ATM: Automated teller machine

ATM:  Asynchronous transfer mode

AVI: Audio/video interleaved

AUI: Attachment unit interface

ALU: arithmetic logic unit

AMD: Advanced micro devices

AI: Artificial intelligence

ADS: Alternate data stream

AES: Asynchronous event scheduler

ADP: Automatic data processing

ACL: Access control list

A/D: Analog to digital

ACD: Automatic call distributor

API: Application program interface

APP: Application portability profile

APM: Advanced power management

ARQ: Automatic repeat request

ARP: Address resolution protocol

ASAP: Activate secure authentication protocol

ASP: Active server pages

ASP: Application service provider

AML: Astronomy markup language

AN: Active network

AMPS: Advanced mobile phone system

AWT: Abstract windows toolkit


B2B: Business-to-business

BASIC: Beginners all-purpose symbolic instruction code

BAPI: Business application programming interface

BAT: Bandwidth allocation technology

BSS: Bulletin board system

BCC: Blind carbon copy

BCC: Block check character

BCD: Binary coded decimal

BDP: Bandwidth-delay product

BGA: Ball-grid array

BGP: Border gateway protocol

BIOS: Basic input/output system

BICMOS: Bipolar complementary metal oxide semiconductor

BIT: Binary digit

BLOB: Binary large object

BPEL: Business process execution language

BPL: Bits per line

BPP: Bits per pixel

BPS: Bits per second

BRI: Basic-rate interface

BSC: Base station controller

BSD: Berkeley software distribution

BSML: Biosequence markup language

BSWD: Bellsouth intelligent wireless data network


CPU: Central Processing Unit

CD: Compact Disc

CD-ROM: Compact Disc Read-Only Memory

CD-R: Compact Disc Recordable

CD-RW: Compact Disc Rewritable

CDE: Common Desktop Environment

CDN: Content Delivery Network

CDP: Continuous Data Protection

CG: Computer Graphics

CGI: Computer-Generated Imagery

CGI: Computer Gateway Interface

CMOS: Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor

CM: Configuration Management

CM: Content Management

CMS: Content Management System

CRT: Cathode Ray Tube

CLI: Command Line Interpreter

CRC: Cyclical Redundancy Check

CSU: Channel Service Unit

CDI: Common data interface

CAD: Computer-aided design

CAE: Computer-aided engineering

CASE: Computer-aided software engineering

CBT: Computer-based training

CCI: Common content inspection

CD-I: Compact disc-interactive

CD-PROM: Compact disc-programmable read only memory

CDDI: Copper data distribution interface

CDF: Channel definition format

CDFS: Compact disc file system

CDRM: Cached dynamic random access memory

CDPD: Cellular digital packet data

CGA: Color graphics adapter

CGM: Computer graphics metafile

CMS: color management system

COM: Component object model

COMDEX: Communications and data processing Exposition

CSS: cascading style sheets

CSU: Channel service unit

CSV: Comma-separated value/variable

CTI: Computer-telephony integration

CYBORG: Cybernetic Organism


DVI: Digital Video Interface

DDR: Double Data Rate

DDR2: Double Data Rate 2

DDR3: Double Data Rate 3

DVD: Digital Versatile Disc

DVD-RW: Digital Versatile Disc Rewritable

DVD-R: Digital Versatile Disc Recordable

DV: Digital Video

DSU: Data Service Unit

DEC: Digital Equipment Corporation

DCE: Data communications equipment

DNS: Domain Name System

DES: Data encryption Standard

DRAM: Dynamic Random-Access Memory

DSL: Digital Subscriber Line

DMI: Desktop Management Interface

DTE: Data terminal Equipment.

DAC: Digital-to-analog converter

DAO: Data access objects

DAO: Disk at once

DASD: Direct access storage device

DAT: Digital audio tape

DB: Database

DB2: Database 2

DBMS: Database management system

DCC: Direct cable connection

DCI: Display control interface

DDE: Dynamic data exchange

DDI: Direct draw interface

DIF: Data interchange format

DIF: Directory interchange format

DMCA: Digital millennium copyright act

DMI: Desktop management interface

DNS: Domain name service(system)

DOS: Disk operating System

DSP: Digital signal processor

DSR: Data set ready

DSU: Data service unit

DTD: Document type definition

DTE: Data termination(terminal) equipment

DUN: Dail-up network

DFX: Data exchange file(format)


EDGE: Enhanced data rate for global evolution

EDI: Electronic data interchange

EDO RAM: Extended data-out random access memory

EDP: Electronic data processing

EDRAM: Enhanced dynamic random access memory

EEMS: Enhanced extended memory specification

EEPROM: Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory

EPROM: Erasable programmable read-only memory

EFT: Electronic funds transfer

EGA: Enhanced graphics adapter

EIA: Electronic industries alliance(association)

ELD: Electro luminescent display

ELF: Extremely low frequency

EMM: Expanded memory manager

EMS: Expanded memory specification

EOF: End of file

EPP: Enhanced parallel port

ESC: Escape character

ESCD: Extended system configuration data

ESDI:Enhanced system device interface

EULA: End user license agreement

EXIF: Exchangeable image file



FTP – File Transfer Protocol

FPGA – Field-Programmable Gate Array

FDD – Floppy Disk Drive

FAT – File Allocation Table

FQDN – Fully Qualified Domain Name

FDM – Frequency Division Multiplexing

FCP – Fibre Channel Protocol

FDM – Frequency Division Multiplexing

FCoE – Fibre Channel over Ethernet

FLOSS – Free/Libre and Open Source Software.

FPM – Floating Point Operations Per Second

FMC – Fixed Mobile Convergence

FMEA – Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

FSK – Frequency-Shift Keying

FMCW – Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave

FIR – Finite Impulse Response

FOS – Fiber Optic System

FOTA – Firmware Over-The-Air

FMS – Flight Management System

FDDI – Fiber Distributed Data Interface.