17 August 2017

Technology & Design in Partnership

Glossary of Terms

If you’re not quite sure what a term or phrase means, check out the following descriptions of common terms and phrases below.

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AJAX - Asynchronous JavaScript And XML
 
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
 
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
 
ASP - Active Server Pages
 

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B -

BBS - Bulletin Board System
 
bps - Bits Per Second
 
Bps - Bytes Per Second
 

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CSS - Cascading Style Sheets
 
CSV - Comma Separated Variable
 

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DLL - Dynamic Linked Library
 

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E-mail - Electronic mail
 

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FTP - File Transport Protocol
 

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G -

GHz - Giga Hertz
1,000,000,000 cycles per second
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
 

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HTML - Hyper Text Mark-up Language
 

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IP - Internet Protocol
 

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JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
 

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K -

kb - Kilo Bit
One kilo bit equates to 1,024 bits
kB - Kilo Byte
One kilo byte equates to 1,024 bytes, or 8,192 bits
kbps - Kilo Bits Per Second
One kilo bit per second equates to 1,024 bits per second
kHz - Kilo Hertz
1,000 cycles per second

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MHz - Mega Hertz
1,000,000 cycles per second
MP3 - MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3
 
MPEG - Moving Picture Experts Group
 

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O -

ODBC - Open DataBase Connectivity
 

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P -

PDF - Portable Document Format
 
PHP - Pre Hypertext Preprocessor
 
Podcast - iPod broadcast
 

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RAM - Random Access Memory
 
RSS - Really Simple Syndication
 

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SQL - Structured Query Language
A standardised language used to talk to databases

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T -

TCP/IP - Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
 

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URL - Uniform Resource Locator
 

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VOIP - Voice Over Internet Protocol
 
VPN - Virtual Private Network
 

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W -

WMA - Windows Media Audio
 
WWW - World Wide Web
 

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XHTML - eXtensible HyperText Mark-up Language
 
XML - eXtensible Mark-up Language
 
XSL - eXtensible Stylesheet Language
 

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