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  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    meta tag

    A meta tag is a tag (that is, a coding statement) in the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) that describes some aspect of the contents of a Web page.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    chat room

    A chat room is a Web site, part of a Web site, or part of an online service such as America Online, that provides a venue for communities of users with a common interest to communicate in real time.  Continue Reading

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    The radian is the Standard International (SI) unit of plane angular measure.  Continue Reading

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    Biomechatronics is the interdisciplinary study of biology, mechanics, and electronics.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)

    H.264, also known as MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), is a video compression standard that offers significantly greater compression than its predecessors.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05


    Edutainment is a neologism (new term coinage), similar to infotainment, that expresses the marriage of education and entertainment in a work or presentation such as a television program or a Web site.  Continue Reading

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    BitPass is a micropayment service that facilitates online content access transactions by integrating the processes involved in buying and selling content, and making it practical to charge very small amounts of money.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    composite video (baseband video or RCA video)

    Composite video, also called baseband video or RCA video, is the analog waveform that conveys the image data in a conventional National Television Standards Committee (NTSC) television signal.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    EDP (electronic data processing)

    EDP (electronic data processing), an infrequently used term for what is today usually called "IS" (information services or systems) or "MIS" (management information services or systems), is the processing of data by a computer and its programs in an...  Continue Reading

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    On television, an infomercial is a short or regular-length television program that combines information presentation with an integrated suggestion to buy a particular product or service.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Communication and Networking Riser (CNR)

    Communication and Networking Riser (CNR), which was developed by Intel, is an open industry standard for a scalable riser card, which is a hardware device that plugs into a motherboard and holds chips for functions like modems and audio devices.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    KISS Principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

    The KISS Principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid) is self-descriptive and recognizes two things: 1. People (including product and service users) generally want things that are simple, meaning easy to learn and use.  Continue Reading

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    A microrobot is a miniaturized, sophisticated machine designed to perform a specific task or tasks repeatedly and with precision.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)

    The Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) organization is an international society established in 1952 for financial and technology professionals who work in the hospitality industry.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    e-commerce hosting

    E-commerce hosting is a business in which a company provides other companies whatever they need to sell their products and services on the World Wide Web - including a Web server to serve a company's pages, possibly the Web site design (including ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    jump page

    In Web advertising and marketing, a jump page is a Web page that is made to appear temporarily in order to capture the user's attention as a promotion or to gather user information in a survey.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    eye-in-hand system

    An eye-in-hand system is a robot end effector equipped with a close-range camera.  Continue Reading

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    The factorial, symbolized by an exclamation mark (!), is a quantity defined for all integers greater than or equal to 0.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    e-mail postage (sender pays)

    E-mail postage (sometimes referred to as sender pays) is a proposed system that would involve charging senders a very small amount of money (sometimes called a micropayment) for the delivery of each e-mail message sent.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    sound wave

    A sound wave is the pattern of disturbance caused by the movement of energy traveling through a medium (such as air, water, or any other liquid or solid matter) as it propagates away from the source of the sound.  Continue Reading



  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

  • data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

    A data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is a process designed to help organizations determine how data processing systems, ...


  • Web application firewall (WAF)

    A web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters and blocks data packets as they travel to and from a ...

  • spyware

    Spyware is a type of malicious software -- or malware -- that is installed on a computing device without the end user's knowledge.

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of specifying an index of approved software applications or executable files that are ...



  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 


  • DRAM (dynamic random access memory)

    Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a type of semiconductor memory that is typically used for the data or program code needed ...

  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0)

    RAID 10, also known as RAID 1+0, is a RAID configuration that combines disk mirroring and disk striping to protect data.

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.