computing dictionary meaning

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  • [Computer]
    <introduction> FOLDOC is a searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies, projects, products, history, in fact anything to do with computing.

    Copyright 1993 by Denis Howe

    Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, Front- or Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

    Please refer to the dictionary as "The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, http://foldoc.org/, Editor Denis Howe" or similar.

    The dictionary has been growing since 1985 and now contains over 14000 definitions in over five megabytes of text. Entries are cross-referenced to each other and to related resources elsewhere on the net.

    Where LaTeX commands for certain non-ASCII symbols are mentioned, they are described in their own entries. "\" is also used to represent the Greek lower-case lambda used in lambda-calculus. Cross-references to other entries look like this. Note that not all cross-references actually lead anywhere yet, but if you find one that leads to something inappropriate, please after entries indicate when that entry was last updated. They do not imply that it was up-to-date at that time.

    You can search the latest version of the dictionary on the WWW at URL http://foldoc.org/. If you find an entry that is wrong or inadequate please let me know.

    See Pronunciation for how to interpret the pronunciation given for some entries.


  1. When lexicographers write the computing dictionaries for 1997, a picture of the Office 97 logo will be found next to the entry for " fatware ."
  2. The online computing dictionary at http : / / www . currents . net / resources / dictionary / dictionary . phtml defines " Hacker " as " 1.
  3. In this system, the world model contains a pre-computed dictionary of possible vehicle trajectories known as an ego-graph as well as information from the real-time sensor processing.
  4. He is author of over seventy academic publications, including Netlinguistics : Language, Discourse and Ideology in Internet ( 2003 ) and the Spanish Computing Dictionary : English-Spanish, Spanish-English ( 2004 ).
  5. Pre-computed dictionary attacks, or " rainbow table attacks ", can be thwarted by the use of salt, a technique that forces the hash dictionary to be recomputed for each password sought, making precomputation infeasible provided the number of possible salt values is large enough.

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