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ac abbreviation academic organization: used in the email and website addresses of universities, colleges, and schools ADSL noun asymmetric digital subscriber line: a method of connecting a computer to the Int ernet that allows a very fast exchange of information, and allows you to be conn ected at all times without having to pay any extra money AGP noun accelerated graphics port: a place in a computer for connecting a circuit board that allows the computer to quickly show images that have height
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  ac abbreviationacademic organization: used in the email and website addresses of universities,colleges, and schoolsADSL nounasymmetric digital subscriber line: a method of connecting a computer to the Internet that allows a very fast exchange of information, and allows you to be connected at all times without having to pay any extra moneyAGP nounaccelerated graphics port: a place in a computer for connecting a circuit boardthat allows the computer to quickly show images that have height and depthavi abbreviationaudio/video interleaved: the last part of the name of a file that contains soundand picturesbak abbreviationthe last part of the name of a backup filebmp abbreviationbitmap: the last part of the name of a file that contains picturesbps abbreviationbits per second: a unit for measuring the rate at which information can be sentover an Internet lineb-to-b adjectivebusiness-to-business: used for describing a type of business activity in which companies use the Internet to trade with each otherC2B adjectiveconsumer-to-business: used for describing a type of business activity in which acustomer deals with a company over the InternetCGI nouncomputer-generated imagery: images produced by a computercom abbreviationcommercial organization: used in the email and website addresses of companiescps abbreviationcharacters per second: a measure of how fast information moves from one computeror file to anotherD/Adigital-to-analoguedpi abbreviationdots per inch: a measurement of the ability of a computer screen or printer to produce a clear imageedu abbreviationeducational institution: used in the email and website addresses of some colleges and schools, especially in the USEOFend of fileexe abbreviationexecutable file: the last part of the name of a program fileFAQ nounfrequently asked questions: a list of questions with answers provided, intendedto help people to understand or use something, especially on the InternetFTP nounfile transfer protocol: a set of rules for moving computer files from one comput  er to another in a network, especially over the InternetGHz abbreviationgigahertzGIF nounGraphic Interchange Format: a type of computer file that contains an image. GIFis also used as part of a file name.GIGO noungarbage in, garbage out: the idea that a computer program is only as good as theinformation that is put into itgov abbreviationgovernment organization: used in email and Internet addressesHTML nounhypertext mark-up language: the computer language used for writing pages on theInternethttp nounhypertext transfer (or transport) protocol: the system used on the Internet to exchange documents in HTMLIMS abbreviationinformation management systemIP address nounInternet Protocol address: a code that represents a particular computer and is used to send messages to it on a network (=group of computers) or the InternetISP nounInternet service provider: a company that provides customers with a connection to the InternetJPEG nouna method of reducing the size of computer files that contain images so that theycan be sent quickly by email or over the Internetjpg abbreviationthe last part of the name of a file that contains a photographK abbreviationkilobytekb abbreviationkilobytekbps abbreviationkilobits per second: a unit for measuring the speed of a modemMb abbreviationmegabyte: a unit for measuring the size of a computer  s memory, equal to just overone million bytesmeg nouna megabyteMHz abbreviationmegahertzmips nounmillion instructions per second: a unit for measuring computer speedmov abbreviationthe last part of the name of a film fileorg abbreviationprivate organization: used in email and Internet addressesPDF nounPortable Document Format: a type of computer file that can contain words, imagesetc and can be sent on the Internet and read on any computerSKU nounStock Keeping Unit: a number that is used for referring to a product that is sold on the InternetTCP/IP abbreviationtransmission control protocol/Internet protocol: a set of rules used by all computers on the Internet that allow them to communicate with each othertif abbreviationthe last part of the name of a file that contains a bitmap image  txt abbreviationthe last part of the name of a file that contains a text fileURL nounUniform Resource Locator: an Internet addressWAP nounwireless application protocol: a type of technology that allows you to send emails and look at information on the Internet using a mobile phone or pagerwav abbreviationthe last part of the name of a sound fileWLTM abbreviationwould like to meet: used in advertisements in newspapers or on the InternetWWW abbreviationthe world wide webXML nounExtensible Mark-up Language: a mark-up language that allows information to be shared between different computer systems, especially on the Internet

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