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FAB	  Computer-Chip Fabrication Plant
FAC	  File Access Code
FAMOS	  Floating Gate Avalanche MOS
FAP	  File Access Protocol
FAPI	  Family Application Program Interface
FAQ	  Frequently Asked Question
FARNET	  Federation of American Research Networks [Internet]
FAT	  File Allocation Table
FAX	  Facsimile
.FAX	  Fax (file name extension)
FC/AL     Fiber Channel/Arbitrated Loop
FCB       File Control Block
FCC	  Federal Communications Commission
FCC:      File Carbon Copy
FCCSET    Federal Coordinating Council for
	  Science, Engineering and Technology
FCI	  Flux Changes per Inch
FCS       Fiber Channel Standard + Frame Check Sequence
FD	  Floppy Disk + Floppy Drive + Full Duplex
FDC	  Floppy Disk Controller
FDDI	  Fiber Digital Device Interface +
	  Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FDISK	  Fixed Disk
FDM	  Frequency-Division Multiplexing
FDX	  Full Duplex
FED	  Field-Emitter Display
FEFO	  First-Ended, First-Out
FEP	  Front End Processor
FEPI      Front End Programming Interface
FESDK     Far East Software Development Kit [Microsoft]
FET	  Field Effect Transistor
FF	  Flip-Flop + Form Feed
FFDC      First Failure Data Capture [IBM]
FFS       Fast File System
FFST      First Failure Support Technology [IBM]
FFT	  Fast Fourier Transform + Final Form Text [IBM]
FHSS      Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum
FIF       Fractal Image Format
FIFO	  First-In, First-Out
FILO	  First-In, Last-Out
FIP	  File Processor Buffering
FIPS	  Federal Information Processing Standard
FIR	  Finite Impulse Response
FIX       Federal Internet Exchange
FLC       Ferro-electric Liquid Crystal
FLD	  Field
FLL	  FoxPro Link Library [Microsoft Fox Pro]
FLOPS	  Floating Point Operations Per Second
FMS	  Forms Management System
FMT	  Format
FNT	  Font
FOCUS	  Forum of Control Data Users
FOD       Fax On Demand
FOG       First Osborne Group
FOIRL	  Fiber Optic Inter Repeater Link [IEEE]
.FON	  Font + Phone + Phone Directory (all file name
	  extensions)
.FOR      Fortran source code (file name extension)
FORTH	  (Programming Language)(See HLL)
FORTRAN   Formula Translator (Programming Language)(See HLL)
FOSE	  Federal Office Systems Exposition
FOSI	  Format Option Specification Instance
FOSSIL	  Fido/Opus/Seadog Standard Interface Layer
FPC	  Floating Point Calculation
FPCE      Floating-Point C Extension (specification)
FPGA      Field Programmable Gate-Array
FPLA	  Field Programmable Logic-Array
FPP	  Fixed Path Protocol + Floating Point Processor
FPR       Floating-Point Register
FPS       Favorite Picture Selection + Frames Per Second
FPT       Forced Perfect Termination
FPU       Floating Point Unit
FQDN	  Fully Qualified Domain Name [Internet]
FRAG	  Fragment + Fragmentation
FRAM	  Ferroelectric Random-Access Memory
FRC	  Funtional Redundancy Checking
FRED	  Frame Editor + Front-End to Dish
FRPI	  Flux Reversals Per Inch
.FRS	  WordPerfect Graphics Driver (file name extension)
FS	  File Separator
FSD	  File System Driver [OS/2]
FSE	  Full Screen Editor
FSF	  Free Software Foundation [Internet]
FSK	  Frequency Shift Keying
FSN	  Full Service Network
FSP       File Service Protocol
FSR       Free System Resources
FST       Flat Square Tube (monitor)
F/T       Full Time
FTAM	  File Transfer, Access and Management +
	  File Transfer and Access Method
FTM	  Flat Tension Mask [Zenith]
FTP	  File Transfer Protocol [Internet]
FTPD	  File Transfer Protocol Daemon
FTS	  Federal Telecommunication System
FTX       Fault Tolerant Unix
FUI       File Update Information
FUNC	  Function
FVT	  Full Video Translation
FYI	  For Your Information

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GA	  General Availability
GAAP	  Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAL	  Generic Array Logic
GAPI	  Gateway Application Programming Interface
Gb        Gigabit (1,024 megabits) +
	  (One Billion Bits of Information)
GB        Gigabyte (1,024 megabytes) +
	  (One Billion Characters of Information)
GCC       GNU C-Compiler [Unix]
GCR       Group Code Recording
GDA	  Global Data Area
GDDM	  Graphics Data Display Manager
GDG       Generation Data Group [IBM]
GDI       Graphical Device Interface
GDLC	  Generic Data Link Control [IBM]
GDP	  Graphic Draw Primitive
GDT	  Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing +
          Global Descriptor Table +
          Graphics Development Toolkit
GECOS	  General Electric Comprehensive Operating System
GEIS	  General Electric Information Service (company)
GEM	  Graphics Environment Manager (DRI Program)
GENIE	  General Electric Network for
	  Information Exchange
GEO       Geostationary Earth Orbit
GEOS      Graphic Environment Operating System [Geoworks]
GET	  Get Execute Trigger
GGP	  Gateway-Gateway Protocol [Internet]
GHZ	  Gigahertz
.GIF	  Graphics Interchange Format (file name extension)
GIGO	  Garbage In, Garbage Out
GII       Global Information Infrastructure
GIS       Geographic Information System +
	  Global Information Solutions [AT&T]
GIX	  Global Internet Exchange [Internet]
GKS	  Graphical Kernal System
GL        Graphics Language
G/L       General Ledger
GLIS	  Global Land Information System [US Geological Survey]
GLM	  General Linear Models
GLOBE	  Global Learning by Observations to Benefit
	  the Environment [Internet]
.GLY	  Glossary (file name extension) [Microsoft Word]
GMP       Global Mobile Professional
GMS       Global Management System +
          Global Messaging Service [Novell]
GMT	  Greenwich Mean Time
GND	  Ground (signal/system)
GNN	  Global Network Navigator [Internet]
GNU	  Gnu's Not Unix (operating system)
GOSIP	  Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile
GOV	  Government (organization Domain name) [Internet]
GP	  Gas Plasma + General Purpose
GPF	  General Protection Fault
GPI	  Graphics Programming Interface
GPIB	  General Purpose Interface Bus
GPR	  General Purpose Register [IBM]
GPS	  Global Positioning Satellite/System
GPSS	* General Purpose Systems Simulator (language)
GRE	  Graphics Engine
GREP	  Global Regular Expression Print
.GRF	  Graph (file name extension)
.GRP	  Group (file name extension)
GS	  Group Separator
GSI       General Server Interface
GSM       Global Shared Memory +
          Global System for Mobile-Communications (network)
GTE       General Telephone Electronics (corporation)
GTL       Gunning Transceiver Logic
GTO       Guide To Operations [IBM]
GUI	  Graphical User Interface
GUID      Global Universal ID
GVT       Global Virtual Time
GW-BASIC  Gee Whiz BASIC
.gz	  Compressed file (compressed filename extension -
	  using GNU gzip compression/decompression program) [Unix]

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.H	  Header (file name extension) [C]
HACMP	  High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing [IBM]
HAL       Hard Array Logic + Hardware Abstraction Layer +
          House-Programmed Array Logic
HAL     * Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic (computer)
	  [from 1968 movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"]
HASP	  Houston Automatic Spooling Priority (System)
HBA	  Host Bus Adapter
HCSS      High Capacity Storage System
HCU       Home Computer User
HD        Hard Disk + High Density
HDA	  Head Disk Assembly
HDCD	  High Definition Compatible Digital
HDF	  Hierarchical Data Format [NCSA]
HDI       Head to Disk Interference
HDLC	  High-Level Data Link Control
HDR	  Header
HDSC	  High Density Signal Carrier [DEC]
HDSL	  High-rate Digital Subscriber Link
HDT       Host Digital Terminal
HDTV      High Definition Television
HDVD      High Definition Volumetric Display
HDW       Hardware
HDX	  Half Duplex
HERC	  Hercules
HEX	  Hexadecimal
HFC       Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial
HFS       Hierarchical File System [Macintosh]
HFT       High Function Terminal [IBM]
HGA       Hercules Graphics Adapter
HGCP	  Hercules Graphics Card Plus
HH	  Hour
HIF       Hyper-G Interchange Format
HIFD      High-Density Floppy Disk
HIL	  Human Interface Link [HP]
HIMEM	  High Memory
HIPPI	  High Performance Parallel Interface
HLCO	  High Low Close Open
HLL	  High Level Language
HLLAPI	  High Level Language Application Programming Interface
.HLP	  Help (file name extension)
HLQ	  High Level Qualifier
HLS	  Hue, Luminance, Saturation (color model)
HLT	  Halt
HMA	  High Memory Area [Microsoft] +
	  Hub Management Architecture
HMD	  Head Mounted Display
HMOS	  High Density Metal Oxide Semiconductor +
	  High Speed Metal Oxide Semiconductor
HMP	  Host Monitoring Protocol
HOTT	  Hot Off The Tree (electronic newsletter)
HP	  Hewlett-Packard (Company)
HPCC	  High Performance Computing and Communications
HPDJ	  Hewlett-Packard Desk Jet
HPFS	  High-Performance File System
HPG	  Hewlett-Packard Graphics
HPGL	  Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
HPIB	  Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus
HPLJ	  Hewlett-Packard Laser Jet
HPPA	  Hewlett-Packard Precision Architecture
HPPI	  High Performance Parallel Interface
HPR       High Performance Routing [IBM]
HPUX      Hewlett-Packard Unix
HPW	  High Performance Workstation [Sun]
.HQX      BinHex (file name extension) [Macintosh]
HRIS	  Human Resource Information System
HRG	  High Resolution Graphics
HRMS	  Human Resource Management System
HRTF      Head Related Transfer Function
HS        High Speed
HSB       Hue, Saturation, Brightness (color model)
HSC       High Speed Channel
HSI       Hue, Saturation, Intensity
HSM	  Hierarchical Storage Management
HSP	  High Speed Printer
HSSI	  High Speed Serial Interface
HST	  High Speed Technology [U.S. Robotics]
.HST	  History + Host (file name extensions)
HSV	  Hue Saturation Value
HTML	  HyperText Markup Language
HTTP	  HyperText Transport Protocol
HUT	  Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope
H/V	  Horizontal/Vertical
HVP	  Horizontal & Vertical Position
H/W	  Hardware
HWCP	  Hardware Code Page
HWD	  Height-Width-Depth
.HYP	  Hyphenation (file name extension)
HYTELNET  Hypertext-browser for Telnet Accessible Sites
Hz	  Hertz

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IAB	  Internet Architecture Board [Internet]
IAC	  Inter-Application Communication [Macintosh]
IAG       Instruction Address Generation
IAK       Internet Access Kit [IBM]
IAL	* International Algebraic Language
	  (ALGOL was first called IAL)
IANA	  Internet Assigned Numbers Authority [Internet]
IAP	  Internet Access Provider [Internet]
IAT	  Import Address Table
IAUP	  Internet User Account Provider [Internet]
IBC	  Instrument Bus Computer
iBCS	  Intel Binary Compatibility Specification
IBM	  International Business Machines (Corporation)
IBM-GL	  IBM Graphics Language
IC	  Input Circuit + Integrated Circuit + Interrupt Controller
ICA	  Intra-application Communications Area
ICAS	  Intel Communicating Applications Specifications
ICB	  Internet Citizen's Band
ICCP	  Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals
ICE	  In-Circuit Emulator [Intel]
ICI	  Image Component Information
ICL	  Interface Clear
ICLID     Incoming-Call Line Identification
ICM	  Image Color Matching [Kodak]
ICMP	  Internet Control Message Protocol [Novell]
.ICO	  Icon (file name extension)
iCOMP     Intel Comparative Microprocessor Performance [Intel]
ICP	  Integrated Channel Processor
ICR	  Intelligent Character Recognition
ICS	  Intuitive Command Structure
ICU	  ISA Configuration Utility
ID	  Identification + Identifier
IDA	  Integrated Digital Access + Intelligent Disk Array +
	  Intelligent Drive Array
IDAPI	  Integrated Database Application Programming Interface
IDC       Integrated Desktop Connector
IDDE      Integrated Development & Debugging Environment [Symantec]
IDE       Imbedded Drive Electronics +
	  Integrated Development Environment [Borland] +
	  Integrated Drive Electronics +
	  Intelligent Drive Electronics +
	  Interactive Design and Engineering +
	  Interface Design Enhancement
IDEA      International Data Encryption Algorithm
IDF       Intermediate Distribution Frame
IDIV	  Integer Divide
IDL	  Interface Definition Language
IDMS	  Integrated Data Base Management System
IDNX      Integrated Digital Network Exchange [IBM]
IDP       Integrated Data Processing
IDR       Intelligent Document Recognition
IDT       Interface Design Tool + Interrupt Descriptor Table
.IDX	  Index (file name extension)
IEC	  International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE	  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEF	  Information Engineering Facility
IEMSI	  Interactive Electronic Mail Standard
	  Identification
IETF      Internet Engineering Task Force [Internet]
IESG      Internet Engineering Steering Group [Inernet]
I/F       Interface
IFD	  Image File Directory
IFF	  Interchangeable File Format [Amiga]
IFG	  Incoming Fax Gateway
IFP       Instruction Fetch Pipeline
IFS       Installable File System
IFSM	  Information Systems Management
IGA	  Integrated Graphics Array
IGC	  Integrated Graphics Controller
IGES	  Initial Graphics Exchange Standard
IGMP	  Internet Group Multicast Protocol [Internet]
IGRP      Interior Gateway Routing Protocol [Cisco]
IGS       Internet Go Server [Internet]
IHD       Integrated Help Desk [IBM]
IHV       Independent Hardware Vendor
IIF	  Immediate IF
IIOP      Internet Inter-Operability Protocol
IIR       Immediate Impulse Response
IITF	  Information Infrastructure Task Force
ILS       International Language Support
IMACS     Image Management and Communication System
IMAP	  Internet Message Access Protocol [Internet]
IMAX	  Maximum Image
IMDS	  Image Data Stream (format) [IBM]
IME	  Input Method Editor
IMG	  Image
IML	  Initial Microcode Load [IBM]
IMP	  Information/Interface Message Processor
IMPA	  Intelligent Multi-Port Adapter [DCA]
IMR	  Internet Monthly Report [Internet]
IMS	  Information Management System +
	  Intermediate Maintenance Standards
IMTC	  International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium
IMTV	  Interactive Multimedia Television
IMUL	  Integer Multiply
IN	  Input
INC	  Increment
.IND	  Index (file name extension)
.INF	  Information (file name extension)
.INI	  Initialize (file name extension)
INIT	  Initialization + Initialize
INM	  Integrated Network Management
INS	  Input String + Integrated Network Server
INT	  Integer + Internal + Interrupt +
	  International (organization Domain name) [Internet]
INTA	  Interrupt Acknowledge
InterNIC  Internet Network Information Center [Internet]
INTO	  Interrupt if Overflow occurs
I/O	  Input/Output
IOCC      Input/Output Channel Converter +
          Input/Output Controller Chip
IOCS      Input/Output Control System
IOCTL	  Input/Output Control
IODE	  Integrated Development and Debugging Environment [Symantec]
IOPL	  Input/Output Priviledge Level
IOSGA	  Input/Output Support Gate Array
IP	  Instruction Pointer + Internet Protocol
IPC	  Instructions Per Clock + Interprocess Communication
IPDS	  IBM Personal Dictation System [IBM] +
	  Intelligent Printer Data Stream [IBM]
IPFC      Information Presentation Facility Compiler [IBM]
IPI       Intelligent Peripheral Interface
IPL       Initial Program Load/Loader +
	  Ion Projection Lithography
IPL	* Information Programming Language
IPM	  Interpersonal Message
IPng      Internet Protocol, next generation
IPSE      Integrated Project Support Environment
IPTC	  International Press Telecommunications Council
IPX	  Internetwork Packet Exchange [Novell]
IQL	  Interactive Query Language
IR	  Infrared
IRC	  Internet Relay Chat [Internet]
IRD	  Integrated Receiver/Descrambler
IRDA	  Infrared Data Association
IRDS	  Information Resource Dictionary System
IRET	  Interrupt Return
IRF       Intermediate Routing Function +
          Inheritance Rights Filter [Novell]
IRL	  Interactive Reader Language + Inter-Repeater Link
IRLED	  Infrared Light Emitting Diode
IRM	  Information Resource Management + Inherent Rights Mask
IRQ	  Interrupt Request
IRTF	  Internet Research Task Force [Internet]
IRX	  Information Retrieval Experiment
IS	  Information System + Interrupt Status
ISA       Industry Standard Architecture +
          Instruction-Set Architecture
ISAM	  Indexed Sequential-Access Management/Method
ISAPI     Internet Servier API [Microsoft]
ISBN      International Standard Book Number
ISC       Instruction Set Computer + Inter-Systems Communication [IBM]
ISD	  Image Section Descriptor +
	  Instructional Systems Design
ISDN	  Integrated Services Digital Network
ISH	  Information Super Highway
ISI	  Internally Specified Index
ISIS	  Integrated Systems and Information Services
ISKM      Internet Starter Kit for the Macintosh
ISL       Interactive System Language
ISMF	  Interactive Storage Management Facility
ISOC	  Internet Society
ISO/OSI   International Organization for Standardization/Open
          Systems Interconnection (model)
ISP	  Internet Service Provider [Internet] +
	  Interrupt Stack Pointer + Interrupt Status Port
ISPF	  Interactive System Programming Facility
ISR	  Information Storage and Retrieval +
          Interrupt Service Routine +
          Interrupt Status Register
ISSN	  International Standard Serial Number
ISV	  Independent Software Vendor
IT	  Information Technology
ITB	  Information Technology Branch + Intermediate Text Block
ITC	  International Typeface Corporation
ITN	  Identification Tasking and Networking
ITR	  Internet Talk Radio
ITU	  International Telecommunication Union
ITUG	  International Telecommunications User Group
ITV	  Interactive Television
ITX	  Intermediate Text Block
IU	  Integer Unit
IUAP	  Internet User Account Provider [Internet]
IUS/ITB   Interchange Unit Separator/Intermediate Transmission
	  Block
IVIS	  Interactive Video Information System
IVL	  Independent Vendor League + Intel Verification Lab
IVR	  Interactive Voice Response
IVS	  Interactive Videodisk System
IVT	  Interrupt Vector Table
IV&V	  Independent Verification & Validation
I-WAY	  Information Highway
IXC	  Interchange Carrier

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JA	  Jump Address + Jump if Above
JAD	  Joint Application Design
JAE	  Jump if Above or Equal
JANET	  Joint Academic Network
JBE	  Jump if Below or Equal
JC	  Jump if Carry set
JCL       Job Control Language
JDK       Java Development Kit
JE        Jump if Equal
JEDEC	  Joint Electronic Devices Engineering Council
JEIDA	  Japanese Electronics Industry Development Association
JES	  Job Entry System
JFET	  Junction Field Effect Transistor
JFIF	  JPEG File Interchange Format
JFS       Journaled File System [IBM]
JG        Jump if Greater
JGE	  Jump if Greater or Equal
JIPS      JANET Internet Protocol Service
JL        Jump if Less
JLE	  Jump if Less than or Equal to
JMP	  Jump
JNA	  Jump if Not Above
JNAE	  Jump if Not Above or Equal
JNB	  Jump if Not Below
JNBE	  Jump if Not Below or Equal
JNG	  Jump if Not Greater
JNGE	  Jump if Not Greater or Equal
.JNK	  Junk (file name extension)
JNLE	  Jump if Not Less or Equal
JNO	  Jump if No Overflow
JNP	  Jump if No Parity
JNS	  Jump if No Sign
JPE	  Jump if Parity Even
JPEG	  Joint Photographic Experts Group
JPL	  Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JPO	  Jump if Parity Odd
JS	  Jump if Sign
JZ	  Jump if Zero
JNZ	  Jump if Not Zero
JUGHEAD   Jonzy's Universal Gopher Hierarchy
	  Excavation and Display [Internet]

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K-12	  Kindergarten through 12th Grade [US Education System]
KAM       Keep Alive Memory
Kb        Kilobit
KB	  Keyboard + Kilobyte (1,024 bytes)
KBD	  Keyboard (also KEYB)
KBD$	  Keyboard [OS/2]
KBPS	  Kilobytes Per Second
KDT	  Key Definition Table
KEFIR     Key Findings Reporter [GTE]
KEYBBE    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Belgium
KEYBBR	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Brazil
KEYBCF	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Canadian-French
KEYBCZ	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Czechoslovakia
(Czech)
KEYBDK    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Denmark
KEYBFR	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - France
KEYBGR	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Germany
KEYBHU	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Hungary
KEYBIT	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Italy
KEYBLA	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Latin America
KEYBNL	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Netherlands
KEYBNO	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Norway
KEYBPL	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Poland
KEYBPO	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Portugal
KEYBSF	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Swiss-French
KEYBSG	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Swiss-German
KEYBSL	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Czechoslovakia
(Slovak)
KEYBSP	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Spain
KEYBSU	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Finland
KEYBSV	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Sweden
KEYBUK	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - United Kingdom
KEYBUS	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - United States
KEYBYU	  Foreign language KEYBoard program - Yugoslavia
KHz       Kilohertz
KIS	  Knowbot Information Service [Internet]
KPI	  Kernal Programming Interface
KQML	  Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language
KSH	  Korn Shell (program) [Unix]
KSPH	  Keystrokes Per Hour
KSR	  Keyboard Send Receive
KRS	  Knowledge Retrieval System

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LADDR	  Layered Device Driver Architecture [Microsoft]
LALL	  Longest Allowed Lobe Length
LAN	  Local Area Network
LANACS	  Local Area Network Asynchronous Connection Server
LAPB	  Link Access Procedure Balanced (protocol)
LAPD	  Link Access Procedure Direct (protocol)
LAPM	  Link Access Procedure for Modems
LAR	  Load Access Rights
LASER     Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LASTport  Local Area Storage Transport (protocol) [DEC]
LAT	  Local Access Terminal +
	  Local Area Transport [DEC]
LAVC	  Local Area VAX Cluster
LAWN	  Local Area Wireless Network
LB	  Left Button (of 2 or 3 button Mouse)
LBA	  Logical Block Addressing
LBL	  Label
LBR	  Librarian
.LBR	  Library (file name extension)
LBT	  Listen Before Talk
LBX	  Local Bus Accelerator
LCA	  Lotus Communications Architecture [Lotus]
LCC	  Leadless Chip Carrier
LCD       Liquid Crystal Display + Lowest Common Denominator
LCF	  Low Cost Fiber
LCK	  Library Construction Kit [Mircrosoft FoxPro]
LCP	  Link Control Protocol (protocol)
LCU	  Last Cluster Used
LDA	  Logical Device Address
LDC	  Lotus Development Corporation
LDM	  Long Distance Modem
LDT	  Local Descriptor Table
LE	  Less or Equal
LEA	  Load Effective Address
LEAF	  Law Enforcement Access Field
LEC	  Local Exchange Carrier
LED	  Light Emitting Diode
LEL	  Link, Embed and Launch-to-edit [Lotus]
LEM	  Language Extension Module
LEN	  Low Entry Networking
.LET	  Letter (file name extension)
LEX	  Lexicon
LF	  Line Feed
LFI	  Last File Indicator
LFN       Long File Name
LFT       Low Function Terminal [IBM]
LFU       Least Frequently Used
LGDT	  Load Global Descriptor Table
LIAS      Library Information Access System
.LIB      Library (file name extension)
LIC       Line Interface Coupler [IBM]
LICS      Lotus International Character Set [LDC]
LIDT	  Load Interrupt Descriptor Table
LIEP	  Large Internet Exchange Packet [Novell]
LIF	  Low Insertion Force
LIFO	  Last In, First Out
LILO	  Last In, Last Out
LIM	  Lotus/Intel/Microsoft
LIMA	  Lotus/Intel/Microsoft/AST
LIMS	  Library Information Management System
LINUX	  (Operating system named after Linus Torvalds)
LIP	  Large Internet Packet
LIPS	  Logical Inferences Per Second
LISP	  List Processing (Language)(See HLL)
LISTSERV  List Server [Internet]
LLC	  Logical Link Control
LLDT	  Load Local Descriptor Table
LLF	  Low Level Format
LMB       Left Mouse Button
LMBCS     Lotus Multibyte Character Set [Lotus]
LMI	  Local Management Interface
LMS	  Lotus Messaging Switch [Lotus]
LMSW	  Load Machine Status Word
LMU       LAN Management Utilities [IBM]
LM/X      LAN Manager for Unix
LN	  Logarithm (Natural)
LN:DI     Lotus Notes:Document Imaging
LNK	  Link
LOC	  Loop On-Line Control
LOCIS	  Library of Congress Information System
LOD       Level Of Detail
LODSB     Load String Byte
LOG	  Logarithm (Base 10)
LOGO	  (Programming Language)(See HLL)
LOOPE	  Loop while Equal
LOOPNE	  Loop while Not Equal
LOOPNZ	  Loop while Not Zero
LOOPZ	  Loop while Zero
LORE	  Line Oriented Editor
LPC	  Local Procedure Call
LPD	  Line Printer Daemon (protocol) [Berkley]
LPI	  Lines Per Inch
LPL	  Lotus Programming Language [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC]
LPM	  Lines Per Minute
LPN	  Logical Page Number
LPS	  Low-Power Schottky
LPT	  Line Printer
LPT1	  First Parallel Printer Port
LPT2	  Second Parallel Printer Port
LPT3	  Third Parallel Printer Port
LQ	  Letter Quality
LQM	  Link Quality Monitoring (protocol)
LR        Link Register
LRC       Local Register Cache +
	  Longitudinal Redundancy Check
LRL	  Least Recently Loaded
LRM       Language Reference Manual + Least Recently-Used Master
.LRS	  Language Resource (file name extension) [WordPerfect]
LRU	  Least Recently Used
LSA	  LAN and SCSI Adapter [IBM] + Line Sharing Adapter
LSAPI	  License Services Application Program Interface
LSB	  Least Significant Bit
LSC	  Least Significant Character
LSD	  Least Significant Digit
LSI	  Large Scale Integration
LSL	  Link Support Layer + Load Segment Limit
LST	  List
.LST	  List (file name extension)
LTR	  Left-To-Right + Letter + Load Task Register
LU	  Logical Unit (Also LUN)
LUA	  Logical Unit Application (interface)
LUI	  Local User Input
LUIS      Library User Information Service
LUN       Logical Unit Number
LUT       Lookup Table
LV        Logical Volume [IBM]
LVM       Logical Volume Management [IBM]
LW        Lazy Write
LZW	  Lempel-Ziv-Walsh (algorithm)

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mA	  Milliampere
Mac	  Macintosh (Apple Macintosh Computer)
MAC	  Media/Medium Access Control
.MAC	  MacPaint (file name extension) +
	  Macro (file name extension)
MACH	  Multilayer Actuator Head [Epson]
MADE      Manufacturing and Automated Design Engineering
MADYMO    Mathematical Dynamic Modeling [TNO]
MAh       Milliampere-Hour
.MAI	  Mail (file name extension)
MAN	  Manual [Unix] + Metropolitan Area Network
MANPAGE   Manual Page [Unix]
MAP	  Maintenance Analysis Procedures +
	  Manufacturing Automation Protocol +
	  Memory Allocation Map
.MAP	  Linker Map (file name extension)
MAPI	  Mail/Messaging Applications Programming
	  Interface [Microsoft]
MAPICS	  Manufacturing, Accounting and Production
	  Information Control System [IBM]
MARVEL	  Machine-Assisted Realization of the Virtual
	  Electronic Library [Library of Congress]
MASM	  Macro Assembler [Microsoft]
MASS	  Maximum Availability and Support
	  Subsystem [Parallan]
MAT       Maintenance Access Terminal
MAU       Media Access Unit + Multistation Access Unit
MAVDM	  Multiple Application VDM
MAX	  Maximum
MB        Megabyte (1,024 kilobytes) +
	  Middle Button (of 3 button Mouse)
MBASIC	  Microsoft BASIC [Microsoft]
MBCS      Multi-Byte Character Set [IBM]
MBONE     Multicast Backbone [Internet]
MBPS	  Megabytes Per Second
MBR	  Master Boot Record
MBX	  Mailbox
MCA       Micro Channel Adapter/Architecture [IBM]
MCAD	  Mechanical Computer Aided Design
MCB	  Memory Control Block
MCGA	  Multicolor Graphics Array
MCI	  MCI Communications Corp. (name from initials of
	  original company - Microwave Communications, Inc.) +
	  Media Control Interface [Microsoft]
MCL	  Microsoft Compatibility Labs [Microsoft]
MCM	  Multi-Chip Module
MCNE      Master Certified Novell Engineer [Novell]
MC-PGA    Metallized Ceramic - Pin Grid Array
MC-QFP	  Metallized Ceramic - Quad Flat Pack
MCU	  Multi-Chip Unit [DEC]
MD	  Make Directory + Monochrome Display
MDA       Monochrome Display Adapter +
          Multidimensional Analysis
.MDF	  Menu Definition File (file name extension)
MDI	  Multiple Document Interface
MDIC	  Manchester Decoder and Interface Chip [AT&T]
MDK	  Multimedia Developers Kit [Microsoft]
MDLP	  Modile Data Link Protocol
MDR	  Minimum Design Requirement
MDY	  Month Day Year
.ME	  Opening Information (file name extension) (As in READ.ME)
MEB	  Memory Expansion Board
MEG	  Megabyte
MEM	  Memory
.MEN	  Menu (file name extension)
MES       Manufacturing Execution System
MESI      Modified, Exclusive, Shared and Invalid (protocol)
MET	  Memory Enhancement Technology [Hewlitt-Packard]
.MET	  Metafile (file name extension)
MFC	  Microsoft Foundataion Class [Microsoft]
MFFS	  Microsoft Flash File System [Microsoft]
MFLOPS	  Million Floating Point Operations Per Second
MFM	  Modified Frequency Modulation
MFP	  Multifunction Peripheral
MFPI      Multifunction Peripheral Interface
MFS       Macintosh File System [Macintosh] +
          Magnetic Tape Field Search + Memory File System
          Modified Filing System [Revelation Technologies]
MFT	  Master File Table +
	  Multiprogramming with a Fixed number of Tasks
MGA	  Monochrome Graphics Adapter
MGE	  Modular GIS Environment
MGR	  Manager
MHS	  Message Handling Service + Message Handling System
MHz       Megahertz
MIB	  Management Information Base
MICRO	  One-millionth
MICS	  Macro Interpretive Commands
MIDI	  Musical Instrument Digital Interface
MIF	  Management Information Format
.MIF	  Management Information Files (file name extension)
MIG       Metal In Gap
MII       Microsoft/IBM/Intel
MIL	  Machine Interface Layer [Go Corporation] +
	  Military (organization Domain name) [Internet]
MIM	  Metal-Insulator-Metal (screen)
MIMD	  Multiple Instruction Multiple Data Stream (processor)
MIME	  Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension [Internet]
MIN	  Minimum + Mobile Identification Number
MINUET	  Minnesota Internet Users Essential Tool [Internet]
MIPS	  Million Instructions Per Second
MIS	  Management Information System +
	  Multimedia Information Sources [Internet]
MISC	  Miscellaneous
MIX	  Member Information Exchange
MKDIR	  Make Directory
ML	  Machine Language + Meta Language
MLAPI	  Multilingual Application Programming Interface
MLC	  Multilayer Ceramic +
	  Multilevel Cell (program) [Internet]
MLID	  Multi-Link Interface Driver
MLM	  Mailing List Manager [Internet]
MM	  Minutes + Month
MMA	  Microcomputer Managers Association
MMC	  Matched Memory Cycle + Microcomputer Marketing Council
MMCD      MultiMedia Compact Disk
MMI       Man-Machine Interface
MMIS      Materials Manager Information System
MMPM	  Multi Media Presentation Manager
MMU	  Memory Management Unit
MMX       Multimedia Extensions
MNOS      Metal Nitride Oxide Semiconductor
MNP	  Microcom Networking Protocol [Microcom]
.MNU	  Menu (fine name extension)
MO	  Magneto-Optical (disk drive)
MOB       Memory-Order Buffer
MOBO      Mother Board
MOD       Module + Modulus
MODEM	  Modulator Demodulator
MOHLL	  Machine Oriented High Level Language
MOM	  Microsoft Office Manager [Microsoft]
MOO       MUD, Object Oriented [Internet]
MOP       Maintenance Operations Protocol
MOS	  Metal Oxide Semiconductor
MOSFET	  Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor
MOTD      Message Of The Day
MOV       Metal Ocide Varistor + Move
MOVS      Move String
MP        Massively Parallel (processing) + Multiple Processors
MPC	  Multimedia Personal Computer + Multipath Channel
MPCS	  Mission Planning and Control Station (Software)
MPE       Multiple Programming Executive [HP]
MPEG      Moving Picture Experts Group
MPI	  Message Passing Interface + Multiprecision Integer
MPM	  Message Passing Library [IBM]
MPP	  Massively Parallel Processing +
	  Message Processing Program
MPQP      Multi-Protocol Quad Port [IBM]
MPR       Multipart Repeater + Multi Protocol Router [Novell]
MPS	  Multiprocessor Specification
MPTN      Multi-Protocol Transport Network
MPTS      Multi-Protocol Transport Services
MPU	  Microprocessor Unit
MQI       Message Queue Interface
MR        Magnetoresistive + Modem Ready
MRCF	  Microsoft Realtime Compression Format
MRCI	  Microsoft Realtime Compression Interface
MRI	  Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRM       Most Recently-Used Master
MRO       Multi-Region Operation
MRP	  Materials Requirement Planning
MRPL	  Main Ring Path Length
MRS	  Media Recognition System
MRT	  Mean Repair Time
MS	  Memory System + Message Store + Microsecond +
	  Microsoft Corporation + Millisecond
MSACM	  Microsoft Audio Compression Manager [Microsoft]
MSAU	  Multi-Station Access Unit
MSAV	  Microsoft Anti Virus [Microsoft]
MSB	  Most Significant Bit
MSBF      Mean Swaps Between Failures
MSCDEX    Microsoft Compact Disc Extensions [Microsoft]
MSD	  Mass Storage Device + Most Significant Digit +
	  Microsoft System Diagnostics [Microsoft]
MS-DOS	  Microsoft - Disk Operating System [Microsoft]
MSDR	  Multiplexed Streaming Data Request
MSDS	  Microsoft Developer Support [Microsoft]
MSFR      Minimum Security Function Requirements [IBM]
MSG       Message
.MSG	  Program Message (file name extension)
MSI	  Medium Scale Integration
MSL       Map Specification Library + Mirrored Server Link
MSN	  Microsoft Network [Microsoft]
MSO	  Multiple-Systems Operator
.MSP	  Microsoft Paint (file name extension) [Microsoft]
MSS       Mass Storage System
MSW       Machine Status Word
MTA	  Message Transfer Agent + Multiple Terminal Access
MTBB	  Mean Time Between Breakdowns
MTBF	  Mean Time Between Failures
MTBJ	  Mean Time Between Jams
MTF	  Microsoft Tape Format [Microsoft] +
	  Modulation Transfer Function
MTS	  Message Transfer Service/System +
	  Multichannel Television Sound
MTTD      Mean Time To Diagnose
MTTF      Mean Time To Failure
MTTR	  Mean Time To Repair
MTU       Maximum Transmission Unit
MUD       Multi-User Dialogue/Domain/Dungeon [Internet]
MUL	  Multiply
MUMPS	  Massachusetts General Hospital Utility
	  Multi-Programming System (Programming Language)
MUSE	  Multi-User Shared Environment
MUT       Monitor Under Test
MUX       Multiplexer
MV        Millivolt
MVB	  Multimedia Viewer Book
MVC	  Multimedia Viewer Compiler
MVDM	  Multiple Virtual DOS Machines
MVGA	  Monochrome Video Graphics Array
MVIP      Multi-Vendor Integration Protocol
MVP       Multimedia Video Processor
MVS	  Multiple Virtual Storage
MVT	  Multiprogramming with a Variable number of Tasks
MX	  Mail Exchanger [Internet]
MXS       Microsoft Exchange Server [Microsoft]
MZR       Multiple Zone Recording

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NAC	  Network Adapter Card
NACD	  National Association of Computer Dealers
NACS	  National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors
NAE	  Not Above or Equal
NAK	  Negative Acknowledgment
NAM	  Number Assignment Module
NAMPS	  Narrow-Band Analog Mobile Phone Service [Motorola]
NANO	  One thousand-millionth
NAP	  Network Access Point
NAPLPS	  North American Presentation Level Protocol
	  Syntax (graphics)
NAS	  Network Application Support [DEC]
NASA	  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASDAQ	  National Association of Securities Dealers
	  Automatic Quotation
NASI	  NetWare Asynchronous Services Interface [Novell]
NASKER	  NASA Ames Kernel (benchmark)
NAU	  Network Addressable Unit
NBE	  Not Below or Equal
NBI	  Nothing But Initials
NBS	  National Bureau of Standards + Numeric Backspace
NC        Network Computer + No Carry + Numerical Control
NCA	  Network Communications Adapter
NCC	  Network Control Center
.NCF	  Netware Command File [Novell]
NCGA	  National Computer Graphics Association
NCIC	  National Crime Information Center
NCMT	* Numerical Control for Machine Tools
NCOS      Network Computer Operating System
NCP       NetWare Core Protocol + Not Copy Protected +
	  Network Control Processor/Program/Protocol
NCR	  National Cash Register (Company)
NCSA	  National Center for Supercomputing Applications
NCSC	  National Computer Security Center
NCSI      Network Communications Services
          Interface [Network Products Corp.]
NDB       Non-Directional Beacon
NDDK	  Network Device Development Kid [Microsoft]
NDEF	  Not to be Defined
NDIS	  Network Device/Driver Interface Specification
NDP	  Numeric Data Processor
NDR       Network Data Representation
NDRO      Non-Destructive Read Out
NDS	  NetWare Directory Service [Novell]
.NDX	  Index (file name extension)
NEC	  Nippon Electric Company
NED	  NASA Extragalactic Database [NASA]
NEG	  Negative + Negate
NEP	  Network Entry Point
NES	  National Education Supercomputer
NEST      Novell Embedded Systems Technology [Novell]
NET       Network (organization Domain name) [Internet]
NetBIOS   Network Basic Input/Output System [IBM]
NetBEUI   NetBIOS Extended User Interface [IBM]
.NEW	  New Information (file name extension)
NEWS      NetWare Early Warning System [Frye Computer] +
          Network Extensible Window System
NEWS.     Current events [USENET Newsgroup Category]
NEXT      Near-End Crosstalk
NFF	  No Fault Found
NFS       Network File System
NG	  No Good
NGE	  Not Greater or Equal
NHC	  National Hurricane Center
NHR       National Handwriting Recognition
N/I       Non-Interlaced
NIA	  Next Instruction Address
NIC	  Network Information Center [Internet] +
	  Network Interface Card +
	  Numeric Intensive Computing
NICAD     Nickel-Cadmium
NICOLAS   Network Information Center OnLine Aid System [NASA]
NID	  New Interactive Display [NEC] + Next ID
NII	  National Information Infrastructure
NIM       Network Installation Management [IBM]
NIMH      Nickel-Metal Hydride
NIO       Native Input/Output
NIPS      Network I/Os Per Second
NIR	  Network Information Retrieval
NIS	  Network Information Service [Unix]
N-ISDN    National ISDN
NISO      National Information Standards Organization
NISP	  Networked Information Services Project
NIST	  National Institute for Standards and Technology
NITC	  National Information Technology Center
NIU       Network Interface Unit
NJE       Network Job Entry (protocol) [IBM]
NL	  New Line
NLE	  Not Less or Equal
NLM	  NetWare Loadable Module [Netware]
NLP       Natural-Language Processing
NLQ       Near Letter Quality
NLSFUNC   National Language Support Function
NLV       National Language Version [IBM]
NMI       Non-Maskable Interrupt
NMM	  NetWare Management Map [NetWare]
NMOS	  Negative Channel Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
NMP	  Network Management Protocol [AT&T]
NMS	  Network Management System [Novell]
NN        Network Node + No News [Internet]
NNI	  Network-Network Interface
NNTP	  Network News Transfer Protocol [Internet]
NOC	  Network Operations Center
NOP	  No Operation
NOPAC     Network OPAC
NOR       Not Or
NOS	  Network Operating System
NPA	  Network Printer Alliance
NPI	  Network Printer Interface
NPL	  Nonprocedural Language
NPS       Novell Productivity Specialist [Novell]
NPTN      National Public Telecomputing Network
NPU	  Natural Processing Unit
NPX	  Numeric Processor Extension
NQS       Network Queing System [Cray]
NRC       National Research Council (Canada)
NREN	  National Research and Education Network
NRZ	  Not Return to Zero
NRZI	  Non Return to Zero Inverted
NS	  Nanosecond + Network Supervisor + Non Stop
NSAPI     Netscape Server API [Netscape]
NSA POLY  National Security Agency Polygraph
NSERC	  National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada)
NSF	  National Science Foundation
NSFNET	  National Science Foundation Network
NSI	  NASA Science Internet
NSLOOKUP  Name Server Lookup [Unix]
NSP       Native Signal Processing [Intel] + Network Service Provider
NSSC	  NASA Standard Spacecraft Computer
NSTC	  National Science and Technology Council
NSTL	  National Software Testing Labs
NT	  New Technology [Microsoft]
NTAS	  NT Advamced Server [Microsoft]
NTF	  No Trouble Found
NTFS	  New Technology File System [Microsoft]
NTIA	  National Telecommunications and
	  Information Administration
NTIS	  National Technical Information Service
NTRAS	  NT Remote Access Services [Microsoft]
NTSA	  NetWare Telephony Services Architecture [Novell]
NTSC	  National Television Standards Committee
NUI	  Network User Identification +
	  Network User Interface +
	  Notebook User Interface [Go Corporation]
NUL	  Null + (dummy device) + (no device)
NV	  No Overflow
NVM	  Non-Volatile Memory
NVOD      Near-Video On Demand
NVP       Nominal Velocity of Propagation
NVRAM	  Non-Volatile Random Access Memory
NVT	  Network Virtual Terminal +
	  Novell Virtual Terminal [Novell]

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OAB	  One-to-All Broadcast
OAD       Open Architecture Driver [Bernoulli]
OAG       Official Airline Guide + Online Air Guide
OAI	  Open Applications Interface
OAS	  One-to-All Scatter
OBD       On Board Diagnostics
OBEX      Object Exchange [Borland]
OBJ	  Object
OC	  Optical Carrier
OCE	  Open Collaborative Environment [Apple]
OCF       Objects Components Framework [Borland]
OCL       Operation Control Language + Operator Control Language
OCR	  Optical Character Recognition
OCS       On-Card Sequencer
ODA       Office Document Architecture
ODAPI	  Open Database Application Programming
	  Interface [Borland]
ODBC	  Open Data Base Connectivity [Microsoft]
ODBMS	  Object-Oriented Database Management System  (also
	  see OODMS)
ODI       Open Datalink Interface [Novell] +
	  Open Device Interconnect [NetWare]
ODM       Object Data Manager [IBM]
ODMA      Open Document Management API
ODP       Open Distributed Processing
ODS       Open Data Services [Microsoft]
ODSI      Open Directory Service Interface [Microsoft]
ODT       Open Desktop
OEM	  Original Equipment Manufacturer
OEP       Operand Execution Pipeline
OF        Overflow Flag
OFB       Output Feedback (mode)
OFMT	  Output Format for Numbers
OFS       Object File System [Microsoft] + Output Field Separator
OH	  Off Hook
OIDL	  Object Interface Definition Language
OIS	  Office Information Systems
OLAP      On-Line Analytical Processing
.OLD	  Old version (file name extension)
OLE	  Object Linking and Embedding [Microsoft]
OLI	  Optical Line Interface [AT&T]
OLMC	  Output Logic Macrocell
OLTP	  On-Line Transaction Processing
OM	  Object Manager
OMA       Object Management Architecture [Microsoft]
OME       Open Messaging Environment (protocol)
OMF	  Object Module Format [Microsoft] +
          Open Media Framework + Open Message Format
OMG	  Object Management Group
OMI	  Open Messaging Interface [Lotus]
OMNS	  Open Network Management System
OMR	  Optical Mark Recognition
ONC	  Open Network Computing [Sun]
ONDS      Open Network Distribution Services [IBM]
OODB      Object-Oriented Database
OODMS	  Object-Oriented Database Management System (also
	  see ODBMS)
OOL	  Object-Oriented Language
OOOS      Object-Oriented Operating System
OOPL      Object-Oriented Programming Language
OOPS	  Object Oriented Programming and Systems
OOS	  Object-Oriented Systems +
	  Off-line Operating Simulator
OOT       Object-Oriented Technology
OOUI      Object Oriented User Interface
OP	  Operation + Optical + Output
OPAC      Online Public Access Catalog [Internet]
OPC	  Optical Photoconductor
OPCODE	  Operational Code
OPD	  Operand
OPI	  Open Prepress Interface
OPM	  Operations Per Minute
OPS	  Operations
OPT	  Open Protocol Technology
.OPT	  Options (file name extension)
OPUS	  Octal Program Updating System
ORACLE	  On-Line Inquiry and Report Generator (UNIX DB program)
ORB       Object Request Broker [Microsoft]
ORG       Organization (organization Domain name) [Internet]
ORI       Online Retrieval Interface
.ORI      Original (file name extension)
ORS	  Output Record Separator
OS	  Operating System
OS/2	  Operating System/2 [IBM]
OSA       Open Scripting/System Architecture
OS/E	  Operating System/Environment
OSF	  Open Software Foundation
OSI	  Open Systems Interconnection
OSM	  Off-Screen Model
OSP	  Optical Storage Processor
OSPF	  Open Shortest Path First
OSQL	  Object Structured Query Language
OT	  Object Technology
OTA       Operation-Triggered Architecture
OTDR      Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
OTF	  Open Token Foundation
OTP	  One-Time Programmable
OURS	  Open Users Recommended Solutions
.OUT	  Outlines (file name extension)
OUTS	  Output String
OV	  Overflow
.OVL	  Program Overlay (file name extension)
.OVR	  Program Overlay (file name extension)
OWL	  Object Windows Library [Borland] +
	  Open Windows Library [Borland]

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PABX	  Private Automatic Branch Exchange
PACS	  Picture Archiving and Communication System
PACS-L	  Public Access Computer Systems List [Internet]
PAD	  Packet Assembler/Disassembler
PADS	  Pen Application Development System [Slate Corporation]
PAIH	  Public-Access Internet Host [Internet]
PAIS	  Public-Access Internet Site [Internet]
.PAK	  Packed (compressed file name extension) [NoGate
Consulting]
PAL	  Paradox Applications Language [Borland] +
	  Phase Alternating Line + Programmed Array Logic +
	  Programming Assembly Language
.PAL      Palette (file name extension)
PALC      Plasma-Addressed Liquid Crystal (display)
PALS	  Principles of the Alphabet Literacy System
PAM	  Pulse Amplitude Modulation
PAP	  Packet-level Procedure +
	  Passwork Authentication Protocol +
	  Printer Access Protocol
PAR       Personal Animation Recorder + Parallel
PARA	  Paragraph
PARC	  Palo Alto Research Center [XEROX]
.PAS	  PASCAL source code (file name extension)
PASCAL	  (Programming Language named for Blaise Pascal)
.PAT      Patch + Pattern (file name extensions)
PAX	  Portable Archive Exchange [Unix]
PBE	  Prompt By Example
PBGA	  Plastic Ball Grid Array
PBX	  Private Branch Exchange
PC	  Personal Computer + Printed Circuit + Program Counter
PCACIAS   Personal Computer Automated Calibration Interval
	  Analysis System
PCB	  Printed Circuit Board + Program Control Block
PCBC	  Plain Cipher Block Chaining
PCD	  Photo Compact Disk
PC-DOS	  Personal Computer - Disk Operating System [IBM]
PCEB	  PCI to EISA Bridge [Intel]
PCI	  Peripheral Component Interconnect/Interface
PC-I/O	  Program Controlled I/O
PCL	  Printer Command Language [HP] + Process Control Language
PCM	  Personal Computer Manufacturer + Pulse Code Modulation
PCMC	  PCI, Cache, Memory Controller [Intel]
PCMCIA	  Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PCMIM	  Personal Computer Media Interface Module
PCN	  Personal Computer Network
PCNFS	  Personal Computer Network File System
PCO       Point of Control and Observation
PCS       Patchable Control Store +
	  Personal Communication Services/System +
	  Personal Conferencing Specification +
	  Planning Control Sheet + Print Contrast Signal +
	  Process Control Systems + Program Counter Store +
	  Programmable Drive Table + Project Control System
PCT       Private Communications Technology
.PCT      Picture (file name extension)
.PCX	  Picture Image (file name extension)
PD	  Public Domain
PDA	  Personal Digital Assistant
PDD	  Physical Device Driver
PDF       Package Definition File + Portable Document Format +
          Portable Document File + Processor Defined Function +
	  Program Development Facility
.PDF	  Printer Description (file name extension)[Borland,Lotus]
PDIAL	  Public Dialup Internet Access List [Internet]
PDL	  Page Description Language + Program Description Language
	  + Program Design Language
PDM	  Product Data Management
PDN	  Public Data Network
PDO       Portable Distributed Objects [Next]
PDP       Plasma Display Panel + Programmable Data Processor +
	  (DEC Computer System Designation, i.e. PDP-8, PDP-11)
PDS	  Packet Driver Specification + Partitioned Data Set +
	  Planetary Data System + Portable Document Software +
	  Processor Direct Slot [Macintosh]
PDSS	  Post Development and Software Support
PDT       Performance Diagnostic Tool [IBM] +
          Programmable Drive Table
PDU	  Plug Distribution Unit
.PDX      Paradox files (file name extension) [Borland] +
          Printer Description Extension (file name extension)
PE	  Parity Even + Processing Element + Protect Enable
PEA	  Pocket Ethernet Adapter
PEL	  Picture Element [IBM]
PEM	  Privacy-Enhanced Mail [Internet]
PEN SDK   Pen Computing Software Development Kit
PEP	  Packetized Ensemble Protocol [Telebit]
PERL	  Practical Extraction and Report Language [Unix]
PERT	  Program Evaluation and Review Technique
PES	  Positioning Error Signal + Processor Enhancement Socket
	  Processor Upgrade Socket
PET	  Print Enhancement Technology [Compaq]
.PFB      Printer Font Binary (file name extension)
.PFM      Printer Font Metrics (file name extension) [Windows]
PFR	  Power-Fail Restart
PGA	  Pin Grid Array + Professional Graphics Adapter [IBM]
PGC       Program Group Control [Microsoft]
PGDN      Page Down
.PGL	  Graphics (file name extension) [Hewlett-Packard]
PGM	  Program
PGP	  Pretty Good Privacy (name of encryption program)
.PGP	  ProGram Parameter (file name extension) [AutoCAD]
PGUP	  Page Up
PHIGS	  Programmers' Hierarchial Interactive Graphics
	  Standards
.PHO	  Phone List (file name extension)
PHS       Personal Handyphone System
PI        Program Interruption
PIA	  Peripheral Interface Adapter
PIC	  Personal Intelligent Communicator +
	  Priority Interrupt Controller +
	  Program Interrupt Controller
PICS      Platform for Internet Content Selection
PICT      Picture
PID       Process Identification Number +
          Proportional, Integral, Derivative
PIF	  Picture Interchange Format File +
	  Program Information File
PII       Program Integrated Information
PILOT     Programmed Inquiry Learning Or Teaching
PilotACE* Pilot Automatic Computing Engine
PIM	  Personal Information Manager
PIN	  Personal Identification Number +
	  Process Identification Number [Unix]
PINE	  Pine Is Not Elm [Unix]
PING	  Packet Internet Groper
PIO	  Parallel Input/Output + Processor Input/Output +
	  Programmed Input/Output
PIP	  Picture In Picture + Problem Isolation Procedure +
	  Programmable Interconnect Point
PIPO	  Parallel In, Parallel Out
PIT	  Programmable Interval Timer
PIXEL	  Picture Element
PL	  Plus
PLA	  Programmable Logic-Array
PLATO	  Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations
PLC	  Programmable Logic Controller
PLCC	  Plastic Leadless Chip Carrier
PLD	  Programmable Logic Device
PLDS	  Pilot Land Data System [NASA]
PLL	  Phase Locked Loop
.PLL	  Prelinked Library (file name extension) [Clipper]
PL/M	  Programming Language for Micros
PLS	  Primary Link Station
PLV	  Production Level Video
PL/1	* Programming Language One
PM	  Presentation Manager [IBM] +
	  Preventative Maintenance + Process Manager
PMMU	  Paged Memory Management Unit
PMOS	  Positive Channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor
PMR       Problem Management Report [IBM]
PMS       Policy Management System
PN	  Processing Node
PNA       Programmable Network Access
PNG       Portable Network Graphics
PNP       Plug And Play
PO	  Parity Odd
POC	  Point Of Contact
POE	  Power Open Environment
POH	  Power-On Hours
POL	  Problem Oriented Language
POP	  Point Of Presence [MCI] + Pop from Stack +
	  Post Office Protocol
POPA	  Pop All Registers
POPF	  Pop Flags
POR	  Power-On-Reset
POS	  Point Of Sale + Positive + Programmable Object Select
POSIX	  Portable Operating System Interface for Unix
POST	  Power-On Self Test
POSTNET   Postal Numeric Encoding Technique
POTS	  Plain Old Telephone Service
POWER	  Performance Optimization with Enhanced RISC [IBM]
PowerPC   Performance Optimization with Enhanced RISC-Performance
	  Computing
.PPD      PostScript Printer Description (file name extension)
PPDS      Personal Printer Data Stream [IBM]
PPGA	  Plastic Pin Grid Array
PPM	  Pages Per Minute
PPP	  Point-to-Point Protocol [Internet]
PPS	  Packets Per Second + Power Personal Systems [IBM]
PQFP	  Plastic Quad Flat Pack
PRACSA	  Public Remote Access Computer Standards Association
PRAM	  Parallel Random-Access Machine +
	  Parameter Random Access Memory
.PRD	  Printer Driver (file name extension) [Word]
PRE       Preformatted [HTML]
PReP      Power PC Reference Platform [IBM/Motorola]
PRF	  Pulse Repetition Frequency
.PRF	  Preferences (file name extension) [Grammatik IV]
.PRG	  Program (file name extension)
PRINTF	  Print with Formatting [C Programming Language]
.PRJ      Project (file name extension) [Borland]
PRMD      Private Mangement Domain [X.400]
PRML	  Partial-Response Maximum-Likelihood
.PRO	  Profile (file name extension)
PROC	  Procedure
PROFS	  Professional Office System [IBM]
PROG	  Program + Programmer
PROLOG	  Programming In Logic (Programming Language)(See HLL)
PROM	  Programmable Read Only Memory
PRN	  Printer
.PRS	  Printer (file name extension) [WordPerfect]
PRTSC	  Print Screen
PS	  Proportional Spacing
.PS	  PostScript (file name extension)
PS/2	  Programming System 2 [IBM]
PSC       Personal Super Computer + Print Server Command +
          Product Service Center
PSDN	  Packet-Switched Data Network
PSDS	  Packet-Switched Data Service
PSERVER   Print Server [NetWare]
PSF	  Permanent Swap File
PSID	  PostScript Image Data
PSM       Printing Systems Manager
PSN       Packet Switching Network
PSP	  Personal Software Products (group) [IBM] +
	  Program Segment Prefix
PSPDN	  Packet-Switched Public Data Network
P-SRAM	  Pseudo-Static Random Access Memory
PSRT	  PostScript Round Table [GEnie]
PSTN	  Public Switched Telephone Network
PSU       Power Supply Unit
PSW       Program Status Word
.ps.Z	  Compressed PostScript (file name extension) [Unix]
PT	  Page Table
P/T	  Part Time
PTD	  Parallel Transfer Disk Drive
PTF       Problem Temporary/Trouble Fix [IBM]
PUB       Public (directory) [Internet] + Publish
.PUB	  Publication (file name extension) [Ventura]
PUN       Physical Unit Number
PUP       PARC Universal Packet (protocol)
PUS	  Processor Upgrade Socket
PUSHA	  Push All Registers
PUSHF	  Push Flags
PVC	  Permanent Virtual Circuit + Polyvinyl Chloride
PVM	  Parallel Virtual Machine +
	  Pass-through Virtual Machine (protocol) [IBM]
PVP	  Parallel Vector Processing
PVS       Parallel Visualization Server
PW        Password
PWB	  Printed Wire Board +
	  Programmer's Workbench [Microsoft]
PWD	  Print Working Directory [Unix]
PWR	  Power
PWSCS     Programmable Workstation Communication Services [IBM]
.PX	  Primary Index (file name extension) [Paradox]

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QA	  Quality Assurance
QAM	  Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QBE	  Query By Example
QBF	  Query by Form
QBIC      Query By Image Content [IBM]
QC        Quality Control
QDOS	  Quick and Dirty Operating System
.QDI	  Dictionary (file name extension) [Quicken]
.QDT	  Data (file name extension) [Quicken]
QEMM	  Quarterdeck Expanded Memory Manager [Quarterdeck Corp.]
QFA	  Quick File Access
QFP	  Quad Flat Pack
QIC	  Quality Information Using Cycle Time [Hewlett-Packard] +
	  Quarter-Inch Cartridge
.QIF      Quicken Import File/Interchange Format (file name extension)
.QMT	  Memorized List (file name extension) [Quicken]
.QNX	  Indexes to Data (file name extension) [Quicken]
QPSK	  Quadrature Phase Shift Keying

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RA	  Return Authorization
RACF	  Resource Access Control Facility
RAD	  Rapid Application Development
RADAR     Rights, Availabilities, Distribution Analysis
          and Reporting [Disney]
RAG       Row Address Generator
RAID	  Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks +
	  Redundant Arrays of Independent Drives +
	  Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks
RAIS      Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Systems
RALU      Register Arithmetic Logic Unit
RAM	  Random Access Memory
RAMDAC	  Random Access Memory Digital-to-Analog
	  Converter [Sierra]
RAMP	  Remote Access Maintenance Protocol [Internet]
RAND	  Random
RAP	  Rapid Application Prototyping
RARP	  Reverse Address Resolution Protocol
RAS	  Random Access Storage +
          Reader Admission System [British Library] +
          Reliability, Availability and Serviceability +
          Remote Access Service + Row Address Select
RASAPI	  Remote Access Service Application Programming
	  Interface [Microsoft]
RB	  Right Button (of 2 or 3 button Mouse)
RBBS	  Remote Bulletin Board System
RBCS      Remote Bar Code System
RCL       Rotate Carry Left
RCP       Remote Control Panel + Remote Copy [Internet] +
          Restore Cursor Position
RCR	  Rotate Carry Right
RCS	  Records Communications Switching System +
	  Revision Control System [Unix]
RD	  Receive Data + Remove Directory
R&D	  Research and Development
RDA	  Remote Database Access
RDB	  Receive Data Buffer + Relational Database
RDBMS	  Relational Database Mangement System
RDCLK	  Received Timing Clock
RDP	  Reliable Datagram Protocol
RDRAM     Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
RDSR      Receiver Data Service Request
RDTO      Receive Data Transfer Offset [IBM]
.REC      Recorder (file name extension)
REC.      Recreation [USENET Newsgroup Category]
.REF      Reference (file name extension)
REG	  Register
REGAL	  Rigid Epoxy Glass Acrylic Laminate
RELSECT   Relative Sector
REM	  Remark + Remote + Ring Error Monitor
REN	  Rename
REP	  Repeat
REPE	  Repeat while Equal
REPNE	  Repeat while Not Equal
REPNZ	  Repeat while Not Zero
REPZ	  Repeat while Zero
REQ	  Request
RES	  Remote Execution Service + Reset + Resolution
.RES	  Resource (file name extension)
RET	  Resolution Enhancement Technology [HP] +
	  Return
REX	  Relocatable Executable
REXEC	  Remote Execution
REXX	  Restructured Extended Executor (language) [IBM]
RF	  Radio Frequency
RFC	  Request For Comments [Internet]
RFD	  Request for Discussion [Internet]
RFI	  Radio Frequency Interference
RFP	  Request for Proposal
RFQ	  Request for Quotation
RFS	  Remote File Sharing + Remote File System
RFT	  Revisable Form Text + Rich Text Format
RFU	  Reserved For Future Use
RGB	  Red-Green-Blue (color model)
RI	  Referential Integrity + Ring Indicate
RIFF	  Resource Interschange File Format [Microsoft]
RIM	  Remote Installation and Maintenance [Microsoft]
RIME	  RelayNet International Message Exchange
RIP	  Raster Image Processor +
	  Remote Imaging Protocol +
	  Routing Information Protocol [Novell]
RIPEM     Riordan's Internet Privacy Enhanced Mail
RISC      Reduced Instruction Set Computer
RJE	  Remote Job Entry
RLE	  Run Length Encoded
RLL	  Run Length Limited
RLN	  Remote LAN Node [DCA]
RLOGIN	  Remote Login
RLSD	  Received Line Signal Detected
RLSI	* Ridiculously Large-Scale Integration
RM	  Reset Mode
RMA	  Return Material Authorization +
	  Return to Manufacturer Authorization
RMB       Right Mouse Button
RMDIR     Remove Directory
RMON	  Remote Monitor/Monitoring
RMP	  Remote Maintenance Processor [IBM]
RMS	  Record Management Services + Root Mean Square
RMW       Read-Modify-Write
RN        Read News [Internet]
RND	  Random
RNG	  Random Number Generator
RNP       Regional Network Provider
R-O       Read Only
ROB       Reorder Buffer [Intel]
ROL       Rotate Left
ROM	  Read Only Memory
ROOM      Real-Time Object-Oriented Modeling
ROP       Raster Operation + RISC Operation
ROR	  Rotate Right
ROS	  Read-Only Storage [IBM]
ROT       Running Object Table
RPC       Real Procedure Call + Remote Procedure Call
RPG	  Report Program Generator (Programming Language)
RPL	  Resident Programming Language +
	  Requested Privilege Level
RPN	  Real Page Number
RPRINTER  Remote Printer [NetWare]
RPPROM	  Reprogrammable PROM
RPT	  Repeat
RPQ	  Request for Price Quotation
RQBE	  Relational Query By Example [Fox Pro]
RR	  Real Reality
RS	  Radio Shack +
	  Recommended Standard (as in RS-232) [EIA] +
	  Record Separator + Request to Send
RSA129	  (129 digit cryptographic security number named after
	  its inventors: Drs. Ronald L. Rivest, Adi Shamir and
	  Leonard M. Adelman)
RSCS	  Remote Spooling Communications System
RSH	  Remote Shell
RSL	  Request-and-Status Link
RSP	  Required Space Character
RST	  Reset + Restart
RSTS	  Resource Sharing Time Sharing [Digital]
RSX	  Real Time Resource Sharing Executive
RT	  Real Time + RISC Technology + Run Time
R/T	  Receive/Transmit
RTAM	  Remote Terminal Access Method
RTC	  Real-Time Clock
RTDM	  Real-Time Data Migration
RTEL	  Reverse Telnet [Internet]
RTF	  Rich Text Format
RTL	  Register Transfer Language/Level +
	  Resistor Transistor Logic + Right-To-Left +
	  Run Time Library
RTM	  Response Time Monitor + Runtime Manager [Borland]
RTMP      Routing Table Maintenance Protocol
RTOS      Real-Time Operating System
RTP       Rapid Transport Protocol + Real-Time Protocol
RTS	  Remote Takeover System + Request To Send
RTTI	  Runtime Type Information
RTTY	  Radio Teletypewriter (Communications)
RTV	  Real Time Video
RVA	  Relative Virtual Address
RVI	  Reverse Interrupt
R/W	  Read/Write
RWM	  Read-Write Memory
RX	  Receiver
RXD	  Receive Data

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SA        Selective Availability
SAA       Systems Application Architecture [IBM]
SADL	  Synchronous Data Link Control [Racal-Vadic]
SAINT	* Symbolic Automatic Integrator
SAL	  Shift Arithmetic Left
SAM       Serial Access Memory + Sequential Access Method +
          Single Application Mode [Microsoft]
SANE      Standare Apple Numeric Environment
SAP       Second Audio Program + Service Access
	  Point [DEC] + Service Advertising Protocol
SAP	* Symbolic Assembly Program
SAPI      Speech Application Program Interface [Microsoft]
SAR       Shift Arithmetic Right +
          Successive Approximation Register +
          Synthetic Aperature Radar
SAS	  Sales Accounting System + Single Attached Station +
	  Single Audio System + Statistical Analysis System
SASI      Shugert Associates System Interface (SCSI originated
          from SASI)
SATAN     Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks
.SAV	  Saved (file name extension)
SAVDM	  Single Application VDM
SB        Sound Blaster [Creative Labs] + Sound Board
SBA	  Scene Balance Algorithms [Kodak]
SBB	  Subtract With Borrow
SBC	  Single-Board Computer
SBCS	  Single-Byte Character Set
SBI	  Sound Blaster Instrument
.SBR      Source Browser (file name extension) [Borland]
.SC       Script (file name extension)
SCADA     Supervisory Control and Data Aquisition
SCAM      SCSI Configuration Automatically
SCAS	  Scan String
SCB	  Subsystem Control Block [IBM]
SCC	  Serial Communications Controllers +
	  Serial Controller Chip +
	  Synchronous Channel Check [IBM]
SCCS	  Source Code Control System
SCD	  Standard Color Display
SCF	  System Control Facility
SCI.      Science [USENET Newsgroup Category]
SCLM      Softwre Configuration and Library Management [IBM]
SCM       Software Configuration Management +
	  Station Class Mark
SCO	  Santa Cruz Operation (Software Company)
SCOPE	  Simple Communications Programming Enironment
	  [Hayes]
SCP	  Save Cursor Position + Subsystem Control Port +
	  System Control Program
SCR	  Silicon Controlled Rectifier
.SCR	  Script (file name extension)
SCRN	  Screen (video display)
SCRS      Scalable Cluster of RISC Systems
SCSA      Signal Computing System Architecture [Dialogic]
SCSI	  Small Computer Systems Interface
SD	  Send Data
SDA	  Software Disk Array + Source Data Automation +
	  System Display Architecture [Digital]
SDB	  Symbolic Debugger [Unix]
SDD       Software Description Database [Internet]
SDF       Space Delimited File + Space Delimited Format
.SDF	  Standard Data Format (file name extension)
SDI	  Selective Dissemination of Information +
	  Single Document Interface
	  Software Development Interface [Mosaic]
SDK	  Software Developer's Kit [Microsoft]
SDLC	  Synchronous Data Link Control (protocol)
SDM       System Development Multitasking
SDMS      SCSI Device Management System [NCR]
SDN       Software Defined Network [AT&T]
SDNS	  Secure Data Network Service
SDR	  Streaming Data Request
SDRAM	  Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SD-ROM    Super Density ROM
SDS       Sysops Distribution System
SD_STB	  Streaming Data Strobe [IBM]
SDV       Switched Digital Video [AT&T]
SEA       Standard Extended Attribute [OS/2]
.SEA	  Self Extracting Archive (file name extension) [Macintosh]
SEAC	* Name of first computer to use transistors, built by
	  (National Bureau of) Standards Eastern Automatic
	  Calculator (Also see SWAC)
SEAL	  Segmentation and Reassembly Layer (protocol) +
	  Screening External Access Link [Digital-DEC]
SEC	  Single Error Correction
SECAM	  Sequentiel Couleur Avec Memoire
	  (Sequential Color With Memory)
SED	  Stream Editor + Stream-Oriented Editor
SEG	  Segment
SEH	  Structured Exception Handling
SEL	  Select
SEM	  Scanning Electron Microscope +
	  Standard Electronic Module
SER	  Serial
SET	  Softwave Engineering Technology
.SET	  Driver Set (file name extension) [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC] +
	  Image Settings (file name extension) [Paradox]
SETEXT	  Structure Enhanced Text [Internet]
SEU	  Smallest Executable Unit
SF	  Sign Flag
SFQL	  Structured Full-text Query Language
SFS       System File Server
SFT       System Fault Tolerance
SFX	  Sound Effect(s)
SGEN	  Signal Generator + System Generator
SGDT	  Store Global Descriptor Table
SGI       Silicon Graphics, Inc.
SGM       Shaded Graphics Modeling
SGML      Standard Generalized Markup Language
SGR	  Set Graphics Rendition
S/H	  Sample and Hold
SHA       Secure Hash Algorithm [NSA]
SHAR      Shell Archive
SHG	  Segmented Hypergraphics
SHL	  Shift Logical Left
SHR	  Shift Logical Right
S-HTTP	  Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol
.SHW      Show (file name extension)
SI        Shift-In + Source Index + System Information
SIC	  Standard Industrial Code
SID	  Serial Input Data + Station Identification [AT&T] +
	  Symbolic Interactive Debugger
SIDF	  System Independent Data Format
SIDH	  System Identification for Home Systems
SIDT	  Store Interrupt Descriptor Table
SIFT	  Stanford Information Filtering Tool
SIG	  Special Interest Group
SIGCAT	  Special Interest Group on CD-ROM Applications
	  and Technology
SIM	  Simulator
SIMD	  Single Instruction Multiple Data Stream (processor)
SIMM	  Single In-line Memory Module
SIMTEL    Simulation and Teleprocessing
SIMULA    Simulation (language)
SIO	  Serial Input/Output (communications driver)
SIP	  Single In-line Package
SIPO	  Serial In, Parallel Out
SIPP	  Single In-line Pin Package
SIR	  Serial Infrared [Hewlett-Packard]
SIRDS	  Single-Image Random Dot Stereogram
SI/SO	  Serial In/Serial Out + Shift In/Shift Out
SIT	  Special Information Tones
.SIT	  Stuff-It (compressed file name extension) [Macintosh]
SLDT	  Store Local Descriptor Table
SLED	  Single Large Expensive Disk
SLIP	  Serial Line Interface Protocol
SLMR	  Silly Little Modem Reader
SLOSH	  Sea, Lake and Overland Surge from Hurricane (program)
SLSI	  Super Large-Scale Integration
SLSS	  Systems Library Subscription Service [IBM]
SM	  Set Mode + Shared Memory
SMART     Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology
SMB       Server Message Block (protocol) [MII]
SMD	  Surface Mounted Device
SMDS	  Switched Multimedia/Multi-Megabit Data Service
SMF	  System Manager Facility [Compaq]
SMI	  System Management Interrupt [Intel]
SMIF	  Standard Mechanical Interface
SMIT	  System Management Interface Tool [IBM]
SMK	  Software Migration Kit [Microsoft]
SML	  Standard Meta Language
SMM	  System Mangement Mode [Intel]
SMP       Simple Management Protocol + Symbolic Manipulation Program +
          Symmetrical Multi-Processing + Symmetric Multiprocessor
.SMP	  Sample (file name extension)
SMPC	  Shared Memory Parallel Computer
SMPS	  Switching Mode Power Supply
SMRAM	  System Management Random Access Memory
SMS	  Storage Management Services [NetWare] +
          Storage Management Subsystem/System +
          Systems Management Server [Microsoft]
SMSW      Store Machine Status Word
SMT	  Station Management (protocol) +
	  Surface-Mount Technology
SMTP	  Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SMU	  System Management Utility
SN	  Serial Number
S/N	  Signal-to-Noise (Ratio)
SNA	  Systems Network Architecture [IBM]
SND	  Sound
SNEWS     Secure News Server [Internet]
SNMP      Simple Network Management Protocol
SNOBOL	  String Oriented Symbolic Language (Progamming Language)
SNP	  Serial Number/Password [Omen Technology]
SNR	  Signal-to-Noise Ratio
SOA       Start Of Authority
SOC       System On a Chip
SOC.      Social Issues [USENET Newsgroup Category]
SOCKS     Socket Secure (server) [Internet]
SODIMM    Small Outline DIMM
SOE       Standard Operating Environment
SOH	  Start of Header
SOHO      Small Office/Home Office
SOL       Simulation Oriented Language
SOM	  Start of Message + System Object Model [IBM]
SONET	  Synchronous Optical Network
SOP	  Standard Operating Procedures
SOS	  Silicon On Sapphire + Sophisticated Operating System +
	  Standards and Open Systems
SOTA	  State Of The Art
SOX	  Sound Exchange
SP	  Service Pack [IBM] + Stack Pointer + System Product
SPA	  Software Publishers Association
SPAN	  Space Physics Analysis Network
SPARC	  Scalable Processor Architecture
SPC	  Small Peripheral Controller + Statistical Process Control
SPCL	  Spectrum Cellular Corporation
SPEC	  Systems Performance Evaluation Cooperative
SPF	  Shortest Path First + System Programming Facility
SPI       Service Provider Interface + SCSI Parallel Interface
SPID      Service Profile Identifier
SPIKE     Science Planning Intelligent Knowledge-Based
	  Environment [STScI]
SPIRES    Stanford Public Information Retrieval System
          [Stanford University]
SPL       Spooler + System Programming Language [HP]
.SPL	  Spell Checker (file name extension)
SPM	  System Performance Monitor [IBM]
SPOOL	  Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
SPOT      Shared Product Object Tree [IBM]
SPP       Sequenced Packet Protocol
SPPS      Scalable Power Parallel System [IBM]
SPR       Special Purpose Register + Statistical Pattern Recognition
SPS	  Standby Power System
SPSS	  Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
SPT	  Sectors Per Track
SPX	  Sequenced Packet Exchange [Novell]
SQ	  Squeezed (files)
SQL/DS	  Structured Query Language/Data System [IBM]
SQRT	  Square Root
SR	  Shift Register
SRAM	  Shadow Random Access Memory +
	  Static Random Access Memory
SRB	  Source-Route Bridge
.SRC	  Source (file name extension)
SRD	  Screen Reader System
SRM	  Security Reference Monitor
SRO	  Sharable and Read Only
SRPI	  Server-Requester Programming Interface
SRQ	  Service Request
SRR	  Serially Reusable Resource
SRS       Sound Retrieval System
SS        Stack Segment + Single Sided + Seconds
SSA	  Serial Storage Architecture
SSAP	  Source Service Access Point
SSD       Solid State Disk
SSEC    * Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator [IBM]
SSGA	  System Suppport Gate Array
SSI       Single System Image + Small Scale Integration
SSL	  Secure Sockets Layer
SST       Spread-Spectrum Technology +
          Systems Services and Technology
STA	  Spanning Tree Algorithm
STB	  Strobe
STC	  Set Carry Flag
STD	  Set Direction Flag + Standard
STDA	  StreetTalk Directory Assistance [Banyan]
STDAUX	  Standard Auxillary
STDERR	  Standard Error
STDIN	  Standard Input
STDIO.H   Standard Input/Output Header [C Programming Language]
STDM	  Statistical Time Division Multiplexer
STDOUT	  Standard Output
STDPRN	  Standard Printer
.STF	  Structured File (file name extension) [Lotus Agenda]
STI	  Set Interrupt Flag
S/TK	  Sectors Per Track
STN	  Super-Twist Nematic
STOS	  Store String
STP       Secure Transfer Protocol + Shielded Twisted Pair (cable) +
          Signal Transfer Point + Synchronized Transaction Processing
STR	  Store Task Register + Synchronous Transmitter Receiver
STRESS	  Structural Engineering System Solver (Programming
	  Language)
STRUDL	  Structural Design Language (Programming Language)
STScI	  Space Telescope Science Institute
STT       Secure Transaction Technology [Microsoft]
STX       Start of Text
.STY	  Style (file name extension) [Ventura, Word, WordPerfect]
SUB	  Subroutine + Substitute + Subtract
SUN       Sun Microsystems, Inc.
.SUP      Supplemental Dictionary (file name extension)
	  [WordPerfect]
SVC	  Switched Virtual Circuit
SVGA	  Super Video Graphics Array
S-VHS	  Super VHS
SVM	  System Virtual Machine [Microsoft]
SVR	  Server
SVR#	  System V Release Number [AT&T]
S/W	  Software
SWAC	* Mobile version of SEAC, built for deployment to White Sands,
	  and named Standards Western Automatic Calculator
SWAIS	  Simple Wide Area Information Server [Internet]
SWISH	  Simple Web Indexing System for Humans
.SWP	  Swap (file name extension)
.SYL	  Syllabus (file name extension)
SYLK	  Symbolic Link
.SYM	  Symbols (file name extension)
.SYN	  Synonym (file name extension)
SYNC	  Synchronous
SYS	  System
.SYS	  System Configuration (file name extension) +
	  System Device Driver (file name extension)
SYSGEN	  System Generator
SYSLOG	  System Log
SYSMOD	  System Modification
SYSOP	  System Operator
SYSREQ	  System Request
SZ        Send ZModem [Unix]

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TAD	  Telephone Answering Device
TAP	  Telelocator Alphanumeric Protoco
TAPCIS	  The Access Program for the CompuServe
	  Information Service
TAPI	  Telephony Applications Programming Interface
.tar	  Tape Archive (archived file name extension) [Unix]
.tar.Z	  Compressed Archived files (file name extension) [Unix]
TAS	  Telephone Access Server
TASM	  Turbo Assembler [Borland]
TAXI	  Transparent Asynchronous Tranceiver/Receiver Interface
TB        Terabyte (1,024 gigabytes)
T/B	  Top and Bottom
TBBS	  The Bread Board System (BBS)
TBGA	  Tape Ball Grid Array
.TBK	  Toolbook (file name extension)
TBU	  Tape Backup Unit
TC	  Test Control + Transmission Control
TCL	  Tool Command Language
TCM	  Trellis-Coded Modulation
TCP/IP	  Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TD	  Transmit Data
TDD	  Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
TDtoDP	  Tablet Coordinates to Display Coordinates
	  (converting)
TDE	  Terminal Display Editor
.TDF	  Trace Definition File (file name extension) [OS/2] +
	  Typeface Definition File (file name extension)
TDI       Transport Device Interface
TDM       Technical Document Management +
          Time Division Multiplexing
TDMA	  Time Division Multiple Access
TDMS	  Terminal Display Management System
TDP	  Telelocator Data Protocol
TDSR	  Transmitter Data Service Request
TDR	  Time Domain Reflectometry
TE/2	  Terminal Emulator/2 [Oberon]
TEB	  Thread Environment Block
TEC	  Tokyo Electronics Corporation
TED	  Tiny Editor
TEML	  Turbo Editor Macro Language [Borland]
TEMP	  Temporary
TER	  Thermal Eclipse Reading [Sony]
TERMPWR   Terminator Power
TFDD	  Text File Device Driver
TFEL	  Thin-Film Electroluminescent
.TFM	  Tagged Font Metric (file name extension)
TFT	  Thin-Film Transistor (screens)
TFTP	  Trivial File Transfer Protocol
THD	  Total Harmonic Distortion
.THD	  Thread (file name extension)
THOMAS	  The (U.S.) House (of Representatives) Open Multimedia
	  Access System
THOR	  Tandy High-Performance Optical Recording
THR	  Transmit Holding Register
.THS	  Thesaurus (file name extension)
TI	  Texas Instruments, Inc.
TIA	  Telecommunications Industry Association +
	  The Internet Adapter [Internet]
TID	  Target ID
TIES	  Time Independent Escape Sequence
.TIF	  Tagged Image File (filename extension)
TIFF	  Tagged Image File Format
TIGA	  Texas Instruments Graphics Architecture
TIGER	  Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding
	  and Referencing
TIIAP	  Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure
	  Assistance Program [NII]
TIM       Technical Information Memo [Compaq]
TIP       Terminal Interface Processor
TK/TK	  Track to Track
TLA	  Three-Letter Acronym
TLB	  Translation Lookaside Buffer
TLI	  Transport Layer Interface
TLU	  Table Lookup
.TLX	  Telex (file name extension)
TM	  Trademark
TMP	  Temporary
TN	  Twisted Nematic
TNC	  Terminal Node Controller
TNO       The Netherlands Organization
ToC       Table Of Contents
TOD	  Time Of Day
TOP	  Technical and Office Protocol
TPC       Transaction-Processing Performance Council
TPI	  Tracks Per Inch
TPL	  Table Producing Language
TPM	  Transactions Per Minute
TPORT	  Twisted Pair Port Transceiver [AT&T]
TPS	  Transactions Per Second +
	  Transaction Processing System
TPW	  Turbo Pascal for Windows
TQFP	  Thin Quad Flat Pack
TQM	  Total Quality Management
TR	  Terminal Ready
T/R	  Transmit/Receive
TRADIC	* Transistorized Airborne Digital Computer
	  (Name of first computer to be entirely
	  transistorized)
.TRM	  Terminal (file name extension)
TRN       Threaded Read News [Internet] + Token Ring Network
TRON	  The Real-Time Operating System Nucleus
TS	  Top Secret
TSA	  Technical Support Alliance
TSAPI	  Telephony Services Application Program
	  Interface [AT&T + Novell]
TSB	  Termination Status Block
TSO	  Time Sharing Option
TSR	  Terminate and Stay Resident
TSS	  Task State Segment + Time Sharing System
TS/SI	  Top Secret/Sensitive Information
.TST	  Test (file name extension)
TSTN	  Triple Supertwisted Nematic
TSV	  Tab Separated Values
TT	  Typewriter Text
TTA       Transport-Triggered Architecture
TTCN      Tree and Tabular Combined Notation
.TTF      TrueType Font (file name extension)
TTL	  Transistor-Transistor Logic
TTP       Thermal-Transfer Printing
TTS       Text-To-Speech + Transaction Tracking System
TTY	  Teletype
TUI	  Text-Based User Interface [WordPerfect]
TUMS      Table Update and Management System [Stanford University]
.TUT      Tutorial (file name extension)
TVF	  Table of contents Verbosely from File [UNIX]
TVFS      Toronto Virtual File System [IBM]
TVI       Television Interference
TWAIN     Technology Without Any Interesting Name
          (connection between application and scanner software)
TWX       Teletypewriter Exchange Service
TXD	  Transmit Data
.TXF	  Tax Exchange Format (file name extension)
TXT	  Text
TXT2STF   Text To Structured File [Lotus Agenda]
TZ        Time Zone [Unix]

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UA	  User Agent + User Area
UAE	  Unrecoverable Application Error
UART	  Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter
.UC2	  Compressed File (file name extension) [UltraCompressor]
UCL	  Universal Communications Language
UCS       Unicode Conversion Support + Universal Character Set
UCT       Universal Coordinated Time
UDC       User Defined Commands
UDE	  Universal Data Exchange
UDF	  User Defined Functions
UDG       User Defined Gateway
UDP       User Datagram Protocol
UDT       Uniform Data Transfer
UFS       Unix File System
UG	  User Group
UI	  Unix International + User Interface
UID	  User Identifier
UIMS	  User Interface Management System
UL	  Underwriters Laboratories +
	  Unordered List + Upload
ULA	  Uncommitted Logic Array
ULN	  Universal Link Negotiation
ULSI	  Ultra Large Scale Integration
UMA       Unified Memory Architecture
UMB       Upper Memory Block [LIM/AST]
UNC	  Universal Naming Convention +
	  Uuencoded Netnews Collator [Unix]
UNCOL	  Universal Computed Oriented Language
UNI	  User-Network Interface
UNICOM	  Universal Integrated Communication (System)
UNICOS	  Universal Compiler FORTRAN compatible
UNIVAC	  Universal Automatic Computer
UNIX	  (AT&T Bell Laboratories Operating System)
UNMA	  Unified Network Management Architecture
UP        Uniprocessor
UPC       Universal Product Code
UPG       Upgrade
UPL       User Program Language
UPM	  Unix Programmer's Manual +
	  User Profile Management [IBM]
UPS	  Uninterruptible Power Supply +
	  Uninterruptible Power System
URC	  Uniform Resource Characteristics +
	  Uniform Resource Citation
UREP	  Unix RSCS Emulation Protocol (protocol)
URI	  Uniform Resource Identifier
URL	  Uniform Resource Locator
URN	  Uniform Resource Name/Number
US	  Unit Separator
USART	  Universal Synchronous-Asynchronous Reciever/Transmitter
USB	  Universal Serial Bus [Intel]
USENET	  User's Network [Internet]
USERID	  User Identification
USQ	  Unsqueezed (files)
USR	  US Robotics (corporation)
USRT	  Universal Synchronous Receiver/Transmitter
USSA	  User Supported Software Association (United Kingdom)
UT	  User Terminal
UTC	  Coordinated Universal Time
UTI	  Universal Text Interchange/Interface
UTP	  Unshielded Twisted-Pair (cable)
UU	  Uuencode/Uudecode
UUCP	  Unix-To-Unix Copy Program
UUD	  UUDecoding [Unix]
UUE	  UUEncoding [Unix]
UUI	  User-To-User Information [AT&T]
UV	  Ultraviolet

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VA	  Virtual Address
VAD	  Value Added Dealer
VADD	  Value Added Disk Driver
VAL	  Value + Voice Application Language
.VAL	  Validity Checks (file name extension) [Paradox]
VAM	  Virtual Access Method
VAN	  Value Added Network
VAP	  Value Added Process
VAR	  Value Added Reseller + Value Added Retailer + Variable
VAST      Variable Array Storage Technology
VAX/VMS   Virtual Address Extension/Virtual Memory System [DEC]
VB	  Variable Block + Visual Basic [Microsoft]
VBA	  Visual Basic for Applications [Microsoft]
VBE/AI	  Vesa Bios Extension/Audio Interface
vBNS      Very High Speed Backbone Network Service [MCI + NSF]
VBR       Variable Bit Rate
VBRUN	  Visual Basic Runtime
.VBX	  Visual Basic Extension (file name extension)
VCC       Virtual Channel Connection
VCD       Virtual Communications Driver
VCL       Visual Component Library
VCOS      Visual Caching Operating System [AT&T]
VCPI      Virtual Control Program Interface
VCR	  Video Cassette Recorder
VDD	  Virtual Device Driver
VDDM	  Virtual Device Driver Manager
VDE	  Video Display Editor + Visual Development Environment
VDISK	  Virtual Disk
VDM	  Virtual DOS Machine [IBM]
VDMAD	  Virtual Direct Memory Access Device [Microsoft]
VDS	  Virtual DMA Services
VDT	  Video Dial Tone + Video Display Terminal
VDU	  Video Display Unit + Visual Display Unit
VEGA	  Video-7 Enhanced Graphics Adapter [Video-7, Inc.]
VEMM	  Virtual Expanded Memory Manager
VER	  Verify + Version
VERONICA  Very Easy Rodent-Oriented Net-Wide Index to
	  Computer Archives [Internet]
VERR	  Verify Read Access
VERW	  Verify Write Access
VESA	  Video Electronics Standards Association
VF	  Virtual Floppy
VFAT	  Virtual File Allocation Table [Microsoft]
V.FC      Version.First Class (communications standard)
VFD       Vacuum Fluorescent Display
VGA	  Video Graphics Array
VGC	  Video Graphics Controller
VHDL	  VHSIC Hardware Description Language
VHS	  Very High Speed + Video Home System +
	  Virtual Host Storage
VHSIC	  Very High Speed Integrated Circuit
VI	  Visual Interactive (editor) [UNIX]
VIE	  Virtual Information Environment
VIF	  Virtual Interface + Virtual Interrupt Flag
VIM	  Vendor Independent Mail +
	  Vendor Independent Messaging + Video Interface Module
VIO	  Video Input/Output + Virtual Input/Output
VINES	  Virtual Networking System [Banyan]
ViP       Visual Programming [Lotus]
VIP       Variable Information Processing +
	  Video Information Provider +
	  Virtual Interrupt Pending
VIPER	  Verifiable Integrated Processor for
	  Enhanced Reliability
VIS	  Video Information System [Tandy] +
	  Voice Information System
VJ HEADER Van Jacobsen Header (compression) [Unix]
VLAN      Virtual Local Area Network
VL-BUS    Vesa Local-Bus [VESA]
VLD       Variable-Length Decoder
VLF       Very Low Frequency
VLINK     Visited Link [HTML]
VLIW      Very Large Instruction Word
VLM	  Virtual Loadable Module
VLSI	  Very Large Scale Integration
VLSIPS	  Very Large Scale Immobilized Polymer Synthesis
VLT	  Variable List Table
VM	  Virtual Machine + Virtual Memory
VMA	  Virtual Memory Address
VMB	  Virtual Machine Boot
VME	  Virtual Memory Environment
VMM	  Virtual Machine/Memory Manager
VMOS	  Vertical MOS
VMS	  Virtual Memory System + Voice Message System
VMT	  Virtual Memory Technique
VNA	  Virtual Network Architecture
VOC	  Creative Voice (format) [Sound Blaster]
VOD	  Video On Demand
VOL	  Volume
VOM       Volt-Ohm-Milliammeter
VOR       Visions Of Reality
VOS       Verbal/Voice Operating System
VPD       Virtual Printer Device + Vital Product Data [IBM]
VPDN	  Virtual Private Data Network

VPDS	  Virtual Private Data Service [MCI]
VPE       Visual Programming Environment
VPL       Virtual Programming Language
VPN       Virtual Page Number + Virtual Private Network
VPS       Voice Processing System
VPSC      Vault, Process, Structure, Configuration
VPT       Virtual Print Technology [Dataproducts]
VR        Virtual Reality + Voltage Regulated/Regulator
VRAM	  Video Random Access Memory
VRE	  Voltage Regulated Extended
VRML      Virtual Reality Modeling Language
          (originally named Virtual Reality Markup Language)
VROOMM    Virtual Real-time Object Oriented
	  Memory Manager [Borland]
.VRS	  WordPerfect Graphics Driver (file name extension)
VRT       Voltage Regulation Technology [Intel]
VRU       Voice Response Unit
VS	  Virtual Storage
VSAM	  Virtual Storage Access Method
VSAT	  Very Small Aperture Terminal
VSE	  Virtual Storage Extended
VSF	  Vertical Scanning Frequency
VSIO	  Virtual Serial Input Output
VSLI	  Very Large Scale Integration
VSM       Virtual Shared Memory + Virtual Storage Management +
          Visual System Management [IBM]
VSN       Volume Serial Number
VSOS	  Virtual Storage Operating System
VSYNC	  Vertical Sync
VT	  Vertical Tab
VTAM	  Virtual Telecommunications Access Method [IBM]
VUI	  Video User Interface
VUP	  VAX Unit of Performance
VMS	  Virtual Memory System + Voice Message System
VWB	  Visual WorkBench [Microsoft]
VxD	  Virtual Extended Driver [Microsoft]
.VXD      Virtual Device (file name extension) [Microsoft]

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W/	  With
W3	  (see WWW)
W3A	  World Wide Web Applets
W4	  What-Works-With-What
WABI      Windows Application Binary Interface [SunSoft]
WAIS	  Wide Area Information Server
WAITS	  Wide Area Information Transfer System
WAN	  Wide Area Network
WATS	  Wide Area Telecommunications Service
.WAV	  Waveform Audio (file name extension)
WC	  Word Count
WDL	  Windows Driver Library [Microsoft]
WDRAM	  Windows Dynamic Random Access Memory
WELL	  Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link (BBS)
WFW	  Windows For Workgroups [Microsoft]
WGS	  Work Group System
WHAM	  Waveform Hold and Modify [Microsoft]
WHC	  Workstation Host Connection
WINE	  Windows Emulator
WINForum  Wireless Information Networks Forum
WINS      Windows-Internet Naming Service [Microsoft]
WINSOCK   Windows Open Systems Architecture [Microsoft] +
	  Windows Sockets
WINWORD   Word For Windows [Microsoft]
WISE	  WordPerfect Information System Environment
WIT       Web Interactive Talk [Internet]
.WKB      Workbook (file name extension) [WordPerfect]
.WKE	  Worksheet (file name extension) [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC]
.WKQ	  Spreadsheet (file name extension) [BORQU]
.WKS	  Worksheet (file name extension) [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC]
.WKZ	  Compressed Spreadsheet (file name extension) [BORQU]
.WK1	  Worksheet (file name extension) [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC]
WMC       Workflow Management Coalition
.WMF      Windows Metafile Format (file name extension) [Microsoft]
WNIC	  Wide-Area Network Interface Co-Processor
WNIM	  Wide-Area Network Interface Module
W/O	  Without
WORM	  Write Once, Read Many
WOS	  Workstation Operating System
WOSA	  Windows Open Services/Systems Architecture [Microsoft]
WP	  WordPerfect + Word Processing + Write Protected
.WPD      Windows Printer Description (file name extension)
.WPG      WordPerfect Graphics (file name extension)
WPHD	  Write-Protect Hard Disk
.WPK	  Keyboard (file name extension) [WordPerfect]
WPM	  Words Per Minute
.WPM	  Macro (file name extension) [WordPerfect]
WPOS	  Workplace Operating System
WPS	  Windows Printing System [Microsoft] +
	  Workplace Shell [OS2]
.WQ1	  Spreadsheet (file name extension) [BORPQU]
.WQ!	  Compressed Spreadsheet (file name extension) [BORPQU]
WRAM      Windows Random Access Memory
.WRI      Write (file name extension)
WS	  WordStar + Workstation
WT	  Write Through
WWIS	  World Wide Information System [Internet]
WWW	  World-Wide Web [Internet]
WYSBYGI   What You See Before You Get It
WYSIWYG   What You See Is What You Get

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XA	  Extended Architecture + Extended Attribute
XAPIA	  X.400 Application Program Interface Association
X2B	  Hexadecimal to Binary [REXX]
XBM	  X Windows Bitmap
X2C	  Hexadecimal to Character [REXX]
XCHG	  Exchange
XCMD	  External Command
XCOPY	  Extended Copy
X2D	  Hexadecimal to Decimal [REXX]
XDF	  Extended Density Format [IBM]
XDR	  Extended/External Data Representation
XFCN	  External Function
XGA	  Extended Graphics Array [IBM]
XID	  Exchange Identifier
XIOS	  Extended Input/Output System
XLAT	  Translate
XLM	  Excel Macro Language [Microsoft]
XMIT	  Transmit
XMM	  Extended Memory Manager [LIM/AST]
XMS	  Extended Memory Specification [LIM/AST]
XNS	  Xerox Network System (protocol) [Xerox]
XOFF	  Transmitter Off
XON	  Transmitter On
XOR	  Exclusive OR (Also EOR)
XPRM      Xerox Print Resources Manager [Xerox]
XRT       Extensions for Real-Time
XSMD	  Extended Storage Module Drive (interface)
XTAL	  Crystal
XTCLK	  External Transmit Clock

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YAM	  Yet Another Modem [Omen Technology]
YAHOO	  Yet Another Hierarchically Officious Oracle [Internet]
(Y/N)?    (Asks for a YES or NO decision)
YTD       Year To Date

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.z	  Packed file (file name extension - using Pack/Unpack
	  program)..lower case z..[Unix]
.Z	  Compressed file (file name extension - using
	  Compress/Uncompress program)..upper case Z..[Unix]
ZBR	  Zone Bit Recording
Z-CAV	  Zoned Constant Angular Velocity
ZDL	  Zero Delay Lockout
ZDS	  Zenith Data Systems
ZIF	  Zero-Insertion Force (socket)
ZIP	  Zigzag In-Line Package +
	  Zone Improvement Plan (ZIPcode)
.ZIP	  Compressed File (file name extension) [PKWare]
.ZOO	  Compressed File (file name extension) [Dhesi]
ZSL	  Zero Slot LAN
~	  Tilde
*	  Wildcard character (asterisk)
*.*	  Star-Dot-Star (represents
	  Any file name.Any file name extension)
.$$$	  Temporary File (file name extension)
286       80286 (microprocessor)
386       80386 (microprocessor)
3COM      3 Com Corporation (The 3 Coms are
	  Computer, Communications and Compatability)
3GL	  Third Generation Language (procedural language)
486       80486 (microprocessor)
4GL       Fourth Generation Language (procedural language)
6DOF	  Six Degrees Of Freedom


BABEL: A GLOSSARY OF COMPUTER ORIENTED ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS Version 96B

Copyright (C) 1989-1996 Irving Kind All Rights Reserved c/o K & D, One Church Lane, Baltimore, MD 21208 Jan 1996 version = BABEL96A Jan 1997 version = BABEL97A May 1996 version = BABEL96B May 1997 version = BABEL97B Sep 1996 version = BABEL96C Sep 1997 version = BABEL97C



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OBTAINING BABEL FROM THE INTERNET

Method 1 - WWW -------------- To get the babelxxx.html file via World Wide Web, use this URL: http://www.access.digex.net/~ikind/babel96b.html Method 2 - GOPHER ----------------- To get the babelxxx.txt file via Gopher: If you have access to a Gopher client, gopher directly to: gopher.temple.edu From the Main Menu, select "Temple University Computer Resources and Information" and then "Internet & Bitnet Information (Help-Net)". Then select "Glossary of Computer Abbreviations and Acronyms (BABEL96B.TXT)". Method 3 - FTP -------------- To get the babelxxx.txt file, if you have ftp access via The Internet, type these commands in lower case text: ftp ftp.temple.edu At Login : anonymous At Password: your email address cd /pub/info/help-net get babel96b.txt Method 4 - LISTSERV ------------------- To get the babelxxx.txt file via Listserv if on The Internet: Send e-mail to: listserv@vm.temple.edu Subject line should be left blank. In body of the message, type: GET BABEL96B TXT HELP-NET Method 5 - BITNET ----------------- To get the babelxxx.txt file via Listserv for Bitnet users: Send e-mail to: listserv@templevm Subject line should be left blank. In body of the message, type: GET BABEL96B TXT HELP-NET NOTE for all methods: -------------------- After May 1, 1996 request BABEL96B After Sep 1, 1996 request BABEL96C After Jan 1, 1997 request BABEL97A

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    The following examples are included to serve as a brief
introduction to what may be found when reading email and news
groups and when using IRC on the Internet.
 
			- - - - - - -
 
    In email and news, "smiley faces", rather than words, are used
to express the writer's feelings.  Turn your head to the side to
read them.
 
	:-)	Smile		:-D	Laughing
 
	:-]	Smirk		:-(	Frown
 
	;-)	Wink		:-X	Close-mouthed
 
	8-)	Wide-eyed	:-O	Open-mouthed
 
  also
 
        <jk>    Just kidding    <g>     Grin
 
                        - - - - - - -
 
    In email and during on-line conversations, a variety of letter
groups are used to abbreviate the writer's comments, such as:
 
    BRB   Be right back 	IMHO   In my humble opinion
 
    BTW   By the way            ROFL   Rolling on the floor laughing
 
    FOAF  Friend of a friend	TIA    Thanks in advance
 
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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COUNTRY DOMAIN NAMES

At the present time there are over 200 recognized Country Domain names. Two-letter abbreviations that represent the country names are used in addresses seen on the Internet. The following names (78 to date) represent the country of origin where someone has downloaded BABEL. This list should be useful when checking the origin of your own mail. .ae United Arab Emirates .am Armenia .ar Argentina .at Austria .au Australia .be Belgium .bg Bulgaria .bh Bahrain .bm Bermuda .bn Brunei Darussalam .br Brazil .ca Canada .ch Switzerland .cl Chile .cn China .co Columbia .cr Costa Rica .cy Cyprus .cz Czech Republic .de Germany .dk Denmark .do Dominican Republic .ec Ecuador .ee Estonia .eg Egypt .es Spain .fi Finland .fr France .gb Great Britian .gl Greenland .gr Greece .hk Hong Kong .hr Croatia .hu Hungary .id Indonesia .ie Ireland .il Israel .in India .is Iceland .it Italy .jp Japan .kr Korea (South) .kw Kuwait .lb Lebanon .li Liechtenstein .lt Lithuania .lu Luxembourg .lv Latvia .md Moldova .mo Macau .mt Malta .my Malaysia .mx Mexico .ni Nicaragua .nl Netherlands .no Norway .nz New Zealand .pe Peru .ph Phillipines .pl Poland .pt Portugal .ro Romania .ru Russian Federation .se Sweden .sg Singapore .si Slovenia .sk Slovakia (Slovak Republic) .su USSR (former) .th Thailand .tr Turkey .tt Trinidad and Tobago .tw Taiwan .uk United Kingdom .us United States .uy Uruguay .ve Venezuela .za South Africa ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ [TOP]