Glossary of Definitions

Terms related to our Business and the Internet, specifically designed to help our customers understand the “lingo” or technical terms used on these pages, it also acts as a wider help definitions file for the Internet itself.

Abend
Access
ACL - Access Control List
Active-Matrix
ActiveX
Ad Hoc Network
ADF - Automatic Document Feeder
ADSL
Adware
Affiliate
AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port
AIFF - Audio Interchange File Format
AIX - Advanced Interactive Executive
Alert Box
Algorithm
Analog
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
API - Application Program Interface
Apple
Applet
Application
Archie
ARP - Address Resolution Protocol
Array
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASP - Application Service Provider
ASP - Active Server Page
ASP.NET
ATA - Advanced Technology Attachment
ATM - Asynchronous Transfer Mode
Autoresponder

Backbone
Backside Bus
Backup
Bandwidth
Banner Ad
Base Station
BASIC - Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
Batch File
Batch Process
Baud
Bcc - Blind Carbon Copy
Bespoke
Beta Software
Binary
BIOS - Basic Input/Output System
Bit - Bit comes from Binary Digit
Bitmap
Bitrate
BitTorrent
Blob - Binary Large Object
Bluetooth
Blu-ray
BMP - Short for bitmap
Bookmark
Boolean
Boot
Boot Disk
Bot
Bounce
BPS - Bits Per Second
Bridge
Broadband
Browser
Buffer
Burn
Bus
Byte

C/C++
Cable Modem
Cache
CAD - Computer-Aided Design
Camera RAW
Caps Lock
Cc - Carbon Copy
CCD - Charged Coupled Device
CD - Compact Disc
CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access
CD-R - Compact Disc Recordable
CD-ROM - Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
CD-RW - Compact Disc Re-Writable
Certificate
CGI - Common Gateway Interface
Character
Chip
Chipset
CISC - Complex Instruction Set Computing
Clean Room
Client
Clip Art
Clipboard
Clock Speed
Clone
Cluster
CMOS - Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CMYK - Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
Codec
Command Prompt
Commercial Software
Compact Flash
Compile
Compiler
Component
Computer
Computer Ethics
Configuration
Control Panel
Controller Card
Cookie
Copy
CPA - Cost Per Action
CPC - Cost Per Click
CPL - Cost Per Lead
CPM - Cost Per 1,000 Impressions
CPS - Classroom Performance System
CPU - Central Processing Unit
CRM - Customer Relationship Management
Cron
Crop
Cross platform
CRT - Cathode Ray Tube
CSS - Cascading Style Sheet
CTP - Composite Theoretical Performance
CTR - Click Through Rate
Cursor
Cybercrime
Cyberspace

Daemon
Dashboard
Data
Data Transfer Rate
Data Type
Database
DBMS - Database Management System
DDR - Double Data Rate
DDR2 - Double Data Rate 2
Debug
Debugger
Default
Defragment
Degauss
Delete
Desktop
Desktop Publishing
DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Dialog Box
Digital
Digitize
DIMM - Dual In-Line Memory Module
Direct3D
Directory
DirectX
Disk Image
DLL - Dynamic Link Library
DMA - Direct Memory Access
DNS - Domain Name System
DNS Record
Domain
Domain Name
Dongle
DOS - Disk Operating System
Dot Pitch
Double Click
Download
DPI - Dots Per Inch
Drag
DRAM - Dynamic Random Access Memory
Dream - A sometimes-complicated mental view of images, thoughts and feelings usually and mostly associated with sleep and can be called hypnagogic hallucination, however; whilst awake you could also have a dream or aspiration, i.e. (he is pursuing his dream) or (he created all that from his dreams) or "in our view" (the site is a dream come true)!
Dreamsight - With dreams and sight combined, our term and company name to make your dream a vision of reality, (from a dream idea to the creation of a vision we can all see).
Driver
DRM - Digital Rights Management
DSL - Digital Subscriber Line
DSLAM - Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
DTD - Document Type Definition
Dual-Core
DV - Digital Video
DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
DVD+R - Digital Versatile Disc Recordable
DVD+RW - Digital Versatile Disk Rewritable
DVD-R - Digital Versatile Disc Recordable
DVD-RAM - Digital Versatile Disc Random Access Memory
DVD-RW - Digital Versatile Disk Rewritable
DVI - Digital Video Interface
DVR - Digital Video Recorder

E-commerce
EDI - Electronic Data Interchange
Edutainment
E-mail
E-mail Bankruptcy
Emoticon
Emulation
Encryption
End User
EPS - Encapsulated PostScript
Ethernet
EUP - Enterprise Unified Process
Exabyte
Exbibyte
Excel
External Hard Drive

Facebook
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FAT32
Fiber-Optic Cable
FIFO - First In, First Out
File
File Extension
File System
Filename
FiOS - Fiber Optic Service
Firewall
Firewire
Firmware
Flaming
Flash
Flash Memory
Flat File
Flatbed
Floating Point
Floating Point
Floppy Disk
Folder
Font
Format
FPS - Frames Per Second
FPU - Floating Point Unit
Frame
Freeware
Frozen
FSB - Frontside Bus
FTP - File Transfer Protocol

Gateway
Gibibyte
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
Gigabyte
Gigahertz
GIGO - Garbage In, Garbage Out
GIS - Geographic Information Systems
Gnutella
Google
Gopher
GPS - Global Positioning System
GPU - Graphics Processing Unit
GUI - Graphical User Interface

Hacker
Halftone
Handle
Hard Copy
Hard Disk
Hard Drive
Hard Token
Hardware
HDMI - High-Definition Multimedia Interface
HDTV - High Definition Television
HDV - High-Definition Video
Heat Sink
Heuristic
Hexadecimal
HFS - Hierarchical File System
Hit
Home Page
Horizontal Market Software
Host
Hover
HSF - Heatsink and Fan
HTML - (HyperText Markup Language) Created by Tim Berners Lee in the 1990s and subsequently taken under the wing of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1994, HTML is essentially basic text that can be written in notepad and has strict Code identifiers called Tags.
HTTP - HyperText Transfer Protocol
Hub
Hyperlink
Hypermedia
Hypertext
Hyper-Threading

I/O
I/O Address
IBM Compatible
ICANN
ICF
ICMP
Icon
ICS - Internet Connection Sharing
IDE - Integrated Device Electronics
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGP - Integrated Graphics Processor
Illegal Operation
IM - Instant Message
IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol
Impression
In-Built Page Optimisation
Inbox
Index
Infotainment
Inkjet
Input
Input Device
Install
Installer
Integer
Integrated Circuit
Intellectual Property
Interlaced
Internet
InterNIC
Intranet
IP - Internet Protocol.
IP Address
iPod
IPv4
IPv6
IPX - Internetwork Packet Exchange
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
IRQ - Interrupt Request
ISA - Industry Standard Architecture
iSCSI - Internet Small Computer Systems Interface
ISDN - Integrated Services Digital Network
ISO - International Organisation for Standardisation
ISP - Internet Service Provider
IT - Information Technology
Iteration
iTunes
IVR - Interactive Voice Response

Java
JavaScript
Joystick
JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
JRE - Java Runtime Environment
JSP - Java Server Page
Jumper

Kbps - Kilobits Per Second
Kernel
Kerning
Keyboard
Keyboard Shortcut
Keylogger
Keyphrase - A keyphrase is the combination of Keywords that are used to compose a search query to find information on a specific subject. Keyphrase . Example: “how do I search the internet” the keyphrase is search the Internet.
Keystroke
Keywords - A keyword is the word or words that relates to a specific subject. Keywords are used to compose a search query to find information. Example: “how do I search the internet” the keywords are "search" and "Internet".
Kibibyte
Kilobyte
KVM Switch - Keyboard, Video, and Mouse switch

LAN - Local Area Network
Laptop
Laser Printer
Latency
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
Leaderboard
Leaf
LIFO - Last In, First Out
Link
Linux
Listserv
Load Balancing
Localhost
Logic Gate
Login
Lossless
Lossy
LPI - Lines Per Inch
LUN - Logical Unit Number

MAC Address - Media Access Control Address
Mac OS
Mac OS X
Macintosh
Macro
Mainframe
Malware
MANET - Mobile Ad Hoc Network
Mashup
Mbps - Megabits Per Second
MCA - Micro Channel Architecture
Mebibyte
Media
Megabyte
Megahertz
Megapixel
Memory
Memory Leak
Memory Module
Memory Stick
Menu Bar
Meta Search Engine
Meta Tag - This is invisible Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) placed in and between the Header Tag of a web page which is hidden from site visitors Browsers, but search engine crawlers read this information and draw instructions from it, there are several Meta Tags but from an SEO point of view the title, description and keyword tags are most important, and tell search engines details about the site and its contents.
Metadata
Metafile
MIDI - Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Mini DV
MIPS - Million Instructions Per Second
Mirror
Mirrored Volume
Mnemonic
Modem
Monitor
Moodle
Motherboard
Mount
Mouse
MP3 MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
MPEG - Moving Picture Experts Group
MTU - Maximum Transmission Unit
Multimedia
Multiplatform
MySpace
MySQL

Name Server
NAT - Network Address Translation
Native File
NetBIOS - Network Basic Input/Output System
Netiquette
Network
Network Topology
Newbie
Newsgroup
NIC - Network Interface Card
NNTP - Network News Transfer Protocol
NOC - Network Operations Center
Node
NTFS - New Technology File System
Null
Null Character
Nybble

OASIS - Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OCR - Optical Character Recognition
ODBC - Open Database Connectivity
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
Offline
OLAP - Online Analytical Processing
OLE - Object Linking and Embedding
Online
OOP - Object-Oriented Programming
Open Firmware
OpenGL
Operating System
Optical Drive
Optical Media
OSPF - Open Shortest Path First
Outbox
Output
Output Device
Overclocking

P2P - Peer to Peer
Packet
Page View
Parallel Port
Parse
Partition
Password
Paste
Payload
PC - Personal computer
PCB - Printed Circuit Board
PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCI Express
PCI-X - Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended
PCMCIA - Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
PDA - Personal Digital Assistant
PDF - Portable Document Format
Pebibyte
Peripheral
Perl
Permalink
Petabyte
Pharming
Phishing
PHP - Hypertext Preprocessor
Piconet
PIM - Personal Information Manager
Ping
Pipeline
Pixel
Plain Text
Platform
Plug and Play
Plug-in
PMU - Power Management Unit
PNG - Portable Network Graphic
Podcast
POP3 - Post Office Protocol
Port
Portal
PostScript
Power Cycle
Power User
PowerPoint
PPC - Pay Per Click
PPGA - Plastic Pin Grid Array
PPI - Pixels Per Inch
PPL - Pay Per Lead
PPM - Pages Per Minute
PPP - Point to Point Protocol
PPTP - Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
PRAM - Parameter Random Access Memory
Prebinding
Process
Processor
Program
Progressive Scan
Protocol
Proxy Server
PS/2

QBE - Query By Example
Queue
QuickTime
QWERTY

RADCAB
RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks
RAM - Random Access Memory
Raster Graphic
Raw Data
Raw File
RDF - Resource Description Framework
RDRAM - Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
Readme
Real-Time
Recursion
Recursive Function
Refresh
Refresh Rate
Registry
Remote Access
Remote User
Resolution
RGB - Red Green Blue
Rich Text
Right Click
Ripcording
RISC - Reduced Instruction Set Computing
ROM - Read-Only Memory
Root
Router
RPC - Remote Procedure Call
RPM - Revenue Per 1,000 Impressions
RSS - RDF Site Summary
RTE - Runtime Environment
RTF - Rich Text Format
Ruby
Runtime
RUP - Rational Unified Process

Safe Mode
Samba
Sample
Sampling
SAN - Storage Area Network
SATA - Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
Screenshot
Script
Scroll Bar
Scroll Wheel
Scrolling
SCSI - Small Computer System Interface
SD - Secure Digital
SDRAM - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SDSL - Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line
Search Engine
Sector
SEO - Search Engine Optimization
Serial Port
Server
Service Pack
Shareware
Shell
Sight - That in which you see, a vision of something, or device "sights of a gun"! A device used to assist aim by guiding the eye.
SIMM - Single In-Line Memory Module
Site Map
Skin
SKU - Stock Keeping Unit
Skyscraper
Slashdot
SLI - Scalable Link Interface
SMART - Self-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology
SMB - Server Message Block
SMS - Short Message Service
SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Snapshot
SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol
SOA - Service Oriented Architecture
SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol
Social Networking
Socket
SO-DIMM
Soft Copy
Soft Token
Software
Solid State
Source Code
Spam
Spider
Spoofing
Spreadsheet
Spyware
SQL - Structured Query Language
SRAM - Static Random Access Memory
sRGB - Standard RGB
SSH - Secure Shell
SSID - Service Set Identifier
SSL - Secure Sockets Layer
Stack
Standalone
Standby
Status Bar
Storage Device
Streaming
String
Subnet Mask
Superscalar
Surge Protector
Switch
Syntax
System Analyst
System Hardening
System Requirements
System Resources
System Software
System Unit
Systray

T1
T3
Tag - In general a TAG means many things even in the computer and programming world but specifically in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) it is a marker where an object or text is placed, Tags usually are formatted thus with a less and more than character either end, a backslash contained within a Tag indicates "end of data" OR more commonly known as "end tag".
Tape Drive
Task Bar
TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
Tebibyte
Telnet
Template
Terabyte
Terminal
Text Editor
TFT - Thin Film Transistor
Thick Client
Thin Client
Thread
Throughput
Thyristor
TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
Tiger
Title Bar
Token
Toolbar
Tooltip
Torrent
Toslink
Traceroute
Trinitron
Trojan Horse
Truncate
TTL - Time To Live
Tunneling
Tutorial
TWAIN
Tweak
Typeface

U - U is the standard unit of measurement for rack-mounted equipment
UDDI - Universal Description Discovery and Integration
UDP - User Datagram Protocol
Ultra DMA
UML - Unified Modeling Language
UNC - Universal Naming Convention
Unix
Unmount
Upload
UPnP - Universal Plug and Play
UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supply
URI - Uniform Resource Identifier
URL - Uniform Resource Locator
USB - Universal Serial Bus
Username
Utility

VCI - Virtual Channel Identifier
Vector
Vector Graphic
Veronica - Very Easy Rodent-Oriented Netwide Index to Computerized Archives
Vertical Market Software
VFAT - Virtual File Allocation Table
VGA - Video Graphics Array
Video Card
Virtual Memory
Virtual Reality
Virus
Visual Basic
VLB - VESA Local Bus
VoIP - Voice Over Internet Protocol
Volume
VPI - Virtual Path Identifier
VPN - Virtual Private Network
VRAM - Video Random Access Memory
VRML - Virtual Reality Modeling Language

WAIS - Wide Area Information Server
WAN - Wide Area Network
Waveform
Web 2.0
Web Host
Web Page
Web Ring
Webcam
Webmail
Webmaster
Website
WEP - Wired Equivalent Privacy
White Paper
WHOIS
Widget
Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity
Wiki
Win32
Window
Windows
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Winsock
Wireless
Wizard
Word Processor
Word Wrap
WordArt
Workstation
Worm
WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access
WWW - World Wide Web
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

X86
XHTML - Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
XML - Extensible Markup Language
XSLT - Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation

Y2K - Year 2000
Yahoo!
Yobibyte
Yottabyte

Zebibyte
Zero Day Exploit
Zettabyte
ZIF - Zero Insertion Force
Zip
Zone File