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    GA General Availability
    GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
    GAL Generic Array Logic
    GAPI Gateway Application Programming Interface
    GART Graphics Address Relocation Table
    GATT Graphics Address Translation Table
    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]
    GCCD Glass-Passivated Ceramic Chip Diode
    GCR Group Code Recording
    GDA Global Data Area + GNOME Data Access
    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 Global Entity Ordering System +
    GEOS Graphic Environment Operating System [Geoworks]
    GET Get Execute Trigger
    GFI General Format Identifier + Ground-Fault Interceptor
    GGP Gateway-Gateway Protocol [Internet]
    GHZ Gigahertz
    .GID Topics (file name extension) [Microsoft]
    .GIF Graphics Interchange Format (file name extension)
    GIG-E Gigabit Ethernet
    GIGO Garbage In, Garbage Out
    GII Global Information Infrastructure
    GILS Government Information Locator Service
    GIMP GNU Image Manipulation Program
    GIMPS Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search
    GINA Graphical Identification and Authentication
    GIS Geographic Information System +
    Global Information Solutions [AT&T]
    GIX Global Internet Exchange [Internet]
    GKS Graphical Kernel 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]
    GMDI Gigabit Media-Dependent Interface
    GML Generalized Markup Language
    GMP Global Mobile Professional
    GMR Giant Magneto-Resistive (read head technology)
    GMS Global Management System +
    Global Messaging Service [Novell]
    GMT Greenwich Mean Time
    GND Ground (signal/system)
    GNN Global Network Navigator
    GNU Gnu's Not Unix (operating system)
    GNOME GNU Network Object Model Environment
    GOAD GNOME Object Activation Directory
    GOSIP Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile
    .GOV Governmental (Domain Name) [Internet]
    GP Gas Plasma + General Purpose
    GPF General Protection Fault
    GPI Graphics Programming Interface
    GPIB General Purpose Information/Interface Bus
    GPIO General Purpose Input/Output
    GPL General Public License
    GPR General Purpose Register [IBM]
    GPRC Glass Passivated Rectifier Chip
    GPRS General Packet Radio Service
    GPS Global Positioning Satellite/System +
    Global Product Specification
    GPSS * General Purpose Systems Simulator (language)
    GPU Graphics Processing Unit
    GRADD Graphics Adapter Device Driver [IBM]
    GRE Generic Routing Encapsulation + 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)
    GSNW Gateway Service for NetWare [Microsoft]
    GSP Generic Server Passer + Global Service Provider
    GSR Gigabit Switch Router
    GSTN General Switched Telephone Network
    GTE General Telephone Electronics (corporation)
    GTF Generalized Timing Format
    GTL Gunning Transceiver Logic
    GTO Guide To Operations [IBM]
    GTP * Geometry Theorem Prover
    GTS Generic Traffic Shaping [Cisco]
    GUI Graphical User Interface
    GUID Globally Unique Identifier +
    Global Universal Identifier
    GVT Global Virtual Time
    GW-BASIC Gee Whiz BASIC
    GWES Graphic, Windowing and Event Subsystem
    .gz Compressed file (compressed filename extension -
    using GNU gzip compression/decompression program) [Unix]
    GZIP GNU Zip
     
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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"]
    HAP Host Access Protocol
    HARP-MRI Harmonic Phase MRI
    HASP Houston Automatic Spooling Priority (System)
    HBA Host Bus Adapter
    HCL Hardware Compatibility List
    HCSS High Capacity Storage System
    HCU Home Computer User
    HD Hard Disk + High Density
    HDA Head Disk Assembly
    HDC High Dependability Computing [Carnegie Mellon]
    HDCD High Definition Compatible Digital
    HDD Hard Disk Drive
    HDF Hierarchical Data Format [NCSA]
    HDI Head to Disk Interference
    HDL Hardware Description Language
    HDLC High-Level Data Link Control
    HDM Hardware Device Module
    HDML Handheld Device Markup Language
    HDR Header + High Data Rate
    HDSC High Density Signal Carrier [DEC]
    HDSL (See DSL)
    HDSS Holographic Data Storage System
    HDT Host Digital Terminal
    HDTV High Definition Television
    HDVD High Definition Volumetric Display
    HDW Hardware
    HDX Half Duplex
    HEOS High Earth Orbiting Satellite
    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
    HIDS Host-Based Intrusion Detection System
    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
    HMI Human-Machine Interface
    HMM Hidden Markov Model
    HMMP Hyper-Media Management Protocol
    HMOS High Density Metal Oxide Semiconductor +
    High Speed Metal Oxide Semiconductor
    HMP Host Monitoring Protocol
    HOL High Order Logic
    HOLAP Hybrid OLAP
    HOTT Hot Off The Tree (electronic newsletter)
    HOV High Occupancy Vehicle
    HP Hewlett-Packard (Company)
    HPC Handheld Personal Computer
    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
    HPOM Home Page Objects Model [Microsoft]
    HPPA Hewlett-Packard Precision Architecture
    HPPI High Performance Parallel Interface
    HPR High Performance Routing [IBM]
    HPSB High Performance Serial Bus
    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 Hierarchical Storage Controller + High Speed Channel
    HSI Hue, Saturation, Intensity
    HSM Hierarchical Storage Management
    HSP High Speed Printer/Processor
    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 Transfer Protocol
    HTTP-NG HTTP Next Generation
    HTTPS HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure
    HUD Heads Up Display
    HUT Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope
    H/V Horizontal/Vertical
    HVP Horizontal & Vertical Position
    H/W Hardware
    HWCP Hardware Code Page
    HWD Height-Width-Depth
    HWDM Hyperfine Wave Division Multiplexing
    .HYP Hyphenation (file name extension)
    HYTELNET Hypertext-browser for Telnet Accessible Sites
    Hz Hertz
     
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    IA Intel Architecture [Intel]
    IAB Internet Architecture Board
    IAC Inter-Application Communication [Macintosh]
    IAD Integrated Access Device
    IAEC International Address Element Code
    IAG Instruction Address Generation
    IAK Internet Access Kit [IBM]
    IAL * International Algebraic Language
    (ALGOL was first called IAL)
    IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
    IAP Internet Access Provider
    IAS Internet Access Server
    IAT Import Address Table
    IAUP Internet User Account Provider
    IBC Instrument Bus Computer
    iBCS Intel Binary Compatibility Specification
    IBIP Information Based Indicia Program [U.S. Postal Service]
    IBM International Business Machines (Corporation)
    IBM-GL IBM Graphics Language
    IC Input Circuit + Integrated Circuit + Interrupt Controller
    ICA Intelligent Console Architecture +
    Intra-application Communications Area
    ICANN International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
    ICAP Internet Calendar Access Protocol [Lotus]
    ICAS Intel Communicating Applications Specifications
    ICB Internet Citizen's Band
    ICCP Institute for the Certification of
    Computing Professionals
    ICD International Code Designator
    ICE In-Circuit Emulator [Intel] +
    Integrated Computing Environment [Langley Research]
    ICES Interference-Causing Equipment Standard
    ICI Image Component Information + Inter-CPU Interrupts
    ICL Interface Clear
    ICLID Incoming-Call Line Identification
    ICM Image Color Matching [Kodak] + Incoming Message
    .ICM Image Color Management (file name extension)
    ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol [Novell]
    .ICO Icon (file name extension)
    iCOMP Intel Comparative Microprocessor Performance [Intel]
    ICP Image Coprocessor + Integrated Channel Processor
    ICQ I Seek You (messaging program0
    ICR Intelligent Character Recognition
    ICS Internet Connection Sharing [Microsoft] +
    Intuitive Command Structure
    ICSAPI Internet Connection Services API
    ICU Instruction-Cache Unit +
    Intel Configuration Utility [Microsoft] +
    ISA Configuration Utility
    ID Identification + Identifier
    IDA Integrated Digital Access + Intelligent Disk Array +
    Intelligent Drive Array
    IDAPI Integrated Database Application Programming Interface
    IDC Integrated Database/Desktop Connector +
    Internet Database Connector [Microsoft] +
    Internet Data Center
    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
    IDEN Integrated Data Enhanced Network
    IDF Intermediate Distribution Frame
    IDI Initial Domain Identifier
    IDIV Integer Divide
    IDL Interactive Data Language +
    Interface Definition Language
    IDM Integrated Document Management
    IDMS Integrated Data Base Management System
    IDNX Integrated Digital Network Exchange [IBM]
    IDP Integrated Data Processing
    IDR Intelligent Document Recognition
    IDS Intrusion Detection System
    IDSL (See DSL)
    IDT Interface Design Tool + Interrupt Descriptor Table
    .IDX Index (file name extension)
    IE Internet Explorer [Microsoft]
    IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
    IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    IEF Information Engineering Facility
    IEMSI Interactive Electronic Mail Standard
    Identification
    IEN Internet Engineering Notes
    IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
    IESG Internet Engineering Steering Group
    I/F Interface
    IFC Internet Foundation Classes
    IFD Image File Directory
    IFF Interchangeable File Format [Amiga]
    IFG Incoming Fax Gateway
    IFP Instruction Fetch Pipeline
    IFS Installable/Integated File System
    IFSM Information Systems Management
    IGA Integrated Graphics Array
    IGC Integrated Graphics Controller
    IGES Initial Graphics Exchange Standard
    IGFET Insulated-Gate Field Effect Transistor
    IGMP Internet Group Multicast Protocol
    IGP Interior Gateway Protocol
    IGRP Interior Gateway Routing Protocol [Cisco]
    IGS Internet Go Server
    IHD Integrated Help Desk [IBM]
    IHV Independent Hardware Vendor
    IIF Immediate Interface
    III Interstate Identification Index [NCIC]
    IIOP Internet Inter-ORB Protocol
    IIR Immediate Impulse Response
    IIS Internet Information Server/Services [Microsoft]
    IITF Information Infrastructure Task Force
    IKE Internet Key Exchange
    IKMP Internet Key Management Protocol
    IKP Internet Keyed Payments [IBM]
    ILA Image Light Amplifier
    ILE Integrated Language Environment [IBM]
    ILEC Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier
    ILP Instruction-Level Parallelism
    ILS International Language Support
    IM Instant Messenger
    IMAC Internet Macintosh [Apple]
    IMACS Image Management and Communication System
    IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol
    IMAX Maximum Image
    IMDB In-Memory Database
    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]
    IMPP Internet Messaging and Presence Protocol
    IMR Internet Monthly Report
    IMS Information Management System +
    Intermediate Maintenance Standards
    IMSI International Mobile Subscriber Identity
    IMSP Internet Message Support Protocol
    IMTC International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium
    IMTV Interactive Multimedia Television
    IMUL Integer Multiply
    IMUX Inverse Multiplexer
    IN Input
    INC Increment
    .IND Index (file name extension)
    .INF Information (file name extension)
    .INFO Information Services (Domain Name) [Internet]
    INFS Internet Network File System
    .INI Initialize (file name extension)
    INIT Initialization + Initialize
    INM Integrated Network Management
    INND Internet News Daemon
    INS Input String + Integrated Network Server
    INT Integer + Internal + Interrupt +
    International (organization Domain name) [Internet]
    INTA Interrupt Acknowledge
    InterNIC Internet Network Information Center
    INTO Interrupt if Overflow occurs
    I2O Intelligent Input/Output
    I/O Input/Output
    IOC Inter-Office Channel
    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]
    IOF Infrared Optical Film
    IOP Input/Output Processor
    IOPL Input/Output Privilege Level
    IOR Interoperable Object Reference
    IOSGA Input/Output Support Gate Array
    IP Instruction Pointer + Intellectual Property +
    Internet Protocol
    IPBF Installed Peripheral Base Flexibility
    IPC Instructions Per Clock + Interprocess Communication
    IPCMOS Interlocked Pipeline CMOS [IBM]
    IPCP Internet Protocol Control Protocol
    IPCS Integrated PC Server
    IPDC Internet Protocol Device Control
    IPDS IBM Personal Dictation System [IBM] +
    Intelligent Printer Data Stream [IBM]
    IPF Invalid Page Format
    IPFC Information Presentation Facility Compiler [IBM]
    IPI Intelligent Peripheral Interface
    IPL Initial Program Load/Loader +
    Ion Projection Lithography
    IPL * Information Programming Language
    IPM Images Per Minute + Interpersonal Message
    IPMI Intelligent Platform Management Interface
    IPNG Internet Protocol, next generation
    IPP Internet Printing Protocol
    IPR Intellectual Property Rights
    IPSE Integrated Project Support Environment
    IPSEC Internet Protocol Security
    IPTC International Press Telecommunications Council
    IPX Internetwork Packet Exchange [Novell]
    IQL Interactive Query Language
    IR Infrared
    IRC Internet Relay Chat
    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
    IRLAP Infrared Link Access Protocol
    IRLED Infrared Light Emitting Diode
    IRM Information Resource Management + Inherent Rights Mask
    IRQ Interrupt Request
    IRQL Interrupt Request Level
    IRTF Internet Research Task Force
    IRX Information Retrieval Experiment
    IS Information System + Interrupt Status
    ISA Industry Standard Architecture (bus) [IBM] +
    Instruction-Set Architecture
    ISAKMP Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol
    ISAM Indexed Sequential-Access Management/Method
    ISAPI Internet Server 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 +
    Inter Switch Link [Cisco]
    ISM Integrated Services Model [IETF] +
    Internet Service Manager [Microsoft]
    ISMF Interactive Storage Management Facility
    ISOC Internet Society
    ISO International Organization for Standardization
    ISP Internet Service Provider + Interrupt Stack Pointer +
    Interrupt Status Port
    ISPF Interactive System Programming Facility
    ISR Information Storage and Retrieval +
    Interrupt Service Routine +
    Interrupt Status Register
    ISS Internet Sharing Software
    ISSN International Standard Serial Number
    ISV Independent Software Vendor
    IT Information Technology
    ITB Information Technology Branch + Intermediate Text Block
    ITC International Typeface Corporation
    ITE Information Technology Equipment
    ITF Interactive Test Facility
    ITN Identification Tasking and Networking
    ITP Internet Transaction Processing
    ITR Information Technology Research [NSF] +
    Input Transaction Record + Internet Talk Radio
    ITU International Telecommunication Union
    ITUG International Telecommunications User Group
    ITU-TIES ITU-Telecom Information Exchange Services
    ITU-TSS ITU-Telecommunication Standards Section
    ITV Interactive Television
    ITX Intermediate Text Block
    IU Integer Unit
    IUAP Internet User Account Provider
    IUS/ITB Interchange Unit Separator/Intermediate Transmission
    Block
    IVDS Integrated Voice and Data Systems
    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 Interexchange Carrier
     
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    JA Jump Address + Jump if Above
    JAD Joint Application Design/Development
    JADE Java Addition to the Default System
    JAE Jump if Above or Equal
    JANET Joint Academic Network
    JAR Java Archive (file format)
    JBE Jump if Below or Equal
    JC Jump if Carry set
    JCA Java Cryptography Architecture
    JCL Job Control Language
    JDBC Java Database Connectivity
    JDF Job Description format
    JDK Java Development Kit
    JDSL Java Data Structures Library
    JE Jump if Equal
    JEDEC Joint Electronic Devices Engineering Council
    JEIDA Japanese Electronics Industry Development Association
    JEPI Joint Electronic Payment Initiative
    JES Job Entry System
    JFC Java Foundation Classes
    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
    JIT Just-In-Time (compiler)
    JL Jump if Less
    JLE Jump if Less than or Equal to
    JLIP Joint Level Interface Protocol
    JMAPI Java Management Application Program Interface
    JMF Java Media Framework [Sun]
    JMI Java Metadata Interface
    JMP Jump
    JMS Java Message Service
    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
    JNI Java Native Interface
    .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
    JOE Java Objects Everywhere
    JOHNNIAC* John Neumann Integrator and
    Automatic Computer [Rand Corp.]
    JOSS * Johnniac Open Shop System [Rand Corp.]
    JPE Jump if Parity Even
    JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
    JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    JPNF Join-Projection Normal Form
    JPO Jump if Parity Odd
    JRE Java Runtime Environment
    JS Jump if Sign
    JSP Java Server Page
    JSSE Java Secure Socket Extension
    JTAG Joint Test Action Group [IEEE]
    JTAPI Java Telephony Application Programming Interface
    JZ Jump if Zero
    JNZ Jump if Not Zero
    JSS Java-Script Style Sheet
    JUGHEAD Jonzy's Universal Gopher Hierarchy
    Excavation and Display [Internet]
    JVM Java Virtual Machine
     
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    KAM Keep Alive Memory
    Kb Kilobit
    KB Keyboard + Kilobyte (1,024 bytes)
    KBD Keyboard (also KEYB)
    KBD$ Keyboard [OS/2]
    KBE Knowledge Based Engineering
    Kbps Kilobits Per Second
    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
    KIF Knowledge Interchange Format
    KIS Knowbot Information Service [Internet]
    KPI Kernel Programming Interface
    KQML Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language
    KRS Knowledge Retrieval System
    KSDS Keyed Sequential Data Set
    KSH Korn Shell (program) [Unix]
    KSPH Keystrokes Per Hour
    KSR Keyboard Send Receive
    KVM Keyboard, Video, Mouse (switch) +
    Kilobyte Virtual Machine
     
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    L2F Layer Two Forwarding [Cisco]
    L2TP Layer Two Tunneling Protocol
    LADDR Layered Device Driver Architecture [Microsoft]
    LALL Longest Allowed Lobe Length
    LAN Local Area Network
    LANACS Local Area Network Asynchronous Connection Server
    LANDP LAN Distributed Platform
    LANE Local Area Network Emulation
    LANG Language
    LAP Linux Application Platform
    LAPB Link Access Procedure Balanced (protocol)
    LAPD Link Access Procedure on the D-Channel (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]
    LATA Local Access and Transport Area
    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
    LCCM LAN Client Control Manager [IBM]
    LCD Liquid Crystal Display + Lowest Common Denominator
    LCF Low Cost Fiber
    LCK Library Construction Kit [Microsoft FoxPro]
    LCP Link Control Protocol
    LCR Least Cost Routing + Line Control Register
    LCSD Laminate Chip Signal Diode
    LCU Last Cluster Used
    LDA Logical Device Address
    LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol [IBM]
    LDC Lotus Development Corporation
    LDDS Long Distance Discount Services (company)
    LDM Logical Disk Manager + Long Distance Modem
    LDP Label Distribution Protocol
    LDT Local Descriptor Table
    LE Less or Equal
    LEA Load Effective Address
    LEAD Live Early Adoption and Demonstration [W3C]
    LEAF Law Enforcement Access Field
    LEC Local Area Network Emulation Client +
    Local Exchange Carrier
    LED Light Emitting Diode
    LEL Link, Embed and Launch-to-edit [Lotus]
    LEM Language Extension Module
    LEN Low Entry Networking
    LEO Low Earth Orbit
    LEP Light-Emitting Polymers
    LES Local Area Network Emulation Server
    .LET Letter (file name extension)
    LEX Lexicon
    LF Line Feed
    L2F Layer 2 Forwarding (protocol) [Cisco]
    LFAP Lightweight Flow Admission Protocol
    LFI Last File Indicator
    LFM Log File Monitor
    LFN Long File Name
    LFT Low Function Terminal [IBM]
    LFU Least Frequently Used
    LGA Leadless Grid Array
    LGDT Load Global Descriptor Table
    LGPL Lesser General Public License
    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
    LIMDO Light Intensity Modulation Direct Overwrite
    LIMM Light Intensity Modulation Method
    LIMS Library Information Management System
    LINUX (Operating system named after Linus Torvalds)
    LIP Large Internet Packet
    LIPS Lightweight Internet Person Schema +
    Logical Inferences Per Second
    LISP List Processing (Language)(See HLL)
    LISTSERV List Server [Internet]
    LIU LAN Interface Unit
    LIW Long Instruction Word
    LLC Logical Link Control
    LLDT Load Local Descriptor Table
    LLF Low Level Format
    LMB Left Mouse Button
    LMBCS Lotus Multi-Byte Character Set [Lotus]
    LMD Last Modification Date
    LMDS Local Multipoint Distribution Service
    LMI Link/Local Management Interface
    LMOS Leave Mail On Server
    LMS Lotus Messaging Switch [Lotus]
    LMSW Load Machine Status Word
    LMU LAN Management Utilities [IBM] +
    LAN Manager for Unix
    LN Load Number + Logarithm (Natural)
    LN:DI Lotus Notes:Document Imaging
    LNK Link
    LOB Line of Business
    LOC Lines Of Code + Loop On-Line Control
    LOCIS Library of Congress Information System
    LOD Letter Of Destruction + Level Of Detail
    LODSB Load String Byte
    LOG Logarithm (Base 10)
    LOGO (Programming Language)(See HLL)
    LON Local Operating Network
    LOOPE Loop while Equal
    LOOPNE Loop while Not Equal
    LOOPNZ Loop while Not Zero
    LOOPZ Loop while Zero
    LORE Line Oriented Editor
    LPAR Logic Programming and Automated Reasoning
    LPC Local Procedure Call
    LPD Line Printer Daemon (protocol) [Berkley]
    LPDU Logical Protocol Data Unit
    LPI Lines Per Inch
    LPL Lotus Programming Language [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC]
    LPM Lines Per Minute
    LPN Logical Page Number
    LPR Line Printer + Line Printer Remote
    LPS Low-Power Schottky
    LPT Line Printer Terminal
    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 +
    Local Security Authority [Microsoft]
    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)
    LTO Linear Tape Open
    L2TP Layer 2 Transport/Tunneling Protocol
    LTPS Low-Temperature Polysilicon
    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]
    LVDS Low-Voltage Differential Signaling
    LVM Logical Volume Management [IBM]
    LW Lazy Write
    .LYR Lyrics (music file name extension)
    LZW Lempel-Ziv-Welch (algorithm)
     
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    mA Milliampere
    MAC Macintosh (Apple Macintosh Computer) +
    Mandatory/Media/Medium Access Control +
    Message Authentication Code
    MAC * Multiple Access Computers
    .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]
    MAE Merit Access Exchange + Metropolitan Area Ethernet
    MAGMA Minimal Architecture for Generalized Markup Applications
    mAh Milliampere-Hour
    MAI Multiple Applications Interface
    .MAI Mail (file name extension)
    MAJC Microprocessor Architecture for Java Computing [Sun]
    MAN Manual [Unix] + Metropolitan Area Network
    MANIAC * Mathematical Analyzer Numerical
    Integrator and Computer
    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]
    MARC Machine Readable Cataloging +
    Multi-Technology Automated Reader Card
    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/Adapter 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
    Mbps Megabits Per Second
    MBR Master Boot Record
    MBX Mailbox
    MCA Micro Channel Adapter/Architecture [IBM]
    MCAD Mechanical Computer Aided Design
    MCB Memory Control Block
    MCF Meta Content Framework
    MCGA Multicolor Graphics Array
    MCH Memory Controller Hub [Intel]
    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
    MCPS Microsoft Certified Product Specialist [Microsoft]
    MC-QFP Metallized Ceramic - Quad Flat Pack
    MCR Modem Control Register
    MCSD Microsoft Certified Systems Developer [Microsoft]
    MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer [Microsoft]
    MCU Microcontroller Unit + Multi-Chip Unit [DEC] +
    Multipoint Control Unit
    MD Make Directory + Mini Disk [Sony] + Monochrome Display
    MDA Model Drive Architecture + Monochrome Display Adapter +
    Multidimensional Analysis
    MDDBMS Multidimensional Data Base Management System
    .MDF Menu Definition File (file name extension)
    MDI Memory Display Interface +
    Multiple Document Interface
    MDIC Manchester Decoder and Interface Chip [AT&T]
    MDK Multimedia Developers Kit [Microsoft]
    MDLP Mobile Data Link Protocol
    MDR Metadata Repository + Minimum Design Requirement
    MDX Multi-Dimensional Expressions
    MDY Month Day Year
    .ME Opening Information (file name extension) (As in READ.ME)
    MEB Memory Expansion Board
    MED Minimum Expected Delay
    MEG Megabyte
    MEM Memory
    MEMS Micro-Electro-Mechanical System
    .MEN Menu (file name extension)
    MERCI Multimedia European Research Conferencing Integration
    MES Manufacturing Execution System
    MESI Modified, Exclusive, Shared and Invalid (protocol)
    MET Memory Enhancement Technology [Hewlett-Packard]
    .MET Metafile (file name extension)
    MFC Microsoft Foundation Class [Microsoft]
    MFFS Microsoft Flash File System [Microsoft]
    MFI Multifunction Interpreter
    MFIOP Multifunction I/O Processor
    MFLOPS Million Floating Point Operations Per Second
    MFM Modified Frequency Modulation
    MFP Multi-Function Peripheral/Printer/Product
    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
    MGCP Media Gateway Control Protocol
    MGE Modular GIS Environment
    MGET Multiple Get [Unix]
    MGML Minimal Generalized Markup Language
    MGR Manager
    MHS Message Handling Service + Message Handling System
    MHz Megahertz
    MI Management Interface
    MIB Management Information Base
    MIC Message Integrity Check
    MICR Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
    MICRO One-millionth
    MICS Macro Interpretive Commands
    MID Mobile Information Device
    MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface
    MIDP Mobile Information Device Profile
    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] +
    .MIL Military (Domain name) [Internet]
    MIM Map Image Metafile + Metal-Insulator-Metal (screen)
    MIMD Multiple Instruction Multiple Data Stream (processor)
    MIME Multimedia Internet Message Extensions +
    Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
    MI/MIC Mode Indicate/Mode Indicate Common
    MIN Minimum + Mobile Identification Number
    MIND Microsoft Internet Developer [Microsoft]
    MINUET Minnesota Internet Users Essential Tools [Internet]
    MIPS Million Instructions Per Second
    MIS Management Information System +
    Multimedia Information Sources [Internet]
    MISC Miscellaneous
    MIX Member Information Exchange
    .MIX Microsoft Picture It! (format)
    MKDIR Make Directory
    ML Machine Language + Meta Language
    MLAPI Multilingual Application Programming Interface
    MLC Multilayer Ceramic +
    Multilevel Cell (program) [Internet]
    MLE Multi-Line Editor
    MLID Multi-Link Interface Driver
    MLM Mailing List Manager [Internet]
    MLP Meridian Lossless Packing
    MLPPP Multilink PPP
    MM Minutes + Month
    MMA Microcomputer Managers Association
    MMC Matched Memory Cycle + Microcomputer Marketing Council +
    Microsoft Management Console [Microsoft]
    MMCD MultiMedia Compact Disk
    MMCX Multimedia Communication Exchange [Lucent Technologies]
    MMDS Multi-channel Multipoint Distribution Service
    MMF Multi Mode Fiber (cable)
    MMI Man-Machine Interface
    MMIS Materials Manager Information System
    MMPM Multi Media Presentation Manager
    MMS Multimedia Messaging Service
    MMU Memory Management Unit
    MMVF Multimedia Video File [NEC]
    MMX Matrix Manipulation Extensions [Intel] +
    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
    MOLAP Multidimensional On-Line Analytical Processing
    MOM Manufacturing Operations Management +
    Message-Oriented Middleware +
    Microsoft Office Manager [Microsoft]
    MONET Multiwavelength Optical Networking
    MONO Monaural
    MOO MUD, Object Oriented [Internet]
    MOP Maintenance Operations Protocol
    MOPS Million Operations Per Second
    MOS Magneto-Optic Storage + Mean Opinion Score +
    Metal Oxide Semiconductor
    MOSFET Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor
    MOTD Message Of The Day
    MOV Metal Oxide Varistor + Move
    MOVS Move String
    MP Massively Parallel (processing) + Multiple Processors
    MP3 MPEG Audio Layer 3
    .MPA Memo Pad Archive (file name extension) [Palm]
    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
    MPLS Multi Protocol Label Switching [Cisco]
    MPM Message Passing Library [IBM]
    MPMD Multiple Processor/Multiple Data
    MPOA Multi-Protocol over Asynchronous-Transfer-Mode
    MPP Massively Parallel Processing/Processors +
    Message Posting Protocol + 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 Messaging and Queuing Interface [IBM]
    MR Magneto Resistive + Modem Ready
    MRAM Magnetic Random Access Memory
    MRCF Microsoft Realtime Compression Format
    MRCI Microsoft Realtime Compression Interface
    MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MRM Most Recently-Used Master
    MRO Multi-Region Operation
    MRP Manufacturing Resources Planning +
    Materials Requirement Planning
    MRPL Main Ring Path Length
    MRS Media Recognition System
    MRT Mean Repair Time
    MRU Maximum Receive Unit + Most Recently Used
    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]
    MSCE Microsoft Certified Software Engineer [Microsoft]
    MSCHAP Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication
    Protocol [Microsoft]
    MSCS Microsoft Cluster Server [Microsoft]
    MSD Mass Storage Device + Most Significant Digit +
    Microsoft System Diagnostics [Microsoft]
    MSDE Microsoft Data Engine [Microsoft1)
    MSDN Microsoft Developer Network [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
    MSIE Microsoft Internet Explorer [Microsoft]
    MSIMN Microsoft Internet Mail and News [Microsoft]
    MSL Map Specification Library + Mirrored Server Link
    MSMQ Microsoft Message Queue-Server [Microsoft]
    MSN Microsoft Network [Microsoft]
    MSO Multiple Service/Systems Operator
    .MSP Microsoft Paint (file name extension) [Microsoft]
    MSQL Mini SQL
    MSR Microsoft Reserved Partition [Microsoft]
    MSRP Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
    MSS Mass Storage System +
    Multiprotocol Switched Services [IBM]
    MSTS Microsoft Terminal Server [Microsoft]
    MSW Machine Status Word
    MSXML Microsoft XML [Microsoft]
    MTA Message Transfer Agent + Multimedia Terminal Adapter +
    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
    MTH Memory Translator Hub
    MTRP Maximum Transfer Rate Performance
    MTS Message Transfer Service/System +
    Microsoft Transaction Server [Microsoft] +
    Multichannel Television Sound
    MTSO Mobile Telephone Switching Office
    MTST Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter [IBM]
    MTT Multi-Transaction Timer
    MTTD Mean Time To Diagnose
    MTTF Mean Time To Failure
    MTTR Mean Time To Repair
    MTU Maximum Transmission Unit
    MUA Mail User Agent
    MUD Multi-User Dialogue/Dimension/Domain/Dungeon [Internet]
    MUG Multiuser Game
    MUL Multiply
    MULTICS Multiplexed Information and Computing Service
    MUMPS Massachusetts General Hospital Utility
    Multi-Programming System (Programming Language)
    MUSE Multi-User Shared Environment
    .MUSEUM Museums (Domain Name) [Internet]
    MUSIC Multiparty Multimedia Session Control
    MUT Monitor Under Test
    MUX Multiplexer
    mV Millivolt
    MVB Multimedia Viewer Book
    MVC Multimedia Viewer Compiler
    MVD Multivalued Dependencies
    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
    NAL Novell Application Launcher [Novell]
    NAM Number Assignment Module
    .NAME Names-Individuals (Domain Name) [Internet]
    NAMPS Narrow-Band Analog Mobile Phone Service [Motorola]
    NAND Not And
    NANO One thousand-millionth
    NAP Network Access Point
    NAPLPS North American Presentation Level Protocol
    Syntax (graphics)
    NAS Network Access Server + Network Application Support [DEC] +
    Network Attached Storage
    NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    NASDAQ National Association of Securities Dealers
    Automatic Quotation
    NASI NetWare Asynchronous Services Interface [Novell]
    NASIRC NASA Automated Systems Internet Response Capability
    NASKER NASA Ames Kernel (benchmark)
    NAT Network Address Transformation/Translators
    NAU Network Addressable Unit
    NAV Navigator
    NAVSTAR Navigation Satellite Timing and Ranging
    NAWS Negotiate About Window Size
    NBE Not Below or Equal
    NBI Nothing But Initials
    NBMA Non-Broadcast Multi Access
    NBS Narrowband Socket + National Bureau of Standards +
    Numeric Backspace
    NC Network Computer + No Carry + Numerical Control
    NCA Network Communications Adapter +
    Network Computing Architecture [Oracle]
    NCC Network Control Center
    NCD Network Computing Device
    .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
    NDL Network Data Language
    NDMP Network Data Management Protocol
    NDN Non-Delivery Notice
    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
    NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
    NEP Network Entry Point
    NES National Education Supercomputer
    NEST Novell Embedded Systems Technology [Novell]
    .NET Networks (Domain Name) [Internet]
    NetBIOS Network Basic Input/Output System [IBM]
    NetBEUI NetBIOS Extended User Interface [IBM]
    NETMON Network Monitor
    .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 [Sun]
    NG No Good
    NGE Not Greater or Equal
    NGI Next-Generation Internet
    NHC National Hurricane Center
    NHR National Handwriting Recognition
    NHRP Next Hop Resolution Protocol
    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
    NIDS Network Intrusion Detection System [Unisys]
    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 Narrowband 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
    NLB Network Load Balancing [Microsoft]
    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 to Network Interface
    NNM Network Node Manager
    NNTP Network News Transfer Protocol [Internet]
    NOC Network Operations Center
    .NOM Individual with Personal Site (Domain Name) [Internet]
    NOP No Operation
    NOPAC Network OPAC
    NOR Not Or
    NOS Network Operating System
    NPA Network Printer Alliance + Numbering Plan Area
    NPI Network Printer Interface
    NPL Nonprocedural Language
    NPS Novell Productivity Specialist [Novell]
    NPT Non-Programmable Terminal
    NPTN National Public Telecomputing Network
    NPU Natural Processing Unit
    NPX Numeric Processor Extension
    NQS Network Queuing System [Cray]
    NRC National Research Council (Canada)
    NREN National Research and Education Network
    NRM Network Resource Manager
    NRZ Not Return to Zero
    NRZI Non Return to Zero Inverted
    NS Nanosecond (one-billionth of a second) +
    National Semiconductor (as in Ns16550 UART) +
    Network Supervisor + Non Stop
    NSAP Network Service Access Point
    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]
    NSM Netscape Server Manager [Netscape]
    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]
    NT-1 Network Terminator Type 1
    NTAS NT Advanced Server [Microsoft]
    NTF No Trouble Found
    NTFS New Technology File System [Microsoft]
    NTIA National Telecommunications and
    Information Administration
    NTIS National Technical Information Service
    NTP Network Time Protocol
    NTRAS NT Remote Access Services [Microsoft]
    NTSA NetWare Telephony Services Architecture [Novell]
    NTSC National Television Standards Committee
    NTU Network Termination Unit
    NUI Network User Identification +
    Network User Interface +
    Notebook User Interface [Go Corporation]
    NUL Null + (dummy device) + (no device)
    NUMA Non-Uniform Memory Access
    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]
    NWS NetWare Web Server [Netware]
    NYM Anonymous
     
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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 Object Constaint Language + Operation Control Language +
    Operator Control Language
    OCR Optical Character Recognition
    OCS On-Card Sequencer
    OCX OLE Custom Control
    ODA Open Document Architecture
    ODAPI Open Database Application Programming
    Interface [Borland]
    ODBC Object-Oriented Database Connectivity +
    Open Data Base Connectivity [Microsoft]
    ODBMS Object-Oriented Database Management System (also
    see OODMS)
    ODI Open Datalink Interface [Novell] +
    Open Device Interconnect [NetWare]
    ODIF Open Document Interchange Format
    ODL Object Definition Language
    ODM Object Data Manager [IBM] +
    Optimized Distribution Model [Compaq]
    ODMA Open Document Management API
    ODP Open Distributed Processing
    ODS Open Data Services [Microsoft] +
    Operational Data Store
    ODSI Open Directory Service Interface [Microsoft]
    ODT Open Desktop
    OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
    OEP Operand Execution Pipeline
    OF Overflow Flag
    OFB Output Feedback (mode)
    OFDM Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
    OFMT Output Format for Numbers
    OFS Object File System [Microsoft] + Output Field Separator
    OFX Open Financial Exchange
    OH Off Hook
    OHCI Open Host Controller Interface
    OID Object Identifier
    OIDL Object Interface Definition Language
    OIS Office Information System
    OLAP Online Analytical Processing
    OLCP Online Complex Processing
    .OLD Old version (file name extension)
    OLE Object Linking and Embedding [Microsoft]
    OLED Organic Light Emitting Diode
    OLGA Online Guitar Archive
    OLI Optical Line Interface [AT&T]
    OLMC Output Logic Macrocell
    OLSP Online Service Provider
    OLTP Online 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]
    OML Object Manipulation Language
    OMR Optical Mark Recognition
    ONC Open Network Computing [Sun]
    ONDS Open Network Distribution Services [IBM]
    ONE Open Network Environment [Netscape]
    ONMS Open Network Management System
    ONU Optical Network Unit
    OOAD Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
    OOB Out Of Band
    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 Open Process Control + Organic/Optical Photoconductor
    OPCODE Operational Code
    OPD Operand
    OPI Open Prepress Interface
    OPM Operations Per Minute
    OPS Open Profiling Standard + Oracle Parallel Server [Oracle]
    OPT Open Protocol Technology
    .OPT Options (file name extension)
    OPUS Octal Program Updating System
    OQL Object Query Language
    ORACLE On-Line Inquiry and Report Generator (UNIX DB program)
    ORB Object Request Broker [Microsoft]
    ORDVAC * Ordnance Variable Automatic Computer
    .ORG Non-Profit Organizations (Domain name) [Internet]
    ORI Online Retrieval Interface
    .ORI Original (file name extension)
    ORL Optical Return Loss
    OROM Optical Read-Only Memory
    ORS Output Record Separator
    OS Operating System
    OS/2 Operating System/2 [IBM]
    OSA Open Scripting/System Architecture
    OSD On Screen Display +
    Open Software Description/Distribution
    OSE Office Server Extensions [Microsoft]
    OS/E Operating System/Environment
    OSF Open Software Foundation
    OSI Open Systems Interconnection
    OSM Off-Screen Model
    OSP On-Screen Programming + Optical Storage Processor
    OSPF Open Shortest Path First
    OSQL Object Structured Query Language
    OSR2 OEM Service Release 2 [Microsoft]
    OSS Open Source Software
    OT Object Technology
    OTA Operation-Triggered Architecture
    OTDR Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
    OTF Open Token Foundation
    OTI Object Technology International [IBM]
    OTP One-Time Programmable
    OUI Organizational Unique Identifier
    OURS Open Users Recommended Solutions
    .OUT Outlines (file name extension)
    OUTS Output String
    OV Overflow
    OVAL Object-Based Virtual Application Language [Psion]
    .OVL Program Overlay (file name extension)
    .OVR Program Overlay (file name extension)
    OWL Object/Open Windows Library [Borland]
     
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    P3P Platform for Privacy Preferences Project
    PAB Personal Address Book
    PABX Private Automatic Branch Exchange
    PACE Priority Access Control Enabled [3Com]
    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 Pluggable Authentication Module (library) +
    Pulse Amplitude Modulation
    PAN Personal Area Network [GTE]
    PAP Packet-level Procedure +
    Password Authentication Protocol +
    Printer Access Protocol
    PAR Personal Animation Recorder + Parallel
    PARA Paragraph
    PARC Palo Alto Research Center [XEROX]
    PA-RISC Precision Architecture-RISC [HP]
    .PAS PASCAL source code (file name extension)
    PASCAL (Programming Language named for Blaise Pascal)
    PAT Port Address Translation
    .PAT Patch + Pattern (file name extensions)
    PATN Promotional Port Access Telephone Number
    PAX Portable Archive Exchange [Unix]
    PB Petabyte (1,024 terabytes)
    (One Million Billion characters of information)
    PBA Printed Board Assembly
    PBC Plain-Text Block Chaining
    PBE Prompt By Example
    PBGA Plastic Ball Grid Array
    PBR Policy-Based Routing [Cisco]
    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/Propagating Cipher Block Chaining
    PCC Proof Carrying Code
    PCD Photo Compact Disk
    PC-DOS Personal Computer - Disk Operating System [IBM]
    PCEB PCI to EISA Bridge [Intel]
    PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect/Interface
    PCIC PC-Card Interrupt Controller
    PC-I/O Program Controlled I/O
    PCL Printer Command Language [HP] + Process Control Language
    PCM Personal Computer Manufacturer +
    Printer Cartridge Metric [HP] +
    Pulse Code Modulation
    PCMA Paired Carrier Multiple Access
    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 +
    Project Control System
    PCT Private Communications Technology
    .PCT Picture (file name extension)
    .PCX Picture Image (file name extension)
    PD Phase-Change Dual + Public Domain
    PDA Personal Digital Assistant
    .PDB Palm Database (file name extension) +
    Program Database (file name extension)
    PDC Primary Domain Controller
    PDD Physical Device Driver + Portable Digital Document
    PDF Package Definition File + Portable Document Format +
    Portable Document File + Processor Defined Function +
    Program Development Facility
    .PDF Printer Description (file name extension)[Borland,Lotus]
    PDH Plesiosynchronous Digital Hierarchy
    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 Parallel Data Processing + 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 + Protocol Data 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 Packet Exchange Protocol +
    Packetized Ensemble Protocol [Telebit]
    PERC Power Edge RAID Controller
    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)
    PFE Programmer's File Editor
    .PFM Printer Font Metrics (file name extension) [Windows]
    PFN Page Frame Number
    PFR Portable Font Resource + 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
    PGML Precision Graphics Markup Language
    PGP Pretty Good Privacy (name of encryption program)
    .PGP ProGram Parameter (file name extension) [AutoCAD]
    PGUP Page Up
    PHF Perfect Hash Function
    PHIGS Programmers' Hierarchical Interactive Graphics
    Standards
    .PHO Phone List (file name extension)
    PHP Personal Home Pages (original name of this programming
    language, now known as PHP Hypertext Preprocessor)
    PHS Personal Handyphone System
    PI Program Interruption
    PIA Peripheral Interface Adapter
    PIC Personal Information Carrier +
    Personal Intelligent Communicator +
    Platform for Internet Content +
    Priority Interrupt Controller +
    Program Interrupt Controller
    PICS Platform for Internet Content Selection [W3C]
    PICT Picture
    PID Process Identification Number + Product ID +
    Proportional, Integral, Derivative
    PIER Procedures for Internet/Enterprise Renumbering
    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 +
    Primary Interface Module +
    Protocol-Independent Multicast
    PIN Personal Identification Number +
    Process Identification Number [Unix]
    PINE Pine Is Not Elm (original usage) +
    Program for Internet News & Email (present usage)
    PING Packet Internet Groper
    PIO Parallel Input/Output + Processor Input/Output +
    Programmed Input/Output
    PIP Pattern and Information Processing +
    Picture In Picture + Problem Isolation Procedure +
    Programmable Interconnect Point
    PIPO Parallel In, Parallel Out
    PIR Protocol Independent Routing
    PIT Programmable Interval Timer
    PIXEL Picture Element
    PJPEG Progressive JPEG
    PK Primary Key
    PKC Public Key Cryptography
    PKI Public Key Infrastructure
    PL Plus
    .PL Perl Language (file name extension)
    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
    .PM6 PagerMaker6 (file name extension) [Corel]
    P-MAIL Paper Mail
    PMD Packet Mode Data
    PMMU Paged Memory Management Unit
    PMOS Positive Channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor
    PMR Problem Management Report [IBM]
    PMS Policy Management System
    PN Processing Node
    P/N: Part Number
    PNA Programmable Network Access
    PNG Portable Network Graphics
    PNNI Private Network-to-Network Interface
    PNP Plug And Play
    PO Parity Odd
    POA Portable Object Adapter
    POC Point Of Contact
    POC-IT Point Of Care-Information Technology [Johns Hopkins]
    POD Piece Of Data + Plain Old Documentation [Perl] +
    Plain Old Dos + Publishing On Demand
    POE Power Open Environment
    POH Power-On Hours
    POL Problem Oriented Language
    POP Point Of Presence + Pop from Stack + Post Office Protocol
    POP3 Post Office Protocol, Version 3
    POPA Pop All Registers
    POPF Pop Flags
    POR Power-On-Reset
    POS Packet Over Sonet + Point of Sale + Positive +
    Programmable Object Select
    POSE Palm Operating System Emulator
    POSIX Portable Operating System Interface for Unix
    POST Power-On Self Test
    POSTNET Postal Numeric Encoding Technique (bar code)
    POTS Plain Old Telephone Service + Plain Old Time-Sharing
    POWER Performance Optimization with Enhanced RISC [IBM]
    PowerPC Performance Optimization with Enhanced RISC-Performance
    Computing
    PP Parallel Port
    P2P Peer To Peer + People To People
    P3P Platform for Privacy Preferences
    PPA Pixel Processing Accelerator
    .PPD PostScript Printer Description (file name extension)
    PPDS Personal Printer Data Stream [IBM]
    PPGA Plastic Pin Grid Array
    PPI Precise Pixel Interpolation
    PPM Pages Per Minute
    PPP Point-to-Point Protocol [Internet]
    PPPOE Point-to-Point Protocol Over Ethernet
    PPS Packets Per Second + Power Personal Systems [IBM]
    PPTP Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol [Microsoft]
    PQA Palm Query Application
    PQFP Plastic Quad Flat Pack
    PQO Parallel Query Option
    PRACSA Public Remote Access Computer Standards Association
    PRAM Parallel Random-Access Machine +
    Parameter Random Access Memory
    .PRC Pilot Resource (file name extension) [Palm Pilot]
    .PRD Printer Driver (file name extension) [Microsoft]
    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)
    PRI       Primary-Rate Interface
    PRINTF    Print with Formatting [C Programming Language]
    PRISM     Photo-Refractive Information Storage Material
    .PRJ      Project (file name extension) [Borland]
    PRMD      Private Management Domain [X.400]
    PRML      Partial-Response Maximum-Likelihood
    .PRO      Professionals (Domain Name) [Internet] +
              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
    PRNG	  Pseudo-Random Number Generation (algorithm)
    .PRS      Printer (file name extension) [WordPerfect]
    PRTSC     Print Screen
    PS        Proportional Spacing
    .PS       PostScript (file name extension)
    PS/2      Programming System 2 [IBM]
    PSAPI     Presentation Space Application Programming Interface
    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
    PSINET    (formerly Performance Systems International)
    PSM       Printing Systems Manager
    PSN       Packet Switching Network +
              Processor Serial Number
    PSP       Personal Software Products (group) [IBM] +
              Program Segment Prefix
    PSPDN     Packet-Switched Public Data Network
    PSRAM     Pseudo-Static Random Access Memory
    PSRT      PostScript Round Table [GEnie]
    PSS 	  Process Status Structure
    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
    PTE       Page Table Entry
    PTF       Problem Temporary/Trouble Fix [IBM]
    PTH	  Plated Through Hole
    PTI       Packet Type Identifier
    PTT       Postal Telephone & Telegraph
    PUB       Public (directory) [Internet] + Publish
    .PUB      Publication (file name extension) [Ventura]
    PUN       Physical Unit Number
    PUP       PARC Universal Packet (protocol)
    PURL	  Persistent URL
    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
    PVR	  Personal Video Recorder
    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
    QD Querty/Dvorak
    QDA Qualitative Data Analysis
    QDOS Quick and Dirty Operating System
    .QDI Quicken Dictionary (file name extension) [Intuit]
    .QDT Quicken Data (file name extension) [Intuit]
    QEMM Quarterdeck Expanded Memory Manager [Quarterdeck Corp.]
    QFA Quick File Access
    QFE Quick-Fix Engineering [Microsoft]
    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 Quicken Memorized List (file name extension) [Intuit]
    .QNX Quicken Indexes to Data (file name extension) [Intuit]
    QOS Quality Of Service
    QPG Quantum Phase Gate
    QPSK Quadrature Phase Shift Keying
    QSAM Queued Sequential Access Method
    QTC Quicktime Conferencing [Macintosh]
     
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    RA Remote Assistance + Return Authorization
    .RA Real Audio (file name extension)
    RACF Resource Access Control Facility
    RAD Rapid Application Development
    RADAR Radio Detection And Ranging +
    Rights, Availabilities, Distribution Analysis
    and Reporting [Disney]
    RADB Routing Arbiter Data Base
    RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service
    RADSL Rate Adaptive Digital Subscriber Line
    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
    .RAM Real Audio Metafile (file name extension)
    RAMDAC Random Access Memory Digital-to-Analog
    Converter [Sierra]
    RAMP Remote Access Maintenance Protocol [Internet]
    RAN Radio Access Network
    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]
    .RAT Rating (file name extension)
    RAVE Rendering Acceleration Virtual Engine [Apple Computer]
    .RAW Raw Data (file name extension)
    RB Right Button (of 2 or 3 button Mouse)
    RBBS Remote Bulletin Board System
    RBCS Remote Bar Code System
    RBOC Regional Bell Operating Company
    .RC Resource (file name extension)
    RCL Rotate Carry Left
    RCP Remote Control Panel + Remote Copy [Internet] +
    Restore Cursor Position
    RCPT Recipient
    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 Management System
    RDCLK Received Timing Clock
    RDF Resource Description Framework [W3C]
    RDN Relative Distinguished Name
    RDO Remote Data Object
    RDP Reliable Datagram Protocol + Remote Desktop Protocol
    RDR Remote Data Recovery
    RDRAM Rambus DRAM
    RDSL (See DSL)
    RDSR Receiver Data Service Request
    RDTO Receive Data Transfer Offset [IBM]
    RDX Realistic Display Mixer
    .REC Recorder (file name extension) +
    Recreational or Entertainment Activities (Domain
    Name) [Internet]
    REC. Recreation [USENET Newsgroup Category]
    .REF Reference (file name extension)
    REG Register
    REGAL Rigid Epoxy Glass Acrylic Laminate
    REGEDIT Registry Editor [Microsoft]
    RELSECT Relative Sector
    REM Remark + Remote + Ring Error Monitor
    REN Rename + Ringer Equivalence Number
    REP Repeat
    REPE Repeat while Equal
    REPNE Repeat while Not Equal
    REPNZ Repeat while Not Zero
    REPZ Repeat while Zero
    REQ Request
    REREG Re-Register
    RES Remote Execution Service + Reset + Resolution
    .RES Resource (file name extension)
    RET Resolution Enhancement Technology [HP] + Return
    RETR Retrieve
    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 + Request for Information
    RFID Radio Frequency Identification
    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
    RID Relative Identifier
    RIFF Resource Interchange 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
    RIPS Raster Image Processing System
    RISC Reduced Instruction Set Computing
    RIT Raw Input Thread [Microsoft]
    RJE Remote Job Entry
    RLD Received Line Detect
    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
    RMC Raptor Management Console [Symantec]
    RMDIR Remove Directory
    RMI Remote Messaging Interface +
    Remote Method Invocation [Sun]
    RMON Remote Monitor/Monitoring
    RMP Remote Maintenance Processor [IBM]
    RMS Record Management Services + Root Mean Square
    RMW Read-Modify-Write
    RN Read News [Internet]
    RNA Remote Network Access [Microsoft]
    RNC Radio Network Controller
    RND Random
    RNG Random Number Generator
    RNP Regional Network Provider
    R-O Read Only
    ROB Reorder Buffer [Intel]
    ROI Return On Investment
    ROL Rotate Left
    ROLAP Relational On-Line Analytical Processing
    ROM Read Only Memory
    ROOM Real-Time Object-Oriented Modeling
    ROP Raster Operation + RISC Operation
    ROPES Rapid Object-Oriented Process for
    Embedded Systems
    ROR Rotate Right
    ROS Read-Only Storage [IBM]
    ROSCOE Remote Operating System Conversational Online
    Environment
    ROT Running Object Table
    RPC Remote Procedure Call
    RPG Report Program Generator (Programming Language)
    RPL Resident Programming Language +
    Requested Privilege Level
    RPN Real Page Number + Reverse Polish Notation
    RPRINTER Remote Printer [NetWare]
    RPPROM Reprogrammable PROM
    RPR Relative Performance Rating
    RPT Repeat
    RPQ Request for Price Quotation
    RQBE Relational Query By Example [Fox Pro]
    RR Real Reality
    RRP Recommended Retail Price
    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. Adleman)
    RSAC Recreational Software Advisory Council
    RSCS Remote Spooling Communications System
    RSD Route Server Daemon
    RSH Remote Shell
    RSI Repetitive Strain Injury (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
    RSL Request-and-Status Link
    RSP Required Space Character
    RSPX Remote Sequenced Packet Exchange
    RSS Rich Site Summary
    RST Reset + Restart
    RSTS Resource Sharing Time Sharing [Digital]
    RSVP Resource Reservation Protocol
    RSX Realistic Sound Experience +
    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
    RTCP Real-Time Control Protocol
    RTDM Real-Time Data Migration
    RTEL Reverse Telnet [Internet]
    RTF Rich Text Format
    RTL Raster Transfer Language +
    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
    RTN Reuters Transaction Network
    RTOS Real-Time Operating System
    RTP Rapid Transport Protocol + Real Time Protocol +
    Real-Time Transport Protocol
    RTS Remote Takeover System + Request To Send
    RTSP Real-Time Streaming Protocol
    RTTI Runtime Type Information
    RTTY Radio Teletypewriter (Communications)
    RTV Real Time Video
    RTX Run Time Extension
    RUN Rewind/Unload [IBM]
    RVA Relative Virtual Address
    RVI Reverse Interrupt
    R/W Read/Write
    RWIN Receive Window
    RWM Read-Write Memory
    RX Receiver
    RXD Receive Data
     
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    SA Selective Availability
    SAA Systems Application Architecture [IBM]
    SABRE Semi-Automatic Business Research Environment
    SAC Single Attachment Concentrator
    SACD Super Audio Compact Disk
    SACL System Access Control List
    SADL Synchronous Data Link Control [Racal-Vadic]
    SAINT * Symbolic Automatic Integrator
    SAL Shift Arithmetic Left + Spatial Aggregation Language
    SAM Serial Access Memory + Sequential Access Method +
    Security Accounts Manager [Microsoft] +
    Single Application Mode [Microsoft]
    SAML Security Assertion Markup Language
    SAN Storage/System Area Network
    SANE Standard Apple Numeric Environment
    SAP Second Audio Program + Service Access Point [DEC] +
    Session Announcement Protocol +
    Service Advertising Protocol +
    * Symbolic Assembly Program +
    Systems, Applications and Products (company)
    SAPI Speech Application Program Interface [Microsoft]
    SAR Segmentation and Reassembly +
    Shift Arithmetic Right + Specific Absorption Rate
    Successive Approximation Register +
    Synthetic Aperature Radar
    SARG Search Argument
    SAS Sales Accounting System + Single Attached Station +
    Single Audio System + Statistical Analysis System
    SASI Shugart Associates System Interface (SCSI originated
    from SASI)
    SATA Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
    SATAN Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks
    .SAV Saved (file name extension)
    SAVDM Single Application VDM
    SAX Simple API for XML
    SB Sound Blaster [Creative Labs] + Sound Board
    SBA Scene Balance Algorithms [Kodak] +
    Service Based Architecture
    SBAS Satellite Based Augmentation System
    SBB Subtract With Borrow
    SBC Single-Board Computer
    SBCS Single-Byte Character Set
    SBI Sound Blaster Instrument
    .SBR Source Browser (file name extension) [Borland]
    SBS Small Business Server +
    Smart Battery Specification [Duracell/Intel]
    .SC Script (file name extension)
    SCA Scalable Computing Architecture [HP]
    SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
    SCAM SCSI Configuration Automatically
    SCAS Scan String
    SCB Subsystem Control Block [IBM]
    SCC Serial Communications Controllers +
    Serial Controller Chip +
    Synchronous Channel Check [IBM]
    SCCP Simple Conference Control Protocol
    SCCS Source Code Control System
    SCD Standard Color Display
    S-CDMA Synchronous Code-Division Multiple Access
    SCF System Control Facility
    SCI Scalable Coherent Interface +
    Serial Communications Interface
    SCI. Science [USENET Newsgroup Category]
    SCIL Serial Control Interface Logic
    SCLM Software Configuration and Library Management [IBM]
    SCM Service Control Manager + ScreenCam Format [Lotus] +
    Software Configuration Management + Station Class Mark
    SCO Santa Cruz Operation (Software Company) +
    Synchronous Connection-Oriented (link)
    SCOPE Simple Communications Programming Environment
    [Hayes]
    SCP Save Cursor Position + Subsystem Control Port +
    System Control Program
    SCR Silicon Controlled Rectifier
    .SCR Script (file name extension)
    SCRAM Software Configuration, Release and Management
    SCRN Screen (video display)
    SCRS Scalable Cluster of RISC Systems
    SCSA Signal Computing System Architecture [Dialogic]
    SCSI Small Computer Systems Interface
    SCTP Stream Control Transmission Protocol
    SD Send Data + Super Density
    SDA Software Delivery Agent [IBM] + Software Disk Array +
    Source Data Automation + System Display Architecture [Digital]
    SDAM Single DOS Application Mode
    SDB Symbolic Debugger [Unix]
    SDD Software Description Database [Internet] +
    Subscriber Data Document +
    System Distribution Directory
    SDF Space Delimited File + Space Delimited Format
    .SDF Standard Data Format (file name extension)
    SDH Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
    SDI Selective Dissemination of Information +
    Single Document Interface
    Software Development Interface [Mosaic]
    SDK Software Development Kit [Microsoft]
    SDL Specification and Description Language
    SDLC Synchronous Data Link Control (protocol)
    SDM System Development Multitasking
    SDMI Secure Digital Music Initiative/Interface
    SDMMC Secure Digital Multi Media Card
    SDMS SCSI Device Management System [NCR]
    SDN Software Defined Network [AT&T]
    SDNS Secure Data Network Service
    SDR Streaming Data Request
    SDRAM Synchronous DRAM
    SD-ROM Super Density ROM
    SDS Sysops Distribution System
    SDSL (See DSL)
    SD_STB Streaming Data Strobe [IBM]
    SDTV Standard Definition Television
    SDV Switched Digital Video [AT&T]
    SDX Storage Data Acceleration
    SDXF Structured Data Exchange Format
    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)
    SECC Single Edge Contact Cartridge
    SED Stream Editor + Stream-Oriented Editor
    SEG Segment
    SEH Structured Exception Handling
    SEL Select
    SEM Scanning Electron Microscope +
    Standard Electronic Module +
    Strategic Enterprise Management [SAP]
    SEPP Secure Encryption Payment Protocol
    SER Serial
    SERCOS Serial Real-Time Communications System
    SET Secure Electronic Transaction +
    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 Single Event Upset + Smallest Executable Unit
    SF Sign Flag
    SFC System File Checker
    SFD Start Frame Delimiter
    SFDR Spurious-Free Dynamic Range
    SFI Software Fault Isolation
    SFN Short File Name
    SFQL Structured Full-text Query Language
    SFS System File Server
    SFT System Fault Tolerance
    SFX Self Extracting + Sound Effect(s)
    SGA Shared Global Area
    SGCP Simple Gateway Control Protocol
    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
    SGRAM Synchronous Graphics RAM
    S/H Sample and Hold
    SHA Secure Hash Algorithm [NSA]
    SHAR Shell Archive
    SHED Segmented Hypergraphic Editor
    SHG Segmented Hypergraphics
    SHL Shift Logical Left
    SHOE Simple HTML Ontology Extension
    SHR Shift Logical Right
    SHTML Server-Side Include HyperText Markup Language
    S-HTTP Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol
    SHV Standard High-Volume
    .SHW Show (file name extension)
    SI Shift-In + Source Index + System Information +
    System Integration
    SIC Standard Industrial Code
    SID Security Identifier + Serial Input Data +
    Station Identification [AT&T] +
    Symbolic Interactive Debugger + System ID
    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 + Subscriber Identity Module
    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 Session Initiation Protocol + Single In-line Package
    SIPC Simply Interactive Personal Computer [Microsoft]
    SIPO Serial In, Parallel Out
    SIPP Single In-line Pin Package
    SIR Serial Infrared [Hewlett-Packard]
    SIRDS Single-Image Random Dot Stereogram
    SISL System Interrupt Steering Logic
    SISNET Signal In Space Through The Internet
    SI/SO Serial In/Serial Out + Shift In/Shift Out
    SIT Special Information Tones
    .SIT Stuff-It (compressed file name extension) [Macintosh]
    SIU System Interface Unit
    SIV System Integrity Verifier
    SKIP Simple Key-Management for Internet Protocols [Sun]
    SKU# Stock Keeping Unit Number
    SLA Service Level Agreement
    SLB Static Load Balancing
    SLC Subscriber Line Concentrator
    SLD Second-Level Domain (name)
    SLDT Store Local Descriptor Table
    SLED Single Large Expensive Disk
    SLIC System Level Integration Circuit +
    System Licensed Internal Code [IBM]
    SLIM Structured Language for Internet Markup
    SLIP Serial Line Interface Protocol
    SLM Spatial Light Modulator
    SLMR Silly Little Mail Reader
    SLOSH Sea, Lake and Overland Surge from Hurricane (program)
    SLOT Scanned Laser Output Terminal
    SLP Service Location Protocol
    SLR Single Lens Reflex
    SLSI Super Large-Scale Integration
    SLSS Systems Library Subscription Service [IBM]
    SLU Spoken Language Understanding
    SM Set Mode + Shared Memory
    SMA Software Migration Assistant [IBM]
    SMART Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology
    SMB Server Message Block (protocol) [MII]
    SMD Surface Mounted Device
    SMDR Station Message Detail Recording
    SMDS Switched Multimedia/Multi-Megabit Data Service
    SMF Single Mode Fiber + System Manager Facility [Compaq]
    SMI System Management Interrupt [Intel]
    SMIF Standard Mechanical Interface
    SMIL Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language
     
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    S-MIME Secure MIME
    SMIT System Management Interface Tool [IBM]
    SMK Software Migration Kit [Microsoft]
    SML Standard Meta Language
    SMM System Management Mode [Intel]
    SMOBC Solder Mask Over Bare Copper
    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 Short Message Service [Sprint] +
    Small Messaging System +
    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]
    SNAP Sub-Network Access Protocol +
    Sub-Network Attachment Point
    SNAPI Structured N-Dimensional Application Program
    Interface [Oracle]
    SND Sound
    SNEWS Secure News Server [Internet]
    SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
    SNOBOL String Oriented Symbolic Language (Programming Language)
    SNP Serial Number/Password [Omen Technology]
    SNR Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    SOA Start Of Authority
    SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
    SOC System On a Chip
    SOC. Social Issues [USENET Newsgroup Category]
    SOCKS Socket Secure (server) [Internet]
    SO-DIMM Small Outline DIMM
    SOE Standard Operating Environment
    SOH Start of Header
    SOHO Small Office/Home Office
    SOI Silicon-On-Insulator [IBM]
    SOJ Small-Outline J-Lead
    SOL Simulation Oriented Language
    SOM Start of Message + System Object Model [IBM]
    SONAR Sound Navigation and Ranging
    SONET Synchronous Optical Network
    SOP Small Outline Package + 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 Secure Password Authentication [Microsoft] +
    Software Publishers Association
    SPAN Space Physics Analysis Network
    SPAP Shiva Password Authentification Protocol
    SPARC Scalable Processor Architecture +
    Sun's Palo Alto Research Center
    SPC Small Peripheral Controller + Statistical Process Control
    SPCL Spectrum Cellular Corporation
    SPCS Stored Program Controlled Switch
    SPD Serial Presence Detect
    SPEC Systems Performance Evaluation Cooperative
    SPF Shortest Path First + System Programming Facility
    SPGA Staggered Pin-Grid Array
    SPI Security Parameters Index + Service Provider Interface +
    SCSI Parallel Interface + Stateful Packet Inspection
    .SPI Spool (file name extension)
    SPID Service Profile/Provider 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)
    SPLD Simple Programmable Logic Device
    SPM System Performance Monitor [IBM]
    SPOOL Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
    SPOT Shared Product Object Tree [IBM]
    SPP Sequenced Packet Protocol + Standard Printer Port
    SPPS Scalable Power Parallel System [IBM]
    SPR Special Purpose Register +
    Statistical Pattern Recognition +
    Symmetrical Phase Recording
    SPREAD * Systems Programming, Research, Engineering
    and Development [IBM]
    SPS Secure Packet Shield + Shock Protection System +
    Standby Power System
    SPSS Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
    SPT Sectors Per Track
    SPX Sequenced Packet Exchange [Novell]
    SQ Squeezed (files)
    SQE Signal Quality Error (test)
    SQL/DS Structured Query Language/Data System [IBM]
    SQOS Secure Quality Of Service
    SQRT Square Root
    SR Shift Register
    SRAM Shadow Random Access Memory +
    Static Random Access Memory
    SRAPI Speech Recognition API
    SRB Source-Route Bridge
    SRC System Resource Controller
    .SRC Source (file name extension)
    SRD Screen Reader System
    SRDRAM Self-Refreshed DRAM
    SRGB Sustained RGB (values)
    SRM Security Reference Monitor
    SRO Sharable and Read Only
    SRP Suggested Retail Price
    .SRP Script (file name extension)
    SRPI Server-Requester Programming Interface
    SRQ Service Request
    SRR Serially Reusable Resource
    SRS Sound Retrieval System
    SS Stack Segment + Single Sided + Seconds
    SS7 Signaling System 7 [Bellcore]
    SSA Serial Storage Architecture
    SSAD Structured System Analysis and Design
    SSAP Source Service Access Point
    SSCP Systems Service Control Point [IBM]
    SSD Solid State Disk
    SSEC * Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator [IBM]
    SSGA System Support Gate Array
    SSH Secure Shell (protocol)
    SSI Server Side Includes + Single System Image +
    Small Scale Integration
    SSL Secure Sockets Layer
    SSO Single Sign On
    SSPI Security Service Provider Interface [Microsoft]
    SSRP Simple Server Redundancy Protocol [Cisco]
    SST Spread-Spectrum Technology +
    Systems Services and Technology
    STA Spanning Tree Algorithm
    STAR Self Defining Text Archival
    STB Strobe
    STC Set Carry Flag
    STD Set Direction Flag + Standard
    STDA StreetTalk Directory Assistance [Banyan]
    STDAUX Standard Auxilary
    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
    STEP Standard for Exchange of Product
    .STF Structured File (file name extension) [Lotus Agenda]
    STI Set Interrupt Flag
    S/TK Sectors Per Track
    STL Standard Template Library
    STM Scanning Tunneling Microscope
    STN Super-Twist Nematic
    .STORE Businesses Offering Goods (Domain Name) [Internet]
    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
    SVF Simple Vector Format
    SVG Scalable Vector Graphics
    SVGA Super Video Graphics Array
    S-VHS Super VHS
    SVM System Virtual Machine [Microsoft] +
    System Volume Mangement
    SVN Switched Virtual Network [IBM]
    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]
    SWAP Shared Wireless Access Protocol
    SWIG Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator
    SWISH Simple Web Indexing System for Humans
    SWP Simple Web Printing
    .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)
    SYSADMIN System Administrator
    SYSGEN System Generator
    SYSLOG System Log
    SYSMOD System Modification
    SYSOP System Operator
    SYSREQ System Request
    SZ Send ZModem [Unix]
     
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    TAB Tape Automated Bonding
    TACS Total Access Communication System
    TAD Telephone Answering Device
    TAG Technical Advisory Group
    TAL Typed Assembly Language
    TAP Telelocator Alphanumeric Protocol
    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 + Total Access System
    TASM Turbo Assembler [Borland]
    TAXI Transparent Asynchronous Transceiver/Receiver Interface
    TB Terabyte (1,024 gigabytes)
    (One Thousand Billion characters of information)
    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
    TCO Total Cost of Ownership
    TCP Tape-Carrier Package
    TCPA Trusted Computing Platform Alliance [Intel]
    TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
    TD Transmit Data
    .TDA To Do Archive (file name extension) [Palm]
    TDC Tabular Data Control
    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 Tag Distribution Protocol [Cisco] +
    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 + Transient Electromagnetic Device
    TEI Terminal Endpoint Identifier
    TELCO Telephone Company
    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
    .TGA Taga Bitmap (file name extension)
    THD Total Harmonic Distortion
    .THD Thread (file name extension)
    THINNET Thin Ethernet
    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]
    TIB Tag Information Base
    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]
    TIL Tech Info Library [Macintosh]
    TIM Technical Information Memo [Compaq]
    TIMEZONES - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - GMT Offsets
    Offsets Eastward from GMT (+)
    Offsets Westward from GMT (-)
    AST - Atlantic Standard Time -4:00
    AT - Azores Time -2:00
    AHD - Alaska-Hawaii Daylight :::
    AHS - Alaska-Hawaii Standard -10:00
    BLT - Baghdad Local Time +3:00
    BST - British Summer Time :::
    CAT - Central Alaska Time -10:00
    CCT - China Coast Time +8:00
    CDT - Central Daylight Time :::
    CET - Central European Time +1:00
    CLT - Cairo Local Time +2:00
    CST - Central Standard Time -6:00
    EAD - East Australian Daylight :::
    EAS - East Australian Standard +10:00
    EDT - Eastern Daylight Time :::
    EET - Eastern European Time +1:00
    EMT - Eastern Mediterranean +2:00
    EST - Eastern Standard Time -5:00
    GMT - Greenwich Mean Time +0:00
    HST - Hawaii Standard Time -10:00
    JST - Japanese Standard Time +9:00
    MDT - Mountain Daylight Time :::
    MET - Middle European Time +1:00
    MST - Mountain Standard Time -7:00
    MTS - Moscow Time Standard +3:00
    MTD - Moscow Time Daylight :::
    NT - Nome Time -11:00
    NZT - New Zealand Time +12:00
    PDT - Pacific Daylight Time :::
    PST - Pacific Standard Time -8:00
    PST - Pakistan Standard Time +5:00
    WAS - West Australian Standard +7:00
    WAT - West Africa Time -1:00
    WED - Western Europe Daylight :::
    WES - Western Europe Standard +0:00
    YDT - Yukon Daylight Time :::
    YST - Yukon Standard Time -9:00
    IDLE- International Date Line East +12:00
    IDLW- International Date Line West -12:00
    TIMI Technology Independent Machine Interface [IBM]
    TIMS Text Information Management Systems
    TINA Telecommunication Information Networking Architecture
    TIP Terminal Interface Processor +
    Transaction Internet Protocol
    TITOFET Tunneling-In, Tunneling-Out Field Effect Transistor
    TK/TK Track to Track
    TLA Three-Letter Acronym
    TLB Translation Lookaside Buffer
    .TLB Table (file name extension)
    TLD Top Level Domain (name)
    TLI Transport Layer Interface
    TLS Transport Layer Security
    TLU Table Lookup
    .TLX Telex (file name extension)
    TM Trademark
    TMDS Transition Minimized Differential Signaling
    .TML Template (file name extension)
    TMP Temporary
    TMS Traffic Management System [BA]
    TN Twisted Nematic
    TNC Terminal Node Controller
    TNEF Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format
    TNO The Netherlands Organization
    TOC Table Of Contents
    TOD Time Of Day
    TOF Tiny Open Firmware
    TOP Technical and Office Protocol
    TOS Terms Of Service
    TPC Transaction-Processing Performance Council
    TPF Transactions Processing Facility [IBM]
    TPI Tracks Per Inch
    TPL Table Producing Language +
    Transaction Processing Language
    TPM Transactions Per Minute
    TPORT Twisted Pair Port Transceiver [AT&T]
    TP-PMD Twisted Pair-Physical Medium Dependent (cable)
    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
    TRACERT Trace Route [Microsoft]
    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 Target Service Agent + Technical Support Alliance +
    Telephony Services Architecture
    TSAPI Telephony Services Application Program
    Interface [AT&T + Novell]
    TSB Termination Status Block
    TSD Type-Specific Driver
    TSE The Semware Editor
    TSID Transmitting Subscriber Identification [Microsoft]
    TSO Time Sharing Option
    TSOP Thin Small-Outline Package
    TSP Telephony Service Provider
    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
    TUCOWS The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software
    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
    TVOL Television On-Line
    TWAIN Technology Without Any Interesting Name
    (connection between application and scanner software)
    TWEAKUI Tweak User Interface
    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
    UAM User Authentication Method
    UART Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter
    UAS User Application Software
    UBR Unspecified Bit Rate
    .UC2 Compressed File (file name extension) [UltraCompressor]
    UCE Unsolicited Commercial Email
    UCL Universal Communications Language
    UCS Unicode Conversion Support + Universal Character Set +
    User Coordinate System
    UCT Universal Coordinated Time
    UDA Universal Data Access [Microsoft]
    UDB Universal Data Base
    UDC Universal Decimal Classification + User Defined Commands
    UDD User Data Document
    UDDI Universal Description, Discovery and Integration
    UD-DVD Ultra-Definition Digital Video Disk
    UDE Universal Data Exchange
    UDEC * Universal Digital Electronic Computer [Burroughs]
    UDF Universal Disk Format + User Defined Functions
    UDG User Defined Gateway
    UDMA Ultra Direct Memory Access
    UDP User Datagram Protocol
    UDT Uniform Data Transfer + User-Defined Type
    UFS Unix File System
    UG User Group
    UHCI Universal Host Controller Interface
    UHF Ultra-High Frequency
    UHL Universal Hypertext Link
    UI Unix International + User Interface
    UIC User Identification Code
    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]
    UML Unified Modeling Language
    UMS User Mode Scheduler
    UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
    UNC Universal Naming Convention +
    Uuencoded Netnews Collator [Unix]
    UNCOL Universal Computed Oriented Language
    UNEP Unbundled Network Platform
    UNI User-Network Interface
    UNICOM Universal Integrated Communication (System)
    UNICOS Universal Compiler FORTRAN compatible
    UNII Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure
    UNIVAC Universal Automatic Computer
    UNIX (AT&T Bell Laboratories Operating System)
    UNMA Unified Network Management Architecture
    UNSPSC Universal Standard Products and Services Classification
    UP Uniprocessor
    UPC Universal Product/Program Code + User Parameter Control
    UPG Upgrade
    UPL User Program Language
    UPM Unix Programmer's Manual +
    User Profile Management [IBM]
    UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply/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 Receiver/Transmitter
    USB Universal Serial Bus [Intel]
    USENET User's Network [Internet]
    USERID User Identification
    USOC Universal Service Ordering Code
    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
    UTF Unicode Transformation Format
    UTI Universal Text Interchange/Interface
    UTP Unshielded Twisted-Pair (cable)
    UU Uuencode/Uudecode
    UUCP Unix-To-Unix Copy Protocol
    UUD UUDecoding [Unix]
    UUDECODE Unix-To-Unix Decoding
    UUE UUEncoding [Unix]
    UUENCODE Unix-To-Unix Encoding
    UUI User-To-User Information [AT&T]
    UUID Universal Unique Identifier
    UV Ultraviolet
    UWR Ultra Wideband Radio
    UXGA Ultra Extended Graphics Array
     
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    VA Virtual Address + Visual Age [IBM]
    VAD Value Added Dealer
    VADD Value Added Disk Driver
    VADSL (See DSL)
    VAI Video As Input
    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
    VBI Vertical Blanking Interval
    VBNS Very High Speed Backbone Network Service [MCI + NSF]
    VBR Variable Bit Rate
    VBRUN Visual Basic Runtime
    VBS Visual Basic Script
    .VBX Visual Basic Extension (file name extension)
    VCC Virtual Channel Connection
    VCD Video Compact Disk + Virtual Communications Driver
    VCI Virtual Circuit Identifier
    VCL Visual Component Library
    VCM Virtual Channel Memory
    VCN Virtual Cluster Number
    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
    VDI Virtual Device Interface
    VDISK Virtual Disk
    VDM Virtual DOS Machine [IBM]
    VDMAD Virtual Direct Memory Access Device [Microsoft]
    VDS Virtual DMA Services
    VDSL (See DSL)
    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
    VEMMI Versatile Multimedia Interface
    VER Verify + Version
    VERONICA Very Easy Rodent-Oriented Net-Wide Index to
    Computer Archives [Internet]
    VERR Verify Read Access
    VERW Verify Write Access
    VES Video Encoding Standard [Oracle]
    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
    VFW Video For Windows [Microsoft]
    VGA Video Graphics Array
    VGC Video Graphics Controller
    VHDL VHSIC Hardware Description Language
    VHF Very-High Frequency
    VHS Very High Speed + Video Home System +
    Virtual Host Storage
    VHSIC Very High Speed Integrated Circuit
    VI Visual Interactive (editor) [UNIX]
    VIA Virtual Interface Architecture [Intel]
    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 +
    Visual Interactive Parser
    VIPER Verifiable Integrated Processor for
    Enhanced Reliability
    VIS Video Information System [Tandy] +
    Viewable Image Size +
    Visual Instruction Set [Sun] +
    Voice Information System
    VJ HEADER Van Jacobsen Header (compression) [Unix]
    VLA Variable Length Array
    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       Versa Module Eurocard +
              Virtual Memory Environment
    VML       Vector Markup Language [Microsoft]
    VMM       Virtual Machine/Memory Manager
    VMOS      Vertical MOS
    VMP       Virtual Modem Protocol
    VMS       Virtual Machine Storage + Virtual Memory System +
              Voice Message System
    VMT       Virtual Memory Technique
    VNA       Virtual Network Architecture
    VNOS	  Visual Network Operating System
    VOC       Creative Voice (format) [Sound Blaster]
    VOD       Video On Demand
    VOIP      Voice Over Internet Protocol
    VOL       Volume
    VOM       Volt-Ohm-Milliammeter
    VOR       Visions Of Reality
    VOS       Verbal/Voice Operating System
    VP        Virtual Path
    VPD       Virtual Printer Device + Vital Product Data [IBM]
    VPDN      Virtual Private Data Network
    VPDS      Virtual Private Data Service [MCI]
    VPE       Video Port Extensions [Microsoft] +
              Visual Programming Environment
    VPL       Virtual Programming Language
    VPM       Video Port Manager
    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
    VRD       Virtual Retinal Display
    VRE       Voltage Regulated Extended
    VRM       Vendor Relationship Management + Voltage Regulator Module
    VRML      Virtual Reality Modeling Language
              (originally named Virtual Reality Markup Language)
    VROOMM    Virtual Real-time Object Oriented
              Memory Manager [Borland]
    VRRP	  Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
    .VRS      WordPerfect Graphics Driver (file name extension)
    VRT       Voltage Regulation Technology [Intel]
    VRU       Voice Response Unit
    VS        Virtual Storage
    VSAM	  Video Surveillance and Monitoring +
              Virtual Storage Access Method
    VSAT      Very Small Aperture Terminal
    VSE       Virtual Storage Extended
    VSF       Vertical Scanning Frequency
    VSI       Virtual Socket/Switch Interface
    VSIO      Virtual Serial Input Output
    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]
    VTNS      Virtual Telecommunications Network Service
    VTS       Volume Tracking Driver
    VUI       Video User Interface
    VUP       VAX Unit of Performance
    VWB       Visual WorkBench [Microsoft]
    VWM       Virtual Window Manager
    VXA       Variable-Speed Architecture [Ecrix]
    VxD       Virtual Extended Driver [Microsoft]
    .VXD      Virtual Device (file name extension) [Microsoft]
    VXML	  Voice Extensible Markup Language
    V&V       Verification and Validation
     
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    W/ With
    W3 (see WWW)
    W3A World Wide Web Applets
    W3C World Wide Web Consortium
    W4 What-Works-With-What
    WAAS Wide Area Augmentation System
    WABI Windows Application Binary Interface [SunSoft]
    WAI Web Accessibility Initiative +
    Web Application Interface [Netscape]
    WAIS Wide Area Information Server
    WAITI Wait-For-Interrupt
    WAITS Wide Area Information Transfer System
    WAN Wide Area Network
    WAP Wireless Application Protocol
    WARP Web Service Aggregtion, Rely and Propogation
    WATS Wide Area Telecommunications Service
    .WAV Waveform Audio (file name extension)
    WBEM Web-Based Enterprise Management
    WC Word Count
    W-CDMA Wideband CDMA
    WCS World Coordinate System
    WD-40 Water Displacement-40th Attempt
    WDL Windows Driver Library [Microsoft]
    WDM Wavelength Division Multiplexing +
    Windows Driver Model [Microsoft]
    WDRAM Windows Dynamic Random Access Memory
    WEA Web Enabled Application
    .WEB Entities Emphasizing the WWW (Domain Name) [Internet]
    WEBDAV Web Based Distributed Authoring and Versioning
    WEBNFS Web Network File System [Sun]
    WELL Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link (BBS)
    WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy
    WFM Wired For Management [Intel]
    WFQ Weighted Fair Queuing [Cisco]
    WFW Windows For Workgroups [Microsoft]
    WGS Work Group System
    WHAM Waveform Hold and Modify [Microsoft]
    WHC Workstation Host Connection
    WIFI (Wi-Fi) Wireless Fidelity
    WIMP Windows, Icons, Menus and Pulldowns
    WIN 9.X Windows95/Windows98
    WINDBG Windows Debugger [Microsoft]
    WINE Windows Emulator
    WINForum Wireless Information Networks Forum
    WIN...ME Windows Millennium Edition [Microsoft]
    WINS Windows Internet Naming Service [Microsoft]
    WIN...SE Windows Second Edition [Microsoft]
    WINSOCK Windows Open Systems Architecture [Microsoft] +
    Windows Sockets
    WINWORD Word For Windows [Microsoft]
    WIN...XP Windows The "Experience" [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]
    WL Word Line
    WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
    .WLG Dr. Watson Log (file name extension)
    WLL Wireless Local Loop
    .WMA Windows Media Audio (file name extension) [Microsoft]
    WMC Workflow Management Coalition
    .WMF Windows Metafile Format (file name extension) [Microsoft]
    WMFSDK Windows Media Format Software Development Kit [Microsoft]
    WML Wireless Markup Language
    WMP Windows Media Player [Microsoft]
    WMRM Write Many, Read Many
    WMT Windows Media Technologies [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]
    WOW Window On Windows [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]
    WPVM Windows Parallel Virtual Machine
    .WQ1 Spreadsheet (file name extension) [BORPQU]
    .WQ! Compressed Spreadsheet (file name extension) [BORPQU]
    WRAM Windows Random Access Memory
    WRE Weighted Random Early Detection [Cisco]
    .WRI Write (file name extension)
    WRK Windows Resource Kit [Microsoft]
    WS WordStar + Workstation
    WSAPI Web Site Application Program Interface [O'Reilly]
    WSDL Web Services Definition/Description Language [IBM/Microsoft]
    WSH Windows Scripting Host [Microsoft]
    WSUI Web Services User Interface
    WT Write Through
    WTLS Wireless Transport Layer Security
    WTM Wired For Management
    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 Bitmaps (file name extension) (black and white)
    .XPM X-Windows Pixelmaps (file name extension) (color)
    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
    XFDL Extensible forms Description Language
    XGA Extended Graphics Array [IBM]
    XHTML Extensible HyperText Markup Language
    XID Exchange Identifier
    XIOS Extended Input/Output System
    .XLA Add-In (file name extension) [Microsoft-Excel]
    XLAT Translate
    XLF Exceptional Fortran [IBM]
    .XLK Backup (file name extension) [Microsoft-Excel]
    XLL Extensible Link Language
    XLM Excel Macro Language [Microsoft]
    .XLT Template (file name extension) [Microsoft-Excel]
    XMIT Transmit
    XML Extensible Markup Language
    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)
    XP Extreme Performance [Compaq]
    XPCOM Cross Platform Component Object Model [Mozilla]
    XPE XP Embedded (see WIN...XP) [Microsoft]
    XPRM Xerox Print Resources Manager [Xerox]
    XRNS Extensible Resource Name System
    XRT Extensions for Real-Time
    XSL Extensible Style Language
    XSLT Extensible Stylesheet Transformation
    XSMD Extended Storage Module Drive (interface)
    XSSI Extended Server Side Includes
    XTAL Crystal
    XTCLK External Transmit Clock
    XUL Extensible User-Interface Language [Netscape]
     
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    YAM Yet Another Modem [Omen Technology]
    YAHOO Yet Another Hierarchically Officious Oracle [Internet]
    Y2K Year 2000
    (Y/N)? (Asks for a YES or NO decision)
    YTD Year To Date
     
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