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  • picture line up generation equipment pattern - A PLUGE (picture line-up generation equipment) pattern is a test pattern used to calibrate the black level on a video display.
  • picture line-up generation equipment pattern - A PLUGE (picture line-up generation equipment) pattern is a test pattern used to calibrate the black level on a video display.
  • picture messaging - Picture messaging (sometimes called photo messaging) is the practice of taking a picture with a built-in camera on a mobile phone or other handheld device and sending it to another mobile device or an e-mail recipient.
  • pie chart - A pie graph (or pie chart) is a specialized graph used in statistics.
  • pie graph - A pie graph (or pie chart) is a specialized graph used in statistics.
  • pie graph (or pie chart) - A pie graph (or pie chart) is a specialized graph used in statistics.
  • piezoelectricity - Piezoelectricity, also called the piezoelectric effect, is the ability of certain materials to generate an AC (alternating current) voltage when subjected to mechanical stress or vibration, or to vibrate when subjected to an AC voltage, or both.
  • PIFI - Personally identifiable financial information (PIFI) is any type of personally identifiable information (PII) that is linked to that person's finances.
  • piggybacking - Piggybacking, in a wireless communications context, is the unauthorized use of a wireless LAN.
  • pigs and chickens - Pigs and chickens is an analogy used in the Scrum software development model to define the type of role an attendee can play at a daily scrum meeting.
  • PII - Personally identifiable information (PII) is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual.
  • pilot conversion - A pilot conversion is a hardware or software migration method that involves rolling out the new system to a small group of users for testing and evaluation.
  • pilot program (pilot study) - A pilot program, also called a feasibility study or experimental trial, is a small-scale experiment that helps an organization learn how a large-scale project might work in practice.
  • PIM - Protocol-independent multicast (PIM) is a set of four specifications that define modes of Internet multicasting to allow one-to-many and many-to-many transmission of information.
  • PIM - Processing in memory (PIM, sometimes called processor in memory) is the integration of a processor with RAM (usually DRAM or SRAM) on a single chip.
  • PIM - Product information management (PIM) is a classification of software products that support the global identification, linking and synchronization of product information across heterogeneous data sources.
  • PIN - A pin is a pronged contact as part of a signal interface in a computer or other communications device.
  • PIN lock - The PIN lock is an authentication measure for mobile phones that requires the entry of a personal identification number (PIN) code before a device can be used.
  • pin or PIN - A pin is a pronged contact as part of a signal interface in a computer or other communications device.
  • pin out - A pinout is a description of the purpose of each pin (electronic contact) in a multi-pin hardware connection interface.
  • ping - A ping (Packet Internet or Inter-Network Groper) is a basic internet program that enables a user to test and verify if a particular destination Internet Protocol (IP) address exists and can accept requests in computer network administration.
  • ping strangeness - Ping strangeness is a term used in troubleshooting to describe the incidence of an unusual pattern of ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets being sent to a specific network node or an unusual number of error messages returning.
  • ping sweep - A ping sweep (also known as an ICMP sweep) is a basic network scanning technique used to determine which of a range of IP addresses map to live hosts (computers).
  • ping sweep (ICMP sweep) - A ping sweep (also known as an ICMP sweep) is a basic network scanning technique used to determine which of a range of IP addresses map to live hosts (computers).
  • Pinterest - Pinterest is a social curation website for sharing and categorizing images found online.
  • PIO - Programmed Input/Output (PIO) is a way of moving data between devices in a computer in which all data must pass through the processor.
  • PIO (Programmed Input/Output) - Programmed Input/Output (PIO) is a way of moving data between devices in a computer in which all data must pass through the processor.
  • PIP - Picture in Picture (PIP) is a video effect which places several complete images on the screen at the same time.
  • PIP box - A PIP box (picture in picture box) is the graphic image you manipulate in the FX monitor when creating a Picture in a Picture effect.
  • pipe - In computer programming, especially in UNIX operating systems, a pipe is a technique for passing information from one program process to another.
  • pipelining - In computers, a pipeline is the continuous and somewhat overlapped movement of instruction to the processor or in the arithmetic steps taken by the processor to perform an instruction.
  • piracy - Software piracy is the illegal copying, distribution, or use of software.
  • pirate - Software piracy is the illegal copying, distribution, or use of software.
  • pirate radio - Pirate radio is the transmission of communications over radio waves by unlicensed amateurs; such broadcasts are illegal because they are not in accordance with FCC transmission requirements.
  • pirating - Software piracy is the illegal copying, distribution, or use of software.
  • Pisano - Leonardo Pisano, also known as Fibonacci (for filius Bonacci, meaning son of Bonacci), was an Italian mathematician who lived from 1170 - 1250.
  • PIV card - A personal identity verification (PIV) card is a United States Federal smart card that contains the necessary data for the cardholder to be granted to Federal facilities and information systems and assure appropriate levels of security for all applicable Federal applications.
  • pivot table - A pivot table is a statistics tool that summarizes and reorganizes selected columns and rows of data in a spreadsheet or database table to obtain a desired report.
  • Pivot3 - Pivot3 is a hyperconverged appliance vendor that has deployed over 16,000 infrastructures and all-flash arrays in over 50 countries around the world.
  • pixel - The pixel (a word invented from "picture element") is the basic unit of programmable color on a computer display or in a computer image.
  • pixelate - Pixelation is the display of a digitized image where the individual pixels are apparent to a viewer.
  • pixelated - Pixelation is the display of a digitized image where the individual pixels are apparent to a viewer.
  • pixels per inch - In computers, pixels per inch (ppi) is a measure of the sharpness (that is, the density of illuminated points) on a display screen.
  • pixels per inch (ppi) - In computers, pixels per inch (ppi) is a measure of the sharpness (that is, the density of illuminated points) on a display screen.
  • pixie dust - Pixie dust is the informal name that IBM is using for its antiferromagnetically-coupled (AFC) media technology, which can increase the data capacity of hard drives to up to four times the density possible with current drives.
  • pizza box server - The term "pizza box server" refers to the shape of a computer server enclosed in a rectangular and horizontally-arranged chassis and often installed in a rack with similar servers.
  • pk - Peak (pk) is the maximum value, either positive (pk+) or negative (pk-), that a waveform attains.
  • pk pk - Peak-to-peak (pk-pk) is the difference between the maximum positive and the maximum negative amplitudes of a waveform, as shown below.
  • pk-pk - Peak-to-peak (pk-pk) is the difference between the maximum positive and the maximum negative amplitudes of a waveform, as shown below.
  • PKCS - The Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) are a set of intervendor standard protocols for making possible secure information exchange on the Internet using a public key infrastructure (PKI).
  • PKI - PKI (public key infrastructure) is the underlying framework that enables entities -- users and servers -- to securely exchange information using digital certificates.
  • PKI (public key infrastructure) - PKI (public key infrastructure) is the underlying framework that enables entities -- users and servers -- to securely exchange information using digital certificates.
  • PKUNZIP - PKZIP (also capitalized as PKZip) is a program, originally written for the DOS operating system, that gathers multiple files into a single compressed file that can be stored in less space and transmitted more quickly from one place to another.
  • PKZIP - PKZIP (also capitalized as PKZip) is a program, originally written for the DOS operating system, that gathers multiple files into a single compressed file that can be stored in less space and transmitted more quickly from one place to another.
  • PKZIP (or PKZip) - PKZIP (also capitalized as PKZip) is a program, originally written for the DOS operating system, that gathers multiple files into a single compressed file that can be stored in less space and transmitted more quickly from one place to another.
  • PL SQL - In Oracle database management, PL/SQL is a procedural language extension to Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • PL/1 - PL/I is a third-generation (3GL) programming language developed in the early 1960s as an alternative to assembler language (for low-level computer processing functions), COBOL (for large-scale business applications), and FORTRAN (for scientific and algorithmic applications).
  • PL/I - PL/I is a third-generation (3GL) programming language developed in the early 1960s as an alternative to assembler language (for low-level computer processing functions), COBOL (for large-scale business applications), and FORTRAN (for scientific and algorithmic applications).
  • PL/SQL - In Oracle database management, PL/SQL is a procedural language extension to Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • PL/SQL (procedural language extension to Structured Query Language) - In Oracle database management, PL/SQL is a procedural language extension to Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • plain old telephone service - Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) refers to the traditional, analog voice transmission phone system implemented over physical copper wires (twisted pair).
  • Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) - Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) refers to the traditional, analog voice transmission phone system implemented over physical copper wires (twisted pair).
  • plaintext - In cryptography, plaintext is ordinary readable text before being encrypted into ciphertext or after being decrypted.
  • Planck's constant - Planck's constant, symbolized h, relates the energy in one quantum (photon) of electromagnetic radiation to the frequency of that radiation.
  • plane (in networking) - A plane, in a networking context, is one of three integral components of a telecommunications architecture.
  • planned obsolescence - Planned obsolescence is the concept that a product should be designed and produced with the knowledge that it will only be popular, useful and functional for a limited length of time.
  • planned obsolescence - Planned obsolescence is the concept that a product should be designed and produced with the knowledge that it will only be popular, useful and functional for a limited length of time.
  • planning board - In agile software development, a planning board is used to track the progress of an project.
  • planning game - In agile software development, a planning game is a meeting attended by both IT and business teams that is focused on choosing stories for a release or iteration.
  • planning poker - Planning Poker is a teambuilding activity for achieving group consensus.
  • planogram - A planogram is a diagram that shows how and where specific retail products should be placed on retail shelves or displays in order to increase customer purchases.
  • plasma - Plasma is a form of matter in which many of the electrons wander around freely among the nuclei of the atom s.
  • plasma display - A plasma display is a computer video display in which each pixel on the screen is illuminated by a tiny bit of plasma or charged gas, somewhat like a tiny neon light.
  • plasma TV - Plasma TV is a television display technology in which each pixel on the screen is illuminated by a tiny bit of plasma (charged gas).
  • Plastic Interface for Collaborative Technology Initiatives - PICTIVE (Plastic Interface for Collaborative Technology Initiatives through Video Exploration) is a paper mock-up technique that allows users to participate in the development process.
  • Plastic Interface for Collaborative Technology Initiatives through Video Exploration - PICTIVE (Plastic Interface for Collaborative Technology Initiatives through Video Exploration) is a paper mock-up technique that allows users to participate in the development process.
  • plastic pin grid array - PPGA (plastic pin grid array) is a microchip design from Intel that has the silicon core of the microchip facing down toward the computer motherboard.
  • PlateSpin - PlateSpin is a company that provides tools to help with server virtualization, including physical-to-virtual migrations and server workload management.
  • platform - A computer platform is an underlying computer system on which application programs can run, or, in general, any base of technologies on which other technologies or processes are built.
  • Platform as a Service - PaaS (platform as a service) is a cloud computing model where a third-party provider delivers hardware and software tools to users over the internet.
  • platform business model - A platform business model is a plan for creating revenue by allowing registered members to create content that can be consumed by a specific user group or general audience.
  • platform cooperative - A platform cooperative is an employee-owned and operated business that relies on a web-based platform for the sale of goods and services.
  • platform economy - Platform economy is the tendency for commerce to increasingly move towards and favor digital platform business models.
  • Platform for Internet Content Selection - The Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) is a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) group that defines rating systems and rating information for Web-based content.
  • Platform for Privacy Preferences - P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences) is a protocol that specifies a way to determine if a Web site's security policies meet a user's privacy requirements.
  • PLATO - PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations), a computer-based training (CBT) network developed in the 1960s, is often credited as the earliest example of a virtual community.
  • PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) - PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations), a computer-based training (CBT) network developed in the 1960s, is often credited as the earliest example of a virtual community.
  • Playstation - Playstation is a video game console developed by Sony.
  • PLC - Packet loss concealment (PLC) is a technology designed to minimize the practical effect of lost packets in digital communications.
  • PLC - Broadband over Power Line (BPL) is a technology that allows Internet data to be transmitted over utility power lines.
  • PLEDM - PLEDM (phase-state low electron drive memory) is a new memory microchip technology that offers vastly greater capacity than memory devices commonly used in the past.
  • plenum - In buildings, a plenum is a separate space provided for air circulation for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (sometimes referred to as HVAC) and typically provided in the space between the structural ceiling and a drop-down ceiling.
  • PLL - A phase-locked loop (PLL) is an electronic circuit with a voltage or voltage-driven oscillator that constantly adjusts to match the frequency of an input signal.
  • PLM - Product lifecycle management (PLM) is a systematic approach to managing the series of changes a product goes through, from its design and development to its ultimate retirement or disposal.
  • PLMN - (pu A public land mobile network (PLMN) is any wireless communications system intended for use by terrestrial subscribers in vehicles or on foot.
  • plotter - A plotter is a printer that interprets commands from a computer to make line drawings on paper with one or more automated pens.
  • PLSQL - In Oracle database management, PL/SQL is a procedural language extension to Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • plug - A male connector is a connector attached to a wire, cable, or piece of hardware, having one or more exposed, unshielded electrical terminal s, and constructed in such a way that it can be inserted snugly into a receptacle (female connector) to ensure a reliable physical and electrical connection.
  • Plug and Play - Plug and Play (PnP) is a capability developed by Microsoft for its Windows 95 and later operating systems that gives users the ability to plug a device into a computer and have the computer recognize that the device is there.
  • plug-and-play - Plug and Play (PnP) is a capability developed by Microsoft for its Windows 95 and later operating systems that gives users the ability to plug a device into a computer and have the computer recognize that the device is there.
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