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COUNTRY DOMAIN NAMES 

A...

1)           AA        Auto Answer
2)          AAB       All-to-All Broadcast
3)           AAL       Asynchronous Transfer Mode Adaption Layer
4)          AAM            Automatic Acoustic Management
5)           AAP       Applications Access Point [DEC]
6)          AARP      AppleTalk Address Resolution Protocol
7)           AAS       All-to-All Scatter
8)          AASP      ASCII Asynchronous Support Package
9)          AAT       Average Access Time
10)        AATP      Authorized Academic Training Program [Microsoft]
11)         .ABA      Address Book Archive (file name extension) [Palm]
12)        ABC    *  Atanasoff-Berry Computer  (First digital
13)        calculating machine that used vacuum tubes)
14)        ABEND     Abnormal End
15)        ABI       Application Binary Interface
16)        ABIOS     Advanced BIOS
17)        ABIST     Automatic Built-In Self-Test [IBM]
18)        ABLE      Adaptive Battery Life Extender
19)        ABR       Available Bit Rate
20)       ABRS      Automated Book Request System [British Library]
21)        ABS       Address Book Synchronization [IBM] + Absolute
22)       ABT       Abort
23)       ABTS      ASCII Block Terminal Services
24)       AC        Autocheck + Automatic Computer + Alternating Current
25)       ACAP      Application Configuration Access Protocol
26)       ACC       Accumulator
27)       ACCMAIL   Accessing the Internet Via Email
28)       ACD       Automatic Call Distribution
29)       ACDI      Asynchronous Communications Device Interface
30)       ACE       Access Control Encryption/Entry +
31)        Adobe Certified Expert +
32)       Advanced Computing Environment [SCO] +
33)        Adverse Channel Enhancements [Microcom] +
34)       Automatic Computing Engine
35)        ACF       Access Control Field +
36)       Advanced Communications Function
37)        ACH       Automated Clearing House
38)       ACIAS     Automated Calibration Interval Analysis System
39)       ACIS      American Committee for Interoperable Systems
40)       ACK       Acknowledgment
41)        ACL       Access Control List + Asynchronous Connection-Less (link)
42)       ACM       Association for Computing Machinery
43)       Audio Compression Manager [Microsoft]
44)       ACMS      Application Control Management System
45)       ACP       Ancillary Control Program + Auxiliary Control Process
46)       ACPI      Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
47)       ACR       Allowed Cell Rate
48)       ACROSS    Automated Cargo Release and Operations
49)       Service System
50)       ACS       Access + Access Control Set + Access Control System +
51)        Advanced Computer System [IBM] +
52)       Anti Curl System + Asynchronous Communication Server
53)        ACSS      Audio Cascading Style Sheets
54)       ACTS      Automated Computer Time Service
55)        ACTT      Advanced Communication and Timekeeping Technology [Seiko]
56)       ACU       Automatic Calling Unit
57)        ACVC      Ada Compiler Validation Capacity
58)       A/D       Analog to Digital
59)       ADA       Automatic Data Acquisitions +
60)       (Programming Language named after Augusta Ada Lovelace)
61)        ADB       Apple Desktop Bus
62)       ADC       Adaptive Data Compression (protocol) [Hayes] +
63)       Add with Carry + Analog to Digital Converter
64)       ADCCP     Advanced Data Communication Control Procedures
65)       ADD       Automatic Document Detection [WordPerfect]
66)       ADF       Automatic Document Feeder +
67)       Automatically Defined Function
68)       .ADF      Adapter Description File (file name extension)
69)       ADI       AutoCad/AutoDesk Device Interface (driver)
70)       ADL       Address Data Latch
71)        ADLAT     Adaptive Lattice Filter
72)       ADLC      Adaptive Lossless Data Compression [IBM] +
73)        Asynchronous Data Link Control
74)       ADMACS    Apple Document Management And Conrol System
75)        ADMD      Administrative Management Domain [X.400]
76)       .ADN      Add In Utility (file name extension)
77)        [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC]
78)       ADO       Active Data Objects
79)       ADP       Automatic Data Processing
80)       ADPCM     Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation
81)        ADR       Address
82)       ADS       Application Development Solutions [AT&T] +
83)       Application Development System +
84)       Automatic Distribution System
85)       ADSC      Address Status Changed +
86)       Adobe Document Structuring Conventions
87)       ADSI      Active Directory Service Interface [Microsoft] +
88)       Analog Display Services Interface
89)       ADSL      (See DSL)
90)       ADSP      AppleTalk Datastream Protocol
91)        ADSR      Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
92)       ADT       Abstract Data Type + Application Data Types
93)       ADU       Automatic Dialing Unit
94)       AE        Above or Equal
95)       AEB       Analog Expansion Bus [Dialogic]
96)       AEC       Architecture, Engineering, Construction
97)       .AERO        Aviation Industry (Domain Name) [Internet]
98)       AES       Advanced Encryption Standard
99)       AESA      ATM End System Address
100)     AF        Auxiliary carry Flag
101)      AFA       Accelerated File Access
102)     AFC       Automatic Font Change + Automatic Frequency Control
103)     AFD       Automatic File Distribution
104)     AFDW      Active Framework for Data Warehousing [Microsoft]
105)     AFI       Authority and Format Identifier
106)     AFII      Association for Font Information Interchange
107)     AFIRM     Automated Fingerprint Image Reporting and Match
108)     AFIS      Automated Fingerprint Identification System
109)     .AFM      Adobe Font Metrics (file name extension) [Adobe Systems]
110)      AFP       Advanced Function Presentation [IBM] +
111)       Advanced Function Printing + 
112)      Appletalk Filing Protocol [Macintosh]
113)      AFS       Andrew File System (protocols)
114)      AFTP      Anonymous File Transfer Protocol
115)      AGA       Advanced Graphics Adapter
116)      AGC       Automatic Gain Control
117)      AGP       Accelerated/Advanced Graphics Port
118)      AGRAS     Antiglare-Antireflective-Antistatic
119)      AGU       Address-Generation Unit
120)     AH               Authentication Header (protocol)
121)      AHS       Automated Highway Systems
122)     AI        Analog Input + Artificial Intelligence
123)     AIA       Applications Integration Architecture [DEC]
124)     AIC       AIXwindows Interface Composer [IBM]
125)     AIF       Audio Interchange Format
126)     AIIM      Association for Information and Image Management
127)     AIM       AOL Instant Messenger
128)     AIN       Advanced Intelligent Network [Bell Atlantic]
129)     AIR       Architecture Implementation Review
130)     AIS       Automated Identification System [NCIC] +
131)      Automated Information Systems
132)     AISB      Association of Imaging Service Bureaus
133)     AISP      Association of Information Systems Professionals
134)     AIT       Advanced Intelligent Tape (drive) [Sony]
135)     AIX       Advanced Interactive Executive [IBM]
136)     ALAT           Advanced Load Address Table
137)     ALC       Arithmetic and Logic Circuits +
138)     Automatic Level Control
139)     ALE       Address Latch Enable +
140)     Application Linking and Embedding
141)      ALGOL     Algorithmic Oriented Language (see IAL)
142)     ALIBI     Adaptive Location of Internetworked Bases
143)     of Information
144)     ALINK     Active Link [HTML]
145)     ALIWEB    Archie Like Indexing in the Web [Internet]
146)     ALN       Asynchronous Learning Network
147)     ALR       Advanced Logic Research, Inc.
148)     ALT       Alternate (mode)
149)     ALT.      Alternate lifestyle [USENET Newsgroup Category]
150)     ALU       Arithmetic Logic Unit
151)      AMA       Automatic Message Accounting
152)     AMANDDA   Automated Messaging and Directory Assistance
153)     AMASS     Archival Management and Storage System
154)     AMD       Active Matrix Display + Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
155)     AMI       Alternate Mark Inversion + American Megatrends, Inc. +
156)     Application Messaging Interface
157)     AMMA      Advanced Memory Management Architecture
158)     [Everex Systems]
159)     AMPS      Advanced Mobile Phone Service
160)     AMR            Audio Modem Riser
161)      ANCOVA    Analysis of Covariance
162)     ANDF      Architecture-Neutral Distribution Format
163)     ANI       Automatic Number Identification
164)     .ANI      Animated Cursor (file name extension) [Microsoft]
165)     ANN       Artificial Neural Network
166)     .ANN      Annotations (file name extension) [IBM]
167)     ANOVA     Analysis Of Variance
168)     ANSI      American National Standards Institute
169)     ANX       Automotive Network Exchange [Chrysler/Ford/
170)     General Motors]
171)      AO        Analog Output
172)     AOCE      Apple Open Collaboration Environment
173)     AO/DI     Always On/Dynamic ISDN
174)     AOE       Application Operating Environment [AT&T]
175)     AOL       America Online
176)     AOS       Add Or Subtract
177)     AP        Adjunct Processor + Application Processor
178)     A/P       Accounts Payable
179)     APA       Adaptive Packet Assembly +
180)     All Points Addressable +
181)      Arithmetic Processing Accelerator
182)     APAR      Authorized Program Analysis Report [IBM]
183)     APAREN    Address Parity Enable [IBM]
184)     APCUG     Association of PC User Groups
185)     APDU      Application Protocol Data Units
186)     API       Application Program Interface
187)     APIC      Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (bus) [Intel]
188)     APIS      Advanced Passenger Information System
189)     APL     * A Programming Language (Mathematics)
190)     APM       Advanced Power Management [IBM]
191)      APNIC     Asia-Pacific Network Information Center [Internet]
192)     APOP      Authenticated Post Office Protocol
193)     .APP      Application (file name extension) [R:Base]
194)     APPC      Advanced Program-to-Program Communications [IBM]
195)     APPI      Advanced Peer-to-Peer Internetworking
196)     APPLETS   Applications
197)     APPN      Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking [IBM]
198)     APPS      Applications
199)     APRP      Adaptive Pattern Recognition Processing
200)    APS       Advanced Photo System + Advanced Printing Service [IBM]
201)     Asynchronous Protocol Specification
202)    APSE      ADA Programming Support Environment
203)    APT       Address Pass Through +
204)    Advanced Parallel Technology +
205)    Automatically Programmed Tools
206)    A/R       Accounts Receivable
207)    ARA       AppleTalk Remote Access
208)    ARAG      Antireflective-Antiglare
209)    ARAS      Antireflective-Antistatic
210)     .ARC      Archive (file name extension)
211)      ARCA      Advanced RISC Computing Architecture
212)     ARCnet    Attached Resource Computer Network
213)     .ARJ      Compressed File (file name extension) [Jung]
214)     ARL       Adjusted Ring Length
215)     ARLL      Advanced Run Length Limited
216)     ARM       Advanced RISC Machine (processor) +
217)     Annotated Reference Manual +
218)     Asynchronous Response Mode
219)     ARMA      Association of Records Managers and Administrators
220)    ARP       Address Resolution Protocol [Novell]
221)     ARPANET   Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
222)    ARPL      Adjust Requested Privilege Level
223)    ARTA      Apple Real Time Architecture
224)    ARTIC     A Real-Time Interface Coprocessor [IBM]
225)    ARTS      Asynchronous Remote Takeover Server
226)    .ARTS     Cultural Groups (Domain Name) [Internet]
227)    ARTT      Asynchronous Remote Takeover Terminal
228)    ARQ       Automatic Repeat Request
229)    ARU       Audio Response Unit
230)    AS        Autonomous System [Internet]
231)     ASAI      Adjunct Switch Application Interface [AT&T]
232)    ASAP      As Soon As Possible +
233)    Automatic Switching And Processing
234)    AS3AP     ANSI SQL Standard Scalable and Portable
235)    ASB       Advanced System Buffering [Intel]
236)    .ASC      ASCII text (file name extension)
237)    ASCC    * Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator [IBM]
238)    ASCII     American Standard Code for Information Interchange
239)    ASD             Automatic Skip Driver [Microsoft]
240)    ASF       Active/Advanced Streaming Format [Microsoft]
241)     ASIC      Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
242)    ASIT      Advanced Security and Identification Technology
243)    ASL       Adaptive Speed Levelling
244)    ASLM      Apple Shared Library Manager [Macintosh]
245)    .ASM      Assembler Source Language (file name extension)
246)    ASMP      Asymmetric Multprocessing
247)    ASN       Abstract Syntax Notation + Autonomous System Number
248)    ASO       Automated Systems Operations
249)    ASP       Active Server Page [Microsoft] +
250)    Application/Authorized Service Provider +
251)     Association of Shareware Professionals
252)    .ASP      Active Server Page (file name extension)
253)    ASPI      Advanced SCSI Programming Interface [Adaptec]
254)    ASPS      Advanced Signal Processing System
255)    ASR       Address Space Register + Automatic Send-Receive +
256)    Automatic Speech Recognition
257)    AST       AST Research, Inc. (named from first initials of
258)    the founders: Albert Wong, Safi Qureshey, Thomas Yuen)
259)    AS/U      Advanced Server for Unix
260)    ASYNC     Asynchronous
261)     AS/400    Application System/400 [IBM]
262)    AT        Advanced Technology + Attention
263)    ATAPI     Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface
264)    ATDP      Attention Dial Pulse
265)    ATDT      Attention Dial Tone
266)    ATE       Automated Test Equipment
267)    ATG       Advanced Technology Group
268)    ATH       Attention Hang-Up (Modem command)
269)    ATL       Active Template Library
270)    ATM       Adobe Typeface Manager + Air Traffic Management +
271)     Asynchronous Transfer Mode + Automated Teller Machine
272)    ATPS      AppleTalk Printing Services [Macintosh]
273)    ATR       Automatic Terminal Recognition
274)    ATS       Administrative Terminal System +
275)    Apple Terminal Services
276)    AT&T      American Telephone and Telegraph
277)    ATTN      Attention
278)    ATTRIB    Attribute (also ATR)
279)    ATX       Advanced Technology Extended [Intel]
280)    ATZ       Attention Restore configuration profile from nonvolatile RAM (Modem command)
281)     .AU       Audio (file name extension)
282)    AUDIT     Automated Data Input Terminal
283)    AUI       Attachment/Autonomous Unit Interface
284)    AUP       Acceptable Use Policy [Internet]
285)    AUTO      Automatic
286)    AUTOEXEC  Automatic Execution
287)    AUX       Auxiliary + (First Serial Port)
288)    AV        Audio/Video + Audiovisual + Authenticity Verification
289)    AVA       Audio Visual Authoring [IBM]
290)    AVC       Audio Visual Connection [IBM]
291)     AVD       Alternating Voice and Data
292)    AVG       Average
293)    AVI       Audio Visual Interleave [Microsoft]
294)    AVP       Attribute-Value Pair
295)    AVR       Automatic Voice Recognition
296)    AVT       Applied Voice Technology
297)    AWE       Advanced Wave Effects [Creative Lab]
298)    AWG       American Wire Gage
299)    AWK       (Unix language named after its authors...
300)    Al Aho, Peter Weinberger and Brian Kernighan)
301)     AWS       Advanced Workstations and Systems (group) [IBM]
302)    AWT       Abstract Window Toolkit [Java]
303)    AX        Architecture Extended + Automatic Transmission

B...

304)    BA                Bell Atlantic (company)
305)    BACP      Bandwidth Allocation Control Protocol
306)    BAK       Binary Adaptation Kit [Microsoft]
307)    .BAK      Backup (file name extension)
308)    BAL       Basic Assembly Language
309)    BALUN     Balanced Unbalanced (device)
310)     BAM       Boyan Action Module
311)      BAPI      Business Application Programming Interface [SAP]
312)     BARTS     Bell Atlantic Regional Timesharing
313)     .BAS      Basic Language (file name extension)
314)     BASH      Bourne Again Shell [Unix]
315)     BASIC     Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
316)     BASM      Built-In Assembler
317)     BAT       Block Address Translation
318)     .BAT      Batch Processing (file name extension)
319)     B2B             Business-To-Business
320)    BBS       Bulletin Board System
321)     B2C             Business To Consumer
322)    BCC       Block Check Character
323)    BCC:      Blind Carbon Copy
324)    BCD       Binary Coded Decimal
325)    B-CHANNEL Bearer Channel
326)    BCL       Batch Command Language
327)    BCN       Beacon
328)    BCNF          Boyce-Codd Normal Form
329)    BCP       Best Current Practice + Bulk Copy Program
330)    BCPL      Basic Computer Programming Language
331)     BCR       Byte Count Register
332)    BCS       Bar Code Sorter
333)     BDA       Bios Data Area
334)    BDC       Backup Domain Controller
335)     BDE       Borland Database Engine [Borland]
336)    BDLS      Bidirectional Loop Switching
337)     BDOS      Basic Disk Operating System
338)    BDR       Bus Device Request
339)    BDSL      (See DSL)
340)    BE        Below or Equal
341)     B2E       Business To Employees
342)    BECN      Backward Explicit Congestion Notification
343)    BEDO      Burst Extended Data Out
344)    BEEP           Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol
345)    BEL       Bell
346)    BELLCORE  Bell Communications Research
347)    BER       Basic Encoding Rules + Bit Error Rate
348)    BERT      Bit Error Rate Test/Tester
349)    BF        Bad Flag
350)    B/F       Background/Foreground
351)     .BFC      Briefcase (file name extension) [Microsoft]
352)    BFF       Binary File Format [IBM]
353)     BFT       Binary File Transfer
354)    BFTP      Batch FTP
355)     BGA       Ball Grid Array
356)    BGCOLOR   Background Color [HTML]
357)     BGE       Branch if Greater or Equal
358)    .BGI      Borland Graphic Interface (file name extension)
359)    BGP       Border Gateway Protocol
360)    BGT       Branch if Greater Than
361)     BHI       Branch if Higher
362)    BHIS      Branch if Higher or Same
363)    BI        Binary Input
364)    .BIB      Bibliography (file name extension)
365)    BiDi      Bi-Directional
366)    BIFET     Bipolar Field Effect Transistor
367)    BIFF      Binary Interchange File Format
368)    BIM       Beginning of Information Marker
369)    .BIN      Binary (file name extension)
370)    BINAC   * Binary Automatic Computer
371)     BIND      Berkeley Internet Name Domain
372)    BINHEX    Binary Hexadecimal
373)     BIOS      Basic Input/Output System
374)    BIS       Business Information System
375)     BISDN     Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network
376)    BIST      Built-In Self-Test
377)     BiSYNC    (See BSYNC)
378)    BIT       Binary Digit
379)    BITNET    Because It's Time Network
380)    BITNIC    Bitnet Network Information Center
381)     BIU       Bus Interface Unit
382)    BIW       Business Intelligence Warehouse [SAP]
383)    BIX       Byte Information Exchange (BBS)
384)    .BIZ      Businesses (Domain Name) [Internet]
385)    .BK!      Backup (file name extension) [WordPerfect]
386)    .B~K      Backup (file name extension)
387)    BKSP      Backspace
388)    BL        Backlit + Bit Line
389)    BLAST     Blocked Asynchronous Transmission (protocol)
390)    [Communications Research Group]
391)     .BLD      BASIC Bload Graphics (file name extension)
392)    BLE       Branch if Less or Equal
393)    BLER      Block Error
394)    BLK       Block
395)    BLMC      Buried Logic Macrocell
396)    BLOB      Binary Large Object
397)    BLOS      Branch if Lower Or Same
398)    BMI       Branch if Minus
399)    BMIC      BusMaster Interface Controller [Intel]
400)    BMP       Basic Mapping Support + Batch Message Processing Program
401)     .BMP      Bitmap (file name extension) [Paintbrush Format]
402)    BNC       Bayonet Neill-Concelman (connector used with
403)    coaxial cable invented by Mr. Neill-Concelman)
404)    BNE       Branch if Not Equal
405)    BNF       Backus-Naur Form (also Backus-Normal Form) [developed by
406)    John Backus and Peter Naur]
407)    BNS       Backbone Network Service
408)    BO        Binary Output
409)    BOA             Basic Object Adapter
410)     BOB       Break-out Box
411)      BOC       Basic Operator Console
412)     BOF       Beginning Of File
413)     BOM       Basic Online Memory [IBM] + Beginning Of Message
414)     BOND      Bandwidth On Demand
415)     BOOTP     Bootstrap Protocol [Internet]
416)     BOPS      Billion Operations Per Second
417)     BORPQU    Borland Pro Quattro
418)     BORQU     Borland Quattro
419)     BOS       Basic Operating System
420)    BOT       Beginning Of Table + Beginning of Tape + Robot
421)     BP        Base Pointer
422)    BPB       BIOS Parameter Block
423)    BPDU      Bridge Protocol Data Unit
424)    BPI       Bits Per Inch
425)    BPL       Branch if Plus
426)    BPP       Bits Per Pixel
427)    BPR             Business Process Re-engineering [Linux]
428)    BPS       Bits Per Second + Bytes Per Second
429)    BPSK      Binary Phase Shift Keying
430)    BR        Bad Register
431)     BRGC      Binary Reflected Gray Code
432)    BRI       Basic Rate Interface + Brain Response Interface
433)    BS        Backspace
434)    BSAM      Basic Sequential Access Method
435)    BSC       Binary Synchronous Communication
436)    .BSC      Boyan Script (file name extension) [Boyan Communications]
437)    BSCS      Bachelor of Science (Degree) in Computer Science
438)    BSD       Berkely Software/Standard Distribution
439)    BSF       Bit Scan Forward
440)    BSI       British Standards Institute
441)     BSM       Basic Storage Module [IBM]
442)    BSP       Bulk Synchronous Parallelism
443)    BSR       Bit Scan Reverse
444)    BS-RAM    Burst Static RAM
445)    BSS       Block Started by Symbol
446)    BSY       Busy
447)    BSYNC     Binary Synchronous Communications (protocol)
448)    BT        Bit Test
449)    BTAM      Basic Telecommunications Access Method [IBM]
450)    BTB       Branch Target Buffer
451)     BTC       Bit Test and Complement
452)    BTI              Business Type Identifier
453)    BTOA      Binary To ASCII
454)    BTP       Batch Transfer Program
455)    BTR       Bit Test and Reset
456)    BTS       Bit Test and Set
457)    BU        Branch Unit
458)    BUBL      Bulletin Board for Libraries [Janet]
459)    BUF       Buffer
460)    BUS       Broadcast and Unknown Server
461)     BVH       Base Video Handler
462)    BWM       Block-Write Mode
463)    B2X       Binary To Hexadecimal [REXX]
464)    BYTE      Binary Element String

C

465)    C         C Programming Language
466)    .C        C source code (file name extension) [C]
467)    CA        Collision  Avoidance
468)    CAB             Compressed Application Binary [Microsoft]
469)    .CAB      Cabinet (file name extension) [Microsoft]
470)    CAD       Computer Aided Design
471)     CADD      Computer Aided Design and Drafting
472)    CADE      Client/server Application Development Environment
473)    CAE       Client Application Enabler + Common Applications
474)    Environment + Computer Aided Engineering
475)    CAEN      Chemically Assembled Electronic Nanocomputer
476)    CAEX      Computer Aided Exploration
477)    CAG       Column Address Generator
478)    CAI       Computer Aided Instruction
479)    CAIRN     Collaborative Advanced Interagency Research Network
480)    CAL       Calendar + Client Access License +
481)     Computer Aided Learning
482)    CALS      Computer-Aided Acquisition in Logistic Support
483)    CAM       Common Access Method + Computer Aided Manufacturing +
484)    Contents Addressable Memory
485)    CAN       Cancel
486)    CANBUS    Conroller Area Network Bus
487)    CAP       Carrierless Amplitude and Phase-Modulation +
488)    Central Arbitration Point +
489)    Communication Application Platform +
490)    Competitive Access Provider +
491)     Computer Aided Publishing
492)    .CAP      Capture (file name extension)
493)    CAPD      Computing To Assist Persons With Disabilities [Johns
494)    Hopkins University]
495)    CAPE      Concurrent Art-to-Product Environment
496)    CAPS      Capitals (Upper Case Letters) +
497)    Cassette Programming System
498)    CAR             Committed Access Rate [Cisco]
499)    CARL      Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries [Internet]
500)    CAS       Column Address Select/Strobe +
501)     Communications Application Specification +
502)    Computer Aided Styling
503)    CASE      Computer Aided Software Engineering
504)    CASL      Crosstalk Application Scripting Language [DCA]
505)    CASS      Computer Assisted Search Service
506)    CASSIS    Classified and Search Support Information System
507)    CAT       Computer Adaptive Test + Computer Aided Testing +
508)    Computer Aided Tomography +
509)    Computer Aided Transcription + Concatenate
510)     .CAT      Catalog (file name extension)
511)      CATS      Computer Assisted Training System
512)     CAT SCAN  Computerized Axial Tomography Scan
513)     CATV      Community Antenna Television (this was the original
514)     name for what is now known as Cable TV)
515)     CAU       Controlled Access Unit
516)     CAV       Constant Angular Velocity
517)     CAVE      Computer Automatic Virtual Environment
518)     CBC       Cipher Block Chaining
519)     CBCR      Channel Byte Count Register
520)    CBDS      Connectionless Broadband Data Service
521)     CBEMA     Computer and Business Equipment
522)    Manufacturers Association
523)    CBGA      Ceramic Ball Grid Array
524)    CBI       Computer Based Instruction\Instrumentation
525)    CBL       Computer Based Learning
526)    .CBL      COBOL source code (file name extension)
527)    CBMS      Computer-Based Mail System
528)    CBR       Case Based Reasoning + Constant Bit Rate
529)    CBT       Computer Based Training
530)    CBW       Convert Byte to Word
531)     CBX       Computer-Controlled Branch Exchange
532)    CC        Cluster Controller
533)     CC:       Carbon Copy
534)    CCD       Charged-Coupled Device
535)     CCFT      Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tube
536)    CCI       Common Client Interface
537)     CCIE      Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert [Cisco]
538)    CCITT     Comite Consultatif International Telegraphique et
539)    Telephonique/ Consultative Committee for International
540)    Telegraph and Telephone
541)     CCL       Connection/Cursor Control Language
542)    CCM       Corba Component Mode
543)    CCP       Certified Computing Professional +
544)    Console Command Processor
545)    CCS       Common Command Set + Common Communications Services +
546)    Common Communications Support +
547)    Continuous Composite Servo
548)    .CCS      Color Calibration System (file name extension)
549)    CCSD      Cellular Circuit-Switched Data
550)    CCTLD       Country Code Top-Level Domain
551)     CD        Carrier Detect + Change Directory +
552)    Collision Detection + Color Display + Compact Disk
553)     C/D       Control Data
554)    C2D       Character To Decimal [REXX]
555)     CDA       Compound Document Architecture [DEC]
556)    .CDA      CD Audio Track (file name extension)
557)     CDBT      Compact Disk-Based Training
558)    CDC       Control Data Corporation
559)    CD_CHRDY  Card Channel Ready [IBM]
560)    CD-DA     Compact Disk -Digital Audio
561)     CDDI      Copper Distributed Data Interface
562)    CDE       Common Desktop Environment + Complex Data Entry
563)    CD-E      Compact Disk - Erasable
564)    CDF       Channel Definition Format
565)    .CDF      Comma Delimited Format (file name extension)
566)    CDFS      Compact Disc File System [Microsoft]
567)    CD+G      Compact Disk plus Graphics
568)    CD-I      Compact Disk - Interactive
569)    CDIA      Certified Document Imaging Architect
570)    CDL       Computer Design Language
571)     CDMA      Code Division Multiple Access
572)    CDMF      Commercial Data Masking Facility [IBM]
573)     CD-MO     Compact Disk - Magneto Optical
574)    CDOS      Concurrent Disk Operating System
575)     CDP     * Certificate In Data Processing (First certification
576)    for Computer Professionals)
577)     CDPD      Cellular Digital Packet Data
578)    CDR       Call Detail Record + Call Detail Recording +
579)    Common Data Representation
580)    .CDR           CorelDRAW (file name extension) [Corel]
581)     CD-R      Compact Disk - Recordable
582)    CDRAM     Cache DRAM
583)    CD-RDx    Compact Disk - Read Only Memory Data Exchange Standard
584)    CDRL      Contract Data Requirements List
585)    CD-ROM    Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
586)    CD-RTOS   Compact Disk - Real Time Operating System
587)    CD-RW     Compact Disk - Rewritable
588)    CDS       Current Directory Structure
589)    CDSA      Common Data Security Architecture
590)    CDSL      (See DSL)
591)     .CDT      Corel Draw Template (file name extension)
592)    CD-V      Compact Disk - Video
593)    CD-WO     Compact Disk - Write Once
594)    .CDX      Compound Index (file name extension) [Fox Pro]
595)    CD-XA     Compact Disk - Extended Architecture
596)    CE        Cache Enable + Chip Enable + Collision Elimination +
597)    Convert Enable
598)    CEG       Continuous Edge Graphics
599)    CEI       Conducted Electromagnetic Interference
600)    CELP      Card Edge Low Profile (socket) [Intel]
601)     CEMS      Constituent Electronic Mail System
602)    CEOP      Conditional End Of Page
603)    CER       Canonical Encoding Rules
604)    CERN      The European Particle Physics Laboratory (initials
605)    originally from Conseil Europien pour la Recherche
606)    Nucliaire)
607)    CERT      Computer Emergency Response Team
608)    CFB       Cipher Feedback + Configurable Function Block
609)    .CFG      Configuration (file name extension)
610)     CFM       Code Fragment Manager [Macintosh] +
611)      Cubic Feet Per Minute
612)     CFML      ColdFusion Markup Language
613)     CFR       Computerized Facial Recognition
614)     CFS       Caching/Common File System
615)     CFV       Call For Votes [Bitnet]
616)     CG        Control Gate
617)     CGA       Color Graphics Adapter
618)     CGE       Common Graphics Environment
619)     CGI       Computer Generated Images + Computer Graphics Interface
620)    CGI-BIN   Common Gateway Interface - Binary
621)     .CGM      Computer Graphics Metafile (file name extension) +
622)    Graph (file name extension) [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC]
623)    CGS       Continuous-Grain Silicon
624)    CHAP      Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol
625)    CHAR      Character
626)    CHAT      Conversational Hypertext Access Technology [Internet]
627)    CHCK      Channel Check
628)    CHCP      Change Code Page
629)     CHDIR     Change Directory
630)    CHFN      Change Finger [Unix]
631)     CHGRP     Change Group
632)    CHIPS     Clearinghouse Interbank Payments System
633)    .CHK      CHKDSK (file name extension)
634)    CHKDSK    Check Disk
635)    CHMOD     Change Mode
636)    CHOWN     Change Owner
637)    CHP       Chapter
638)    CHR       Character
639)    CHRP      Common Hardware Reference Platform
640)    CHS       Cylinder Head Sector
641)     CHTML     Compressed HTML
642)    CI        Component Interface
643)    CIA       Current Instruction Address
644)    CIAC      Computer Incident Advisory Capability
645)    CICS/VS   Customer Information Control System/
646)    Virtual Storage [IBM]
647)    CID       Charge-Injection Device +
648)    Configuration/Installation/Distribution
649)    CIDR      Classless Inter-Domain Routing
650)    CIF       Common Interchange/Intermediate Format +
651)     Crystallographic Information File +
652)    Customer Information Feed
653)    CIFS      Common Internet File System
654)    CIM       Common Information Model +
655)    CompuServe Information Manager +
656)    Computer Integrated Manufacturing
657)    CIO       Chief Information Officer
658)    CIOCS     Communication Input/Output Control System
659)    CIP       Command Interface Port + Common Indexing Protocol
660)    CIR       Committed Information Rate
661)     CIRC      Circular Reference +
662)    Cross-Interleaved Reed-Solomon Code
663)    CIS       Card Information Structure + Client Information System +
664)    CompuServe Information Service +
665)    Computer Information Systems + Contact Image Sensor +
666)    Customer Information System
667)    CISC      Complex Instruction Set Computing
668)    CIT       Computer-Integrated Telephony
669)    CIVR      Computer and Interactive Voice Response
670)    CIW             Certified Internet Webmaster
671)     CIX       Commercial Internet Exchange +
672)    Compulink Information Exchange
673)    CJLI      Command Job Language Interpreter
674)    CKD       Count Key Data (device)
675)    CLAR      Channel Local Address Register
676)    CLASS     Client Access to Systems and Services +
677)    Cooperative Library Agency for Systems and Services +
678)    Custom Local-Area Signaling Services
679)    CLC       Clear Carry Flag
680)    CLD       Clear Direction Flag
681)     CLEC      Competitive Local Exchange Carrier
682)    CLI       Call-Level Interface + Clear Interrupt Flag +
683)    Client Library Interface + Command Line Interface
684)    CLIB      C Library
685)    CLID      Calling Line Identification
686)    CLIST     Command List
687)    CLK       Clock
688)    CLNP      Connectionless Network Protocol
689)    CLOS      Common Lisp Object System
690)    CLP       Cell Loss Priority + Constraint Logic Programming
691)     .CLP      Clipboard (file name extension) [Windows]
692)    CLS       Clear Screen
693)    CLSID     Class Identifier
694)    CLTP      Connectionless Transport Protocol
695)    CLTS      Clear Task Switch Flag
696)    CLTV      Constant Linear Time Velocity
697)    CLUI      Command Line User Interface
698)    CLUT      Color Look-Up Table
699)    CLV       Constant Linear Velocity
700)    CM        Centimeter + Control Mark + Corrective Maintenance
701)     CMA       Concert Multi-thread Architecture
702)    CMC       Common Mail Calls + Common Messaging Calls +
703)    Communication Management Configuration +
704)    Complement Carry Flag +
705)    Computer-Mediated Communication [Internet]
706)    CMD       Circuit Mode Data
707)    .CMD      Command (file name extension)
708)    CMF       Creative Music Format
709)    CNIDR     Clearinghouse for Network Information and
710)     Discovery and Retrieval [Internet]
711)      CMIP      Common Management Information Protocol
712)     CMIS      Common Management Information Services/System
713)     CML       Chemical Markup Language + Conceptual Modelling Language +
714)     Computer Managed Learning + Current Mode Logic
715)     CMM       Capability Maturity Model
716)     CMMS      Computerized Maintenance Management Software
717)     CMMU      Cache/Memory Management Unit [Motorola]
718)     CMOS      Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
719)     CMOV      Conditional Move
720)    CMP       Compare + Computer
721)     CMPS      Compare word String
722)    CMS       Code Management System + Compiler Monitor System +
723)    Conversation Monitor System
724)    CMVC      Configuration Management Version Control [IBM]
725)    CMW       Compartmented Mode Workstation
726)    CMY       Cyan-Magenta-Yellow (color model)
727)    CMYK      Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black (color model)
728)    CNA       Certified NetWare/Network Administrator
729)    CNAPS     Co-Processing Node Architecture for Parallel Systems
730)    CNC       Computerized Numerical Control
731)     CNE       Certified NetWare Engineer
732)    .CNF      Configuration (file name extension)
733)     CNG       Calling (tone)
734)    CNI       Certified Novell Instructor [Novell]
735)     CNIDR     Clearinghouse for Networked Information and
286           Discovery and Retrieval [Internet]
736)    CNN       Composite Network Node
737)     CNR       Carrier to Noise Ratio
738)    CNSS      Core Nodal Switching Subsystem [Internet]
739)    .CNT      Contents (file name extension)
740)    CNV       Conventional (pertaining to Memory)
741)     CNVT      Convert
742)    CNX       Certified Network Expert
743)    CO        Central Office + Command Output + Convert Out
744)    COAST     Card On A Stick (module)
745)    COAX      Coaxial Cable
746)    COB       Chip-On-Board
747)    .COB      COBOL source code (file name extension)
748)    COBOL     Common Business-oriented Language (See HLL)
749)    .COD      Code List (file name extension)
750)    CODASYL * Conference on Data System Languages (Group that
751)     designed COBOL)
752)    CODE      Client-Server Open Development Environment
753)     CODEC     Coder/Decoder + Compression/Decompression
754)    COEM      Commercial Original Equipment Manufacturer
755)     COFF      Common Object File Format [Unix]
756)    COGO      Coordinate Geometry (Programming Language)
757)     COL       Collision + Computer Oriented Language
758)    COLD      Computer Output to Laser Disk
759)    COLL      Collision
760)    COM       Component Object Model [Microsoft] +
761)     Computer Output Microfilm
762)    .COM      Command (file name extension) +
763)    Commercial Business (Domain Name) [Internet]
764)    COM1      First serial Port (asynchronous port)
765)    COM2      Second serial Port
766)    COM3      Third serial Port
767)    COM4      Fourth serial Port
768)    COMDEX    Computer Dealers Exposition
769)    COMET     Cornell Macintosh Terminal Emulator
770)    COMM      Communications
771)     COMP      Compare
772)    COMP.     Computers [USENET Newsgroup Category]
773)     COMSAT    Communications Satellite Corporation
774)    CON       Console (includes Keyboard and Screen)
775)     COND      Condition
776)    CONFIG    Configuration
777)     CONS      Connection-Oriented Network Service
778)    CONTONE   Continuous Tone
779)    .COOP        Cooperatives-Business (Domain Name) [Internet]
780)    COPICS    Communications Oriented Production Information
781)     and Control System [IBM]
782)    COR       Common Object Runtime
783)    CORBA     Common Object Request Broker Architecture
784)    CoREN     Corporation for Research and Enterprise Network
785)    COS       Compatible Operating System
786)    COSE      Combined Office Standard Environment +
787)    Common Open Software/Systems Environment
788)    COSMIC    Computer Software Management and Information
789)    Center [NASA]
790)    COSMOS    Computer System for Mainframe Operations
791)     COSS      Common Object Services Specification
792)    COTS      Commercial Off-The-Shelf (software)
793)    CP        Copy Protected
794)    CPA       Certified Public Accountant + Cost Per Action
795)    CPAN          Comprehensive Perl Archive Network
796)    CPC       Constant Point Calculation + Cost Per Click
797)    CPCS      Check Processing Control System [IBM]
798)    CPE       Central Processing Element +
799)    Customer Premises Equipment +
800)    Customer Provided Equipment
801)     .CPE      Cover Page (file name extension)
802)    CPFR           Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment
803)    CPG       Clock Pulse Generator
804)    CPI       Characters Per Inch + Clock Per Instruction +
805)    Common Programming Interface [IBM]
806)    .CPI      Code Page Information (file name extension) [MS-DOS]
807)    CPI-C     Common Programming Interface for Communications [IBM]
808)    CPIO      Copy In and Out [Unix]
809)    CPL       Current Privilege Level
810)     .CPL      Control Panel (file name extension)
811)      CPLD      Complex Programmable Logic Device
812)     CPM       Critical Path Method
813)     CP/M      Control Program for Microcomputers [Digital Research]
814)     CPS       Characters Per Second + Cycles Per Second
815)     CPT       Command Pass Through
816)     CPU       Central Processing Unit
817)     CPW       Commercial Processing Workload [IBM]
818)     CR        Carriage Return
819)     CRAM      Cyberspatial Reality Advancement Movement
820)    CRAYON    Create Your Own Newspaper
821)     CRC       Cyclic Redundancy Check
822)    .CRD      Cardfile (file name extension) +
823)    Chord (music file name extension)
824)    CREN      Computer Research Education Network +
825)    Corporation for Research and Education Networking
826)    CRF       Cable Retransmission Facility + Cross Reference File
827)    CRI       Color Reproduction Indices
828)    CR/LF     Carriage Return/Line Feed
829)    CRM       Customer Relationship Management
830)    CROM      Control Read Only Memory
831)     CRT       Cathode Ray Tube
832)    CRTC      CRT Controller
833)    CRUD      Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete
834)    CS        Chip Select + Clear to Send + Code Segment
835)    C/S       Client/Server
836)    CSA       Calendaring and Scheduling API [IBM]
837)    CSAR      Channel System Address Register
838)    CSCW      Computer Supported Cooperative Work
839)    CSD       Circuit-Switched Data +
840)    Computer Services Department +
841)     Corrective Service Diskette [IBM]
842)    CSDS      Circuit Switched Data Service
843)    CSE       Certified System Engineer
844)    CSFI      Communication Subsystem For Interconnection
845)    CSG       Constructive Solid Geometry +
846)    Consulting Services Group [Lotus]
847)    CSI       Command Sequence Introducer + CompuServe Incorporated
848)    CSID      Call Subscriber ID
849)    CSL       Computer Sensitive Language
850)    CSLIP     Compressed Serial Line Interface Protocol [Internet]
851)     CSM       Code Set Map (file) + Communications Services Manager
852)    CSMA/CA   Carrier Sense Multiple Access/with Collision Avoidance
853)    CSMA/CD   Carrier Sense Multiple Access/with Collision Detection
854)    CSMS      Customer Support Management System
855)    CSN       Card-Select Number
856)    CSNET     Computer Science Network
857)    CSO       Central Services Organization
858)    CSP       Certified Systems Professional +
859)    Chip-Scale Packaging +
860)    Commercial Service Provider +        
286           Commercial Subroutine Package +
861)     CompuCom Speed Protocol [CompuCom] +
862)    Communicating Sequential Processes +
863)    Cross System Product [IBM]
864)    CSPDN     Circuit Switched Public Data Network
865)    CSRAM     Custom Static RAM
866)    CSS     * Continuous System Simulator (Language)
867)    CSS       Cascading Style Sheet [Microsoft] +
868)    Contact Start-Stop + Content Scrambling System
869)    CSSM      Client-Server Systems Management [IBM]
870)    CS/SS     Card Service/Socket Service
871)     CSTA      Computer-Supported Telephony Applications
872)    CSU       Channel Service/Switching Unit
873)    CSV       Circuit-Switched Voice +
874)    Comma-Separated Value/Variable +
875)    Common Services Verbs (interface) [Microsoft]
876)    C&T       Chips and Technologies
877)    CTB       Cipher Type Byte
878)    CTC       Channel To Channel
879)    CTCP      Client-To-Client Protocol
880)    CTI       Computer-Telephony Integration
881)     CTOS      Computerized Tomography Operating System +
882)    Convergent Technologies Operating System
883)    CTPA      Coax-to-Twisted-Pair Adapter
884)    CTRCO   * Calculating,Tabulating,Recording Company (The name of
885)    this company was changed to "International Business
886)    Machines" by Thomas J. Watson, Sr.)
887)    CTRL      Control
888)    CTS       Clear To Send + Computer Telephony Solution [IBM] +
889)    Customer Telephone System
890)    CTSS    * Compatible Time Sharing System
891)     CUA       Common User Access [IBM]
892)    CUB       Cursor Backward
893)    CUD       Cursor Down
894)    CUE       Custom Updates and Extras (card) [Egghead Software]
895)    CUF       Cursor Forward
896)    CUI       Character-Oriented User Interface + Common User Interface [IBM]
897)    CUP       Cursor Position
898)    CUPID     Completely Universal Processor I/O Design [AST]
899)    .CUR      Cursor (file name extension)
900)    CUSIP     Committee for Uniform Security Identification Procedures [U.S. Treasury]
901)     CUT       Control Unit Terminal
902)    CUTE      Clarkston University Terminal Emulator
903)    CUU       Cursor Up
904)    CVF       Compressed Volume File
905)    CVGA      Color Video Graphics Array
906)    CVIA      Computer Virus Industry Association
907)    CVT       Convert
908)    CVW       CodeView for Windows
909)    CWA            Competitive Web Analysis
910)     CWD       Convert Word to Double Word + Change Working Directory [Internet]
911)      CWIS      Campus Wide Information Service/System [Internet] +
912)     Community Wide Information Service/System [Internet]
913)     C2X       Character To Hexadecimal [REXX]
914)     CXML         Commerce Extensible Markup Language
915)     CYL       Cylinder
916)     CYMK      Cyan-Yellow-Magenta-Black (color model)

D...

917)     D/A       Digital to Analog
918)     DAA       Data Access Arrangement +
919)     Decimal Adjust for Addition
920)    DAB       Digital Audio Broadcasting
921)     DAC       Data Acquisition and Control + Device Access Code +
922)    Digital to Analog Converter +
923)    Dual Attachment Concentrator
924)    DACL      Discretionary Access Control List
925)    DAD       Desktop Application Director [Borland]
926)    DAE       Digital Audio Extraction
927)    DAI       Distributed Artificial Intelligence
928)    DAL       Data Access Language [Apple Computer] +
929)    Disk Access Lockout
930)     DAM       Data Acquisition and Monitoring
931)     DAMPS     Digital AMPS
932)    DAO       Data Access Object [Microsoft]
933)    DAP       Data Access Protocol [DEC] +
934)    Developer Assistance Program
935)    DAPIE     Developers Application Programming Interface Extensions
936)    DARI      Database Application Remote Interface [IBM]
937)    DARMS     Digital Alternate Realization of Musical Symbols
938)    DART      Digital Audio Reconstruction Technology
939)    DAS       Decimal Adjust for Subtraction +
940)    Dual-Attached Station
941)     DASD      Direct Access Storage Device [IBM]
942)    DAT       Digital Audio Tape + Disk Array Technology
943)    .DAT      Data (file name extension)
944)    DATACOM   Data Communications
945)    DAV       Digital Audio-Video
946)    DAVIC     Digital Audio-Visual Council
947)    dB        Decibel
948)    DB        Data Base + Data Buffer + Device Bay
949)    dBA       Adjusted Decibel
950)    .dba             Date Book Archive (file name extension) [Palm]
951)     DBC       Device Bay Controller
952)    DBCS      Delivery Bar Code Sorter + Double-Byte Character Set
953)    .DBF      Database (file name extension)
954)    DBIS      Dun & Bradstreet Information Services
955)    DBM       Data Base Manager
956)    DBMS      Data Base Management System
957)    DBR       DOS Boot Record
958)    DBS       Data Base Server +
959)    Direct (to home) Broadcast (satellite) System
960)    DBV       Digital Broadcast Video
961)     DBWR        Database Writer [Oracle]
962)    DB2       Database 2
963)    DC        Data Collection + Data Communication + Data Control +
964)    Device Control + Direct Current
965)    D2C       Decimal To Character [REXX]
966)    DCA       Digital Communications Associates +
967)    Document Content Architecture [IBM]
968)    DCAF      Distributed Console Access Facility [IBM]
969)    DCAM      Digital Camera + Direct Chip Attach Module
970)    DCB       Device Control Block + Disk Coprocessor Board [Novell]
971)     DCC       Data Country Code + Digital Command Control +
972)    Digital Compact Cassette + Direct Cable/Client Connection
973)    + Display Combination Code
974)    DCD       Data Carrier Detect
975)    DCE       Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment +
976)    Data Communications Equipment +
977)    Distributed Computing Environment [OSF] +
978)    Distributed Computing Equipment
979)    DCED      Distributed Computing Environment Daemon
980)    DCF       Data Communication Facility [IBM] +
981)     Data Compression Facility +
982)    Data Count Field [IBM] +
983)    Driver Configuration File [Lotus]
984)    D-CHANNEL Data Channel
985)    DCI       Display Control Interface
986)    DCL       Data Control Language + Declaration +
987)    DEC Command Language [DEC] +
988)    Device Clear + Digital Control Logic +
989)    Digital Command Language [Digital]
990)    DCML         Dynamic Configuration Markup Language
991)     DCOM      Distributed Component Object Model
992)    DCP             Device Control Protocol +
993)    Digital Light Processing [TI]
994)    DCS       Data Collection System + Data Control System +
995)    Desktop Color Separation + Distributed Control System
996)    DCT       Discrete Cosine Transform
997)    .DCT      Dictionary (file name extension)
998)    DCU       Data-Cache Unit
999)    DD        Day + Digital Display + Double Density
1000) DDA       Distributed Data Access + Domain-Defined Attribute
1001)  DDB       Device Dependent Bitmap + Device Descriptor Block
1002) DDC       Digital Data Channel [VESA] + Display Data Channel
1003)  DDCMP     Digital Data Communications Message Protocol [DEC]
1004) DDC1      Display Data Channel One
1005)  DDCS      Distributed Database Connection Services [IBM]
1006) DDD       Direct Distance Dialing
1007)  DDE       Direct Data Entry + Dynamic Data Exchange [Microsoft]
1008) DDEML     Dynamic Data Exchange Manager Library [Microsoft]
1009) DDF       Display Data Channel + Dynamic Data Formatting [IBM]
1010)  DDI       Device Driver Interface +
1011)   Digital Document Interchange + Direct Dial In
1012)  DDK       Device Driver Kit [Microsoft Windows]
1013)   DDL       Data Definition Language + Data Description Language
1014)  DDM       Distributed Data Management
1015)   DDN       Defense Data Network
1016)  DDNS      Dynamic Domain Naming System
1017)   DDP       Datagram Delivery Protocol +
1018)  Distributed Data Processing
1019)  DDR       Dynamic Document Review [Symantec]
1020) DDR-SDRAM Double Data Rate-SDRAM
1021)  DDS       Data Description Specification +
1022) Digital Dataphone Service [AT&T] + Design Data Sheet +
1023)  Digital Data Storage + Distributed Database Services
1024) DDX       Digital Data Exchange
1025)  DE        Device End
1026) DEA       Data Encryption Algorithm
1027)  DEC       Decrement + Device Clear + Digital Equipment Corporation
1028) DECNET    Digital Equipment Corporation Networking (protocol)
1029) DEF       Desktop Functional Equivalent [Compaq]
1030)  .DEF      Definitions + Defaults (file name extensions)
1031)   DEFRAG    Defragment
1032)  DEK       Data Encryption Key
1033)  DEL       Delete
1034)  DELSTR    Delete String [REXX]
1035)  .DEM      Demonstration (file name extension)
1036)  DEN            Directory Enabled Network +
1037)  Document Enabled Networking [Novell-Xerox]
1038)  DER       Distinguished Encoding Rules
1039)  DES       Data Encryption Standard + Data Entry Sheet
1040) .DES      Description (file name extension)
1041)  DET       Device Execute Trigger
1042) DEV       Device
1043)  DF        Data Field + Default + Destination Field +
1044) Device Flag + Double Flag
1045)  DFC       Data Flow Control
1046) DFD            Data Flow Diagram
1047)  DFDR      Digital Flight Data Recorder
1048) DFM       Design For Manufacturability [IBM]
1049) DFP       Digital Flat Panel
1050)  DFS       Distributed File System
1051)   DFSMS     Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem [IBM]
1052)  DFT       Design For Testability + Diagnostic Function Test +
1053)  Discrete Fourier Transform +
1054)  Distributed Function Terminal
1055)  DFU       Data File Utility
1056)  DGIS      Direct Graphics Interface Standard
1057)  DHCP      Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
1058)  DHL       Dynamic Head Loading
1059)  .DHP      Dr. Halo PIC (file name extension)
1060) DHTML     Dynamic HTML
1061)  DI        Data In + Destination Index
1062) DIA       Document Interchange Architecture [IBM]
1063)  DIB       Device Independent Bitmap +
1064) Directory Information Base +
1065)  Dual Independent Bus [Intel]
1066) DIBOL     DEC Business Oriented Language
1067)  .DIC      Dictionary (file name extension)
1068) DID       Direct Inward Dialing
1069) DIDS      Distributed Intrusion Detection System
1070)  DIF       Data Interchange Format
1071)   DIFFSENS  Differential Sense
1072)  DIIP      Direct Interrupt Identification Port
1073)  DIMM      Dual In-Line Memory Module
1074)  DIN       Deutsche Industrie Norm (German equivalent of EIA)
1075)  DIO       Data Input-Output
1076)  DIP       Dialup Internet Protocol [Internet] +
1077)  Digital Imaging Processing +
1078)  Dual In-line Package + Dual In-line Pin
1079)  DIR       Directory (file)
1080) DIS       Draft International Standard +
1081)  Dynamic Impedance Stabilization [CompuCom]
1082) DISA      Data Interchange Standards Association +
1083)  Direct Inward System Access
1084) DISP      Displacement (offset)
1085)  DIT       Directory Information Tree
1086) DIV       Divide
1087)  DIVE      Direct Interface Video Extension [OS/2 Warp]
1088) DIVX      Digital Video Express
1089) DIW       D-Inside Wire [AT&T]
1090) .DIZ      Description In Zip (file name extension)
1091)  DL        Download (also D/L)
1092) DL/1      Data Manipulation Language 1 [IBM]
1093)  DLB       Dynamic Load Balancing
1094) DLC       Data Link Control (protocol) [IBM] +
1095)  Distributed Loop Carrier
1096) DLCI      Data Link Connection Identifier
1097)  DLD       Display List Driver
1098) DLE       Data Link Escape
1099) DLL       Dynamic Link Library
1100)  DLM       Distributed Lock Manager + Dynamic Link Module
1101)   DLP       Digital Light Processing [TI]
1102)  DLPI           Data Link Provider Interface
1103)   DLR       DOS LAN Requester
1104)  DLS       Data Link Switching [IBM]
1105)   DLT       Digital Linear Tape
1106)  DM        Distributed Memory
1107)   DMA       Direct Memory Access/Addressing +
1108)  Document Management Alliance
1109)  DMAC      DMA Controller
1110)   DMACS     Distributed Manufacturing Automation & Control Software
1111)    DMD       Digital Micromirror Device [TI]
1112)   DME       Direct Memory Execution +
1113)    Distributed Management Environment
1114)   DMF       Distribution Media Format [Microsoft]
1115)    DMI       Desktop Management Interface
1116)   DML       Data Manipulation Language
1117)    DMM       Digital Multimeter
1118)   DMMS      Dynamic Memory Management System
1119)   DMOS      Double-diffused Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
1120)  DMP       Dot Matrix Printer
1121)   DMPC      Distributed Memory Parallel Computer
1122)  DMPP      Distributed Memory Parallel Processor
1123)   DMQS      Display Mode Query and Set [IBM]
1124)  DMS       Data Management Software + Data/Document
1125)   Management System
1126)  DMSD      Digital Multistandard Decoding
1127)   DMSS      Distributed Mass Storage System
1128)  DMT       Digital/Discrete Multi-Tone
1129)  DMTF      Desktop Management Task Force
1130)   DMY       Day Month Year
1131)    DN        Down
1132)   DNA            Deoxyribonucleic Acid
1133)   DNC       Direct Numerical Control
1134)   DNIC      Data Network Identification Code
1135)   DNIS      Dialed Number Identification Service
1136)   DNS       Domain Naming System
1137)   DO        Data Out + Distributed Objects
1138)   .DOC      Document + Documentation (file name extensions)
1139)   DOCIS        Data Over Cable-Service Interface Specification
1140)  DOCSV     Data Over Circuit-Switched Voice
1141)   DOE       Distributed Objects Everywhere
1142)  DOIP      Dial Other Internet Providers [IBM]
1143)   DO-IT     Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and
1144)  Technology
1145)   DOLAP       Desktop OLAP
1146)  DOM       Document Object Model [W3C]
1147)   DOMF      Distributed Object Management Facility
1148)  DOS       Disk Operating System
1149)  DOSEM     DOS Emulation
1150)   .DOT           Document Template (file name extension)
1151)    DOV       Data Over Voice
1152)   DOW       Day Of Week
1153)   DP        Data Processing
1154)   DPA       Demand Protocol Architecture [3Com] +
1155)   Document Printing Architecture
1156)   DPAM      Demand Priority Access Method
1157)   DPAREN    Data Parity Enable [IBM]
1158)   DPB       Drive Parameter Block
1159)   DPC       Direct Program Control
1160)  DPI       Distributed Protocol Interface + Dots Per Inch
1161)   DPL       Descriptor Privilege Level
1162)  DPM       Digital Panel Meter
1163)   DPMA      Data Processing Management Association
1164)  DPMI      DOS Protected Mode Interface [Microsoft]
1165)   DPMS      Display Power Management Support
1166)  DPO       Data Phase Optimization
1167)   DPS       Document Processing System
1168)  DPSK      Differential Phase Shift Keying
1169)  DPtoTP    Display Coordinates to Tablet Coordinates
1170)   (converting)
1171)    DQDB      Distributed Queue Dual Bus
1172)   DQL       Data Query Language
1173)   DR        Data Received
1174)   D/R       Direct or Reverse
1175)   DRAM      Dynamic Random Access Memory
1176)   DRAW      Direct Read After Write
1177)   DR.BOND   Dial-up Router Bandwidth On Demand [NEC]
1178)   DRDA      Distributed Relational Database  Algorithm/Architecture [IBM]
1179)   DR-DOS    Digital Research-Disk Operating System
1180)  DRDW      Direct Read During Write
1181)   DRI       Declarative Referential Integrity +
1182)  Digital Research Incorporated
1183)   DRM       Digital Rights/Distributed Resource Management
1184)  DRO       Data Request Output + Destructive Read-Out
1185)   DRS       Document Registration System
1186)  .DRS      Driver Resource (file name extension) [WordPerfect]
1187)   DRV       Drive
1188)  .DRV      Device Driver (file name extension) (Also see .DVR)
1189)  .DRW      Draw + Drawing (file name extensions)
1190)  DS        Data Segment + Data Send + Data Server + Double Sided
1191)   D/S       Dhrystone Per Second
1192)  DSA       Digital Signature Algorithm + Directory System Agent
1193)   DSAP      Destination Service Access Point
1194)  DSD       Direct Stream Digital [Sony-Philips]
1195)   DSDD      Double Sided, Double Density (diskette)
1196)  DSE       Data Storage Equipment
1197)   DSEA      Display Station Emulation Adapter
1198)  DSECT     Dummy Control Section
1199)  DSHD      Double Sided, High Density (diskette)
1200) DSIS      Distributed Support Information Standard
1201)  DSL       Digital Subscriber Line
                                                    i.                      ADSL        Asymmetric DSL
                                                  ii.                      BDSL        Broadband DSL
                                                 iii.                      CDSL        Consumer DSL [Rockwell]
                                                 iv.                      FDSL        Fixed Directory Subscriber List
                                                   v.                      HDSL       High-Bit-Rate DSL +
a.       High-Data-Rate DSL
                                                 vi.                      IDSL         Integrated Services Digital Network DSL
                                                vii.                      RDSL        Rate-Adaptive DSL
                                              viii.                      SDSL        Single-Line DSL +
a.       Symmetric DSL
                                                 ix.                      VDSL        Very-High-Bit-Rate DSL
                                                   x.                      VADSL     Very-High-Rate Asymmetric DSL
                                                 xi.                      VDSL        Very-High-Data-Rate DSL
1202) DSL       Dynamic Simulation Language
1203)  DSLAM     Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
1204) DSM       Distributed Shared Memory
1205)  DSMA      Digital Sense Multiple Access
1206) DSN       Delivery Service Notification
1207)  DSOM      Distributed System Object Model
1208) DSP       Digital Signal Processing/Processor +
1209) Directory Synchronization Protocol [Lotus]
1210)  DSPT      Display Station Pass-Thru [IBM]
1211)   DSQD      Double Sided, Quad Density (diskette)
1212)  DSR       Data Set Ready + Device Status Register +
1213)   Device Status Report
1214)  DSS       Decision Support System + Digital Signature Standard +
1215)   Direct Station Selector
1216)  DSSI      Digital Standard Systems Interconnect [DEC]
1217)   DSSS      Direct-Sequencing Spread Spectrum
1218)  DSSSL     Document Style Semantics and Specifications Language
1219)  DSTN      Double Supertwisted Nematic
1220) DSU       Data Service/Switching Unit + Digital Service Unit
1221)  DSVD      Digital Simultaneous Voice and Data
1222) DSW       Data Status Word + Device Status Word
1223)  DSX       Digital Signals Cross-Connect
1224) D2T2      Dye Diffusion Thermal Transfer (printing)
1225)  DTA       Disk Transfer Area
1226) .DTA      Data (file name extension)
1227)  DTC       Desktop Conferencing
1228) DTD       Document Type Definition
1229) DTE       Data Terminal Equipment + Dumb Terminal Emulator
1230)  DTF       Distributed Test Facility
1231)   DTL       Dialogue Tag Language [IBM] + Diode-Transistor Logic
1232)  DTM       Digital Terrain Mapping
1233)  DTMF      Data Tone Multiple Frequency + Dual Tone Multifrequency
1234)  DTP       Desktop Publishing + Distributed Transaction Process
1235)  DTR       Data Terminal Ready + Data Transfer Rate
1236)  DTS             Distributed Traffic Shaping [Cisco]
1237)  DTSS      Dartmouth Time Sharing System
1238)  DTV       Desktop Video + Digital Television
1239)  DTVC      Desktop Video Conferencing
1240) DU        Disk Usage
1241)  DUA       Directory User Agent
1242) DUAT      Direct User Access Terminal
1243)  DUN       Dial-Up Networking [Microsoft]
1244) DUNCE     Dial Up Network Connection Enhancement
1245)  DV        Digital Video
1246) .DV       DESQview Script (file name extension)
1247)  DVC       Desktop Video Conferencing + Digital Video Camera
1248) DVD       Digital Video Disk
1249) DVD-R     Digital Video Disk-Recordable
1250)  DVD-RAM   Digital Versatile Disc-RAM
1251)   DVD-ROM   Digital Versatile Disc-ROM
1252)  DVE       Digital Video Effect
1253)  DVI       Digital Video Interactive + Digital Visual Interface
1254)  .DVI      Device Independent (file name extension)
1255)  DVM       Digital Volt Meter
1256)  DVMRP     Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol [Internet]
1257)  DVR       Digital Video Recorder
1258)  .DVR      Device Driver (file name extension) (Also see .DRV)
1259)  DW        Data Warehousing
1260) DWDM      Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexer
1261)  DWG       Drawing
1262) DWMT      Discrete Wavelet Multitone
1263)  D2X       Decimal To Hexadecimal [REXX]
1264) .DXB      Drawing Interchange Binary (file name extension)
1265)  [AutoCAD]
1266) DXC       Data Exchange Control
1267)  DXF       Data Exchange File + Drawing Exchange Format
1268) DXI       Data Exchange Interface
1269) DYNSLT     Dynamic Select [IBM]
1270)  DYNSRC    Dynamic Source

E...

1271)   EA        Effective Address + Extended Attribute [OS/2]
1272)  EAI              Enterprise Application Integration
1273)  EAR       External Access Register
1274)  EARN      European Academic Research Network
1275)  EAROM     Electrically Alterable Read Only Memory
1276)  EARS      Electronic Access to Reference Services +
1277)  Electronic Authoring and Routing System [DEC] +
1278)  Explicit Archive and Retrieval System [Langley Research]
1279)  EATA      Enhanced AT Bus Attachment
1280) EAX       Environmental Audio Extensions [Creative]
1281)  EB        Exabyte (1,024 petabytes)
1282) (One Billion Billion characters of information)
1283)  EBC       EISA Bus Controller
1284) EBCT      Electron Beam Computed Tomography
1285)  EBCDIC    Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code [IBM]
1286) EBI       Equivalent Background Input +
1287)  Extended Background Investigation
1288) EBFM - Electronic Business Flow Management
1289) EBNF      Extended Backus-Naur Form
1290) EBOOK      Electronic Book
1291)  EBPP           Electric Bill Presentment and Payment
1292) EBT       Electronic Benefits Transfer
1293)  EC        Electronic Commerce + Error Control
1294) ECAL      Enjoy Computing And Learn
1295)  ECAT      Electronic Card Assembly and Test [IBM]
1296) ECB       Electronic Codebook + Event Control Block
1297)  ECC       Elliptic Curve Crypto + Error Check Code +
1298) Error Checking and Correction + Error Correction Code
1299) ECD       Enhanced Color Display + Enhanced Compact Disk
1300)  ECHO      European Commission Host Organization [Internet]
1301)   ECI       External Call Interface
1302)  ECL       Emitter Coupled Logic
1303)  ECM       Electronic Control Module
1304)  ECMA      European Computer Manufacturers Association
1305)  ECN             Electronic Communications Network
1306)  ECNE      Enterprise Certified NetWare Engineer [Novell]
1307)  ECP       Enhanced/Extended Capabilities Port [Microsoft]
1308)  ECS       Enhanced Chip Set
1309)  ECTL      Electronic Communal Temporal Lobe
1310)   ECU       EISA Configuration Utility
1311)    ED        Erase Display
1312)   EDA       Electronic Design Automation +
1313)   Embedded Document Architecture [Go Corporation]
1314)   EDB       Embedded Database
1315)   EDC       Electronic Digital Computer +
1316)   Enhanced Data Correction +
1317)   Error Detection and Correction
1318)   EDDC      Extended Distance Data Cable
1319)   EDE       Encrypt-Decrypt-Encrypt
1320)  EDGAR     Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval
1321)   EDGE          Enhanced Data-Rates for Global Evolution
1322)  EDI       Electronic Data Interchange +
1323)            Electronic Document Interchange [DEC]
1324)  EDIF      Electronic Design Interchange Format
1325)  EDIFACT   EDI for Administration Commerce and Transport
1326)  EDL       Edit Decision List
1327)  EDLC      Ethernet Data Link Control
1328)  EDLIN     Editor (Line Text)
1329)  EDMS      Electronic Document Management System
1330)  EDO       Extended Data Out
1331)   EDOS      Enhanced DOS for Windows
1332)  EDP       Electronic Data Processing
1333)  EDPM      Electronic Data Processing Machine
1334)  EDRAM     Eraseable/Extended Dynamic Random Access Memory
1335)  EDS       Electronic Data Systems (corporation)
1336)  EDSAC   * Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer
1337)  .EDU      Educational Institutions (Domain Name) [Internet]
1338)  EDVAC   * Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer
1339)  (First stored-program digital computer)
1340)  EE        Extended Edition [IBM]
1341)   EEC       Extended Error Correction
1342)  EEG       Electroencephalogram
1343)  EEL       Epsilon Extension Language
1344)  EEM       Extended Memory Management
1345)  EEMAC     Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers of Canada
1346)  EEMS      Enhanced Expanded Memory Specification
1347)  EEPROM    Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
1348)  EES       Escrow Encryption Standard
1349)  EFA       Extended File Attribute
1350)  EFF       Electronic Frontier Foundation
1351)   EFI       Electromechanical Frequency Interference +
1352)  Electronics For Imaging
1353)  EFIGS     English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
1354)  EFL       Emitter Follower Logic
1355)  E-FORM    Electronic Form
1356)  EFS       Encrypting File System
1357)  EFTS      Electronic Funds Transfer System
1358)  EGA       Enhanced Graphics Adapter
1359)  EGP       Exterior Gateway Protocol
1360)  EGREP     Extended Global Regular Expression Print [Unix]
1361)   EHLLAPI   Emulator High Level Language Application
1362)  Programming Interface [IBM]
1363)  EIA       Electronic Industries Association
1364)  EIDE      Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics
1365)  EIS       Executive Information System
1366)  EISA      Extended Industry Standard Architecture
1367)  EJB       Enterprise JavaBeans
1368)  EL        Electroluminescent (display) + Erase Line
1369)  ELAN      Emulated Local Area Network
1370)  ELC       Embedded Linking and Control
1371)   ELEC           Enterprise Local Exchange Carrier
1372)  ELF       Executable and Linking Format +
1373)  Extremely Low Frequency
1374)  ELS       Entry Level System
1375)  EM        Electronic Mail + Emphasized + End of Medium +
1376)  Expanded Memory
1377)  EMA       Electronic Mail Association +
1378)  Enterprise Management/Memory Architecture
1379)  EMACS     Editing Macros [Unix]
1380)  E-MAIL    Electronic Mail
1381)   EMB       Extended Memory Block [LIM/AST]
1382)  EMBARC    Electronic Mail Broadcast to a Roaming Computer
1383)  [Motorola]
1384)  EMC       Electromagnetic Compatibility + Enhanced Memory Chip +
1385)  E-Mail Connection + Extended Math Coprocessor
1386)  EMCC    * Eckert-Mauchly Computer Company (World's first computer
1387)  company, founded by Presper Eckart and John Mauchly,
1388)  who invented and built the first UNIVAC)
1389)  EMI       Electromagnetic Interference
1390)  .EML      Electronic Mail (file name extension)
1391)   EMM       Expanded Memory Manager
1392)  EMR       Electro-Magnetic Radiation +
1393)  Enhanced Metafile Record
1394)  EMS       Electronic Mail System + Electronic Message Service +
286           Energy Management System +
1395)  Expanded Memory Specification [LIM]
1396)  EMSAPI    Extended Messaging Services Application
1397)  Programming Interface
1398)  EMWAC     European Microsoft Windows NT Academic Centre
1399)  .ENC      Encoded (file name extension)
1400) ENDEC     Encoder/Decoder
1401)  ENDS      Ends Segment
1402) ENIAC   * Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzer and
1403)  Computer (First fully electronic digital computer)
1404) ENQ       Enquiry
1405)  ENSS      Exterior Nodal Switching Subsystem [Internet]
1406) EOA       End Of Address
1407)  EOB       End Of Block
1408) EOC       End Of Conversion
1409) EOF       End Of File + Enterprise Objects Framework
1410)  [Next Computer]
1411)   EOI       End Of Interrupt + End Or Identify
1412)  EOJ       End Of Job
1413)   EOL       End Of Line + End Of List
1414)  EOM       End Of Message
1415)   EOR       Exclusive OR (Also XOR)
1416)  EOS       Earth Observing System [NASA] + End Of String
1417)   EOSDIS    Earth Observing System Data and Information System [NASA]
1418)  EOT       End Of Table + End Of Tape (marker) + End Of Text +
1419)  End Of Transmission
1420) EP        Electrophotographic Engine
1421)  EPIC      Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (chip) [Intel]
1422) EPL       Effective Privilege Level
1423)  EPLD      Electrically Programmable Logic Device
1424) EPM       Enhanced Editor for Presentation Manager [IBM] +
1425)  Enterprise Process Management [IBM]
1426) EPP       Enhanced Parallel Port
1427)  EPROCESS  Executive Process
1428) EPROM     Electrically Programmable Read Only Memory +
1429) Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
1430)  .EPS      Encapsulated PostScript (file name extension)
1431)   EPSF      Encapsulated PostScript Files
1432)  ERA       Extended Registry Attributes
1433)  ERAS      Electronic Routing and Approval System [Hughes Aircraft]
1434)  ERD       Emergency Repair Disk + Entity Relationship Diagram
1435)  ERIC      Educational Resources Information Center [Internet]
1436)  ERLL      Enhanced Run Length Limited
1437)  ERMA    * Electronic Recording Method, Accounting
1438)  [General Electric]
1439)  EROM      Erasable Read Only Memory
1440) EROS      Earth Resources Observation System
1441)  [U.S. Geological Survey]
1442) ERP       Enterprise Resource Planning
1443)  ERR       Error
1444) ER/RC     Extended Result/Response Code
1445)  ERU       Emergency Recovery Utility [Microsoft]
1446) ES        Extra Segment
1447)  ESA       Enterprise Systems Architecture [IBM] +
1448) European Space Agency
1449) ESC       EISA System Component + Escape
1450)  ESCD      Extended System Configuration Data
1451)   ESCM      Extended Services Communications Manager [IBM]
1452)  ESCON     Enterprise System Connection (Architecture) [IBM]
1453)  ESC/P     Epson Standard Code for Printers
1454)  ESD       Electronic Software Distribution +
1455)  Electrostatic Discharge + Emergency Startup Disk
1456)  ESDI      Enhanced Small/System Device Interface
1457)  ESDRAM    Enhanced SDRAM
1458)  ESF       Extended Superframe
1459)  ESI       End System Identifier +
1460) Enhanced Serial Interface (specification) [Hayes]
1461)  ESMR      Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio
1462) ESN       Electronic Security Number
1463)  ESP       Emulation Sensing Processor +
1464) Encapsulating Security Payload (header) +
1465)  Enhanced Serial Port [Hayes] + Enhanced Service Provider +
1466) Enterprise System Platcorm + Estimated Selling Price
1467)  ESR       Event Service Routine
1468) ESS       Electronic Switching System
1469) ESU       Electro-Static Unit
1470)  ET        Enhancement Technology
1471)   ETACS     Extended Total Access Communication System [IBM]
1472)  ETANN     Electrically Trainable Analog Neural
1473)  Network (chip) [Intel]
1474)  ETB       End of Transmission Block
1475)  ETC       Electronic Toll Collection +
1476)  Enhanced Throughput Cellular (modem protocol) [AT&T]
1477)  E-TEXT    Electronic Text
1478)  ETF       Enriched Text Format
1479)  ETOM      Electron-Trapping Optical Memory
1480) ETPL      Endorsed Tempest Products List
1481)  ETS       Econometric Time Series
1482) ETX       End Of Text
1483)  EU        Execution Unit
1484) EUC       End User Computing + Extended Unix Code [IBM]
1485)  EUDORA    (Named after author of story:
1486) "Why I Live at the P.O.", Ms. Eudora Welty)
1487)  EUI       End-User Interface
1488) EULA          End-User License Agreement
1489) EVE       Extensible VAX Editor
1490) EVGA      Extended Video Graphics Array +
1491)  Extended Video Graphics Adapter
1492) EWAN      Emulator Without A Good Name [Internet]
1493)  EWS       Employee Written Software [IBM]
1494) ExCA      Exchangeable Card Architecture [Intel]
1495)  .EXE      Executable (file name extension)
1496) EXE2BIN   Program used to convert an (.EXE) file to binary
1497)  format (.COM) file
1498) EXM       Enterprise Messaging Exchange [Lotus]
1499) EXP       Exponent
1500)  EXT       External
1501)   EXTRN     External Reference
1502)  E-ZINE    Electronic Magazine

F...

1503)  FAB       Computer-Chip Fabrication Plant
1504)  FAC       File Access Code
1505)  FAMOS     Floating Gate Avalanche MOS
1506)  FANS      Future Air Navigation System
1507)  FAP       File Access Protocol
1508)  FAPI      Family Application Program Interface
1509)  FAQ       Frequently Asked Question
1510)   FARNET    Federation of American Research Networks [Internet]
1511)    FASIC     Function and Algorithm-Specific Integrated Circuit
1512)   FAT       File Allocation Table
1513)   FAX       Facsimile
1514)   .FAX      Fax (file name extension)
1515)   FC/AL     Fiber Channel/Arbitrated Loop
1516)   FCB       File Control Block
1517)   FCC       Federal Communications Commission
1518)   FCC:      File Carbon Copy
1519)   FCCSET    Federal Coordinating Council for
1520)  Science, Engineering and Technology
1521)   FC/EL     Fiber Channel/Enhanced Loop
1522)  FCI       Flux Changes per Inch
1523)  FCL       Fibre Channel Loop
1524)  FCR       FIFO Control Register
1525)  FCS       Fiber Channel Standard + Frame Check Sequence
1526)  FD        Floppy Disk + Floppy Drive + Full Duplex
1527)  FDC       Floppy Disk Controller
1528)  FDDI      Fiber Digital Device Interface +
1529)  Fiber Distributed Data Interface
1530)  FDHD      Floppy Drive High Density
1531)   FDISK     Fixed Disk
1532)  FDM       Frequency Division Multiplexing
1533)  FDMA      Frequency Division Multiple Access
1534)  FDSL           (See DSL)
1535)  FDX       Full Duplex
1536)  FEC       Forward Error Correction
1537)  FECN      Forward Explicit Congestion Notification
1538)  FED       Field Emission/Emitter Display
1539)  FEFO      First-Ended, First-Out
1540)  FEP       Front End Processor
1541)   FEPI      Front End Programming Interface
1542)  FEPROM    Flash EPROM
1543)  FERAM     Ferroelectric RAM
1544)  FESDK     Far East Software Development Kit [Microsoft]
1545)  FET       Field Effect Transistor
1546)  FF        Flip-Flop + Form Feed
1547)  FFDC      First Failure Data Capture [IBM]
1548)  FFS       Fast File System
1549)  FFST      First Failure Support Technology [IBM]
1550)  FFT       Fast Fourier Transform + Final Form Text [IBM]
1551)   FG        Floating Gate
1552)  FGREP     Fixed Global Regular Expression Print [Unix]
1553)  FHS       Fan Heat-Sink
1554)  FHSS      Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum
1555)  FIB              Forwarding Information Base
1556)  FIF       Fractal Image Format
1557)  FIFO      First-In, First-Out
1558)  FILO      First-In, Last-Out
1559)  FINDSTR                     Find Strings
1560)  FIP       File Processor Buffering
1561)   FIPS      Federal Information Processing Standard
1562)  FIR       Fast Infrared + Finite Impulse Response
1563)  .FIRM     Business or Firm (Domain Name) [Internet]
1564)  FIRST     Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams
1565)  FITS            Flexible Image Transport System
1566)  FIU       Fingerprint Identification Unit [Sony]
1567)  FIX       Federal Internet Exchange
1568)  FK                Foreign Key
1569)  FLA       Four Letter Acronym
1570)  FLC       Ferro-electric Liquid Crystal
1571)   FLD       Field
1572)  FLL       FoxPro Link Library [Microsoft Fox Pro]
1573)  FLOPS     Floating Point Operations Per Second
1574)  .FLR      Folder (file name extension)
1575)  FMD            Fluorescent Multilayer Disk
1576)  FMS       Forms Management System
1577)  FMT       Format
1578)  FMV       Full Motion Video
1579)  FNT       Font
1580)  FOCUS     Forum of Control Data Users
1581)   FOD       Fax On Demand
1582)  FOG       First Osborne Group
1583)  FOIP      Fax Over Internet Protocol
1584)  FOIRL     Fiber Optic Inter Repeater Link [IEEE]
1585)  FOLDOC    Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing
1586)  .FON      Font + Phone + Phone Directory (all file name
1587)  extensions)
1588)  .FOR      Fortran source code (file name extension)
1589)  FORTH     (Programming Language)(See HLL)
1590)  FORTRAN   Formula Translator (Programming Language)(See HLL)
1591)   FOSE      Federal Office Systems Exposition
1592)  FOSI      Format Option Specification Instance
1593)  FOSSIL    Fido/Opus/Seadog Standard Interface Layer
1594)  FPC       Floating Point Calculation
1595)  FPCE      Floating-Point C Extension (specification)
1596)  FPGA      Field Programmable Gate-Array
1597)  FPLA      Field Programmable Logic-Array
1598)  FPM       Fast Page Mode
1599)  FPP       Fixed Path Protocol + Floating Point Processor
1600) FPR       Floating-Point Register
1601)  FPS       Favorite Picture Selection + Frames Per Second
1602) FPT       Forced Perfect Termination
1603)  FPU       Floating Point Unit
1604) FPX             FlashPix (format) [Kodak]
1605)  FQDN      Fully Qualified Domain Name [Internet]
1606) FRAD      Frame Relay Access Device +
1607)  Frame Relay Assembler/Disassembler
1608) FRAG      Fragment + Fragmentation
1609) FRAM      Ferroelectric Random-Access Memory
1610)  FRC       Functional Redundancy Checking
1611)   FRED      Frame Editor + Front-End to Dish
1612)  FRPI      Flux Reversals Per Inch
1613)   .FRS      WordPerfect Graphics Driver (file name extension)
1614)  FS        File Separator
1615)   FSB       Front Side Bus
1616)  FSD       File System Driver [OS/2]
1617)   FSE       Full Screen Editor
1618)  FSF       Free Software Foundation [Internet]
1619)  FSK       Frequency Shift Keying
1620) FSN       Full Service Network
1621)  FSP       File Service Protocol
1622) FSR       Free System Resources
1623)  FST       Flat Square Tube (monitor)
1624) F/T       Full Time
1625)  FTAM      File Transfer, Access and Management +
1626) File Transfer and Access Method
1627)  FTL       Flash Transition Layer [Intel]
1628) FTM       Flat Tension Mask [Zenith]
1629) FTP       File Transfer Protocol [Internet]
1630)  FTPD      File Transfer Protocol Daemon
1631)   FTTB           Fiber To The Basement
1632)  FTTC      Fiber To The Curb
1633)  FTTN          Fiber To The Neighborhood
1634)  FTS       Federal Telecommunication System
1635)  FTX       Fault Tolerant Unix
1636)  FUI       File Update Information
1637)  FUNC      Function
1638)  FVT       Full Video Translation
1639)  FYI       For Your Information

G...

1640) GA        General Availability
1641)  GAAP      Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
1642) GAL       Generic Array Logic
1643)  GAPI      Gateway Application Programming Interface
1644) GART      Graphics Address Relocation Table
1645)  GATT      Graphics Address Translation Table
1646) Gb        Gigabit (1,024 megabits) +
1647)  (One Billion Bits of Information)
1648) GB        Gigabyte (1,024 megabytes) +
1649) (One Billion Characters of Information)
1650)  GCC       GNU C-Compiler [Unix]
1651)   GCCD      Glass-Passivated Ceramic Chip Diode
1652)  GCR       Group Code Recording
1653)  GDA       Global Data Area + GNOME Data Access
1654)  GDDM      Graphics Data Display Manager
1655)  GDG       Generation Data Group [IBM]
1656)  GDI       Graphical Device Interface
1657)  GDLC      Generic Data Link Control [IBM]
1658)  GDP       Graphic Draw Primitive
1659)  GDT       Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing +
1660) Global Descriptor Table +
1661)  Graphics Development Toolkit
1662) GECOS     General Electric Comprehensive Operating System
1663)  GEIS      General Electric Information Service (company)
1664) GEM       Graphics Environment Manager (DRI Program)
1665)  GENIE     General Electric Network for
1666) Information Exchange
1667)  GEO       Geostationary Earth Orbit
1668) GEOS      Graphic Environment Operating System [Geoworks]
1669) GET       Get Execute Trigger
1670)  GFI       General Format Identifier + Ground-Fault Interceptor
1671)   GGP       Gateway-Gateway Protocol [Internet]
1672)  GHZ       Gigahertz
1673)  .GID      Topics (file name extension) [Microsoft]
1674)  .GIF      Graphics Interchange Format (file name extension)
1675)  GIGO      Garbage In, Garbage Out
1676)  GII       Global Information Infrastructure
1677)  GILS      Government Information Locator Service
1678)  GIMPS     Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search
1679)  GINA      Graphical Identification and Authentication
1680) GIS       Geographic Information System +
1681)  Global Information Solutions [AT&T]
1682) GIX       Global Internet Exchange [Internet]
1683)  GKS       Graphical Kernel System
1684) GL        Graphics Language
1685)  G/L       General Ledger
1686) GLIS      Global Land Information System [US Geological Survey]
1687)  GLM       General Linear Models
1688) GLOBE     Global Learning by Observations to Benefit
1689) the Environment [Internet]
1690) .GLY      Glossary (file name extension) [Microsoft Word]
1691)  GMDI         Gigabit Media-Dependent Interface
1692) GML       Generalized Markup Language
1693)  GMP       Global Mobile Professional
1694) GMR       Giant Magneto-Resistive (read head technology)
1695)  GMS       Global Management System +
1696) Global Messaging Service [Novell]
1697)  GMT       Greenwich Mean Time
1698) GND       Ground (signal/system)
1699) GNN       Global Network Navigator
1700)  GNU       Gnu's Not Unix (operating system)
1701)   GNOME     GNU Network Object Model Environment
1702)  GOAD         GNOME Object Activation Directory
1703)  GOSIP     Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile
1704)  .GOV      Governmental (Domain Name) [Internet]
1705)  GP        Gas Plasma + General Purpose
1706)  GPF       General Protection Fault
1707)  GPI       Graphics Programming Interface
1708)  GPIB      General Purpose Information/Interface Bus
1709)  GPIO           General Purpose Input/Output
1710)   GPR       General Purpose Register [IBM]
1711)    GPRC      Glass Passivated Rectifier Chip
1712)   GPS       Global Positioning Satellite/System +
1713)   Global Product Specification
1714)   GPSS    * General Purpose Systems Simulator (language)
1715)   GPU       Graphics Processing Unit
1716)   GRADD     Graphics Adapter Device Driver [IBM]
1717)   GRE       Generic Routing Encapsulation + Graphics Engine
1718)   GREP      Global Regular Expression Print
1719)   .GRF      Graph (file name extension)
1720)  .GRP      Group (file name extension)
1721)   GS        Group Separator
1722)  GSI       General Server Interface
1723)  GSM       Global Shared Memory +
1724)  Global System for Mobile-Communications (network)
1725)  GSNW      Gateway Service for NetWare [Microsoft]
1726)  GSP       Generic Server Passer + Global Service Provider
1727)  GSTN      General Switched Telephone Network
1728)  GTE       General Telephone Electronics (corporation)
1729)  GTF       Generalized Timing Format
1730)  GTL       Gunning Transceiver Logic
1731)   GTO       Guide To Operations [IBM]
1732)  GTP     * Geometry Theorem Prover
1733)  GTS             Generic Traffic Shaping [Cisco]
1734)  GUI       Graphical User Interface
1735)  GUID      Globally Unique Identifier +
1736)  Global Universal Identifier
1737)  GVT       Global Virtual Time
1738)  GW-BASIC  Gee Whiz BASIC
1739)  .gz       Compressed file (compressed filename extension -
1740)  using GNU gzip compression/decompression program) [Unix]
1741)   GZIP      GNU Zip

H...

1742)  .H        Header (file name extension) [C]
1743)  HACMP     High Availability Cluster Multi-Processing [IBM]
1744)  HAL       Hard Array Logic + Hardware Abstraction Layer +
1745)  House-Programmed Array Logic
1746)  HAL     * Heuristically Programmed Algorithmic (computer)
1747)  [from 1968 movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"]
1748)  HAP       Host Access Protocol
1749)  HASP      Houston Automatic Spooling Priority (System)
1750)  HBA       Host Bus Adapter
1751)   HCL       Hardware Compatibility List
1752)  HCSS      High Capacity Storage System
1753)  HCU       Home Computer User
1754)  HD        Hard Disk + High Density
1755)  HDA       Head Disk Assembly
1756)  HDCD      High Definition Compatible Digital
1757)  HDF       Hierarchical Data Format [NCSA]
1758)  HDI       Head to Disk Interference
1759)  HDL       Hardware Description Language
1760)  HDLC      High-Level Data Link Control
1761)   HDM       Hardware Device Module
1762)  HDML      Handheld Device Markup Language
1763)  HDR       Header
1764)  HDSC      High Density Signal Carrier [DEC]
1765)  HDSL      (See DSL)
1766)  HDSS      Holographic Data Storage System
1767)  HDT       Host Digital Terminal
1768)  HDTV      High Definition Television
1769)  HDVD      High Definition Volumetric Display
1770)  HDW       Hardware
1771)   HDX       Half Duplex
1772)  HEOS         High Earth Orbiting Satellite
1773)  HERC      Hercules
1774)  HEX       Hexadecimal
1775)  HFC       Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial
1776)  HFS       Hierarchical File System [Macintosh]
1777)  HFT       High Function Terminal [IBM]
1778)  HGA       Hercules Graphics Adapter
1779)  HGCP      Hercules Graphics Card Plus
1780)  HH        Hour
1781)   HIF       Hyper-G Interchange Format
1782)  HIFD      High-Density Floppy Disk
1783)  HIL       Human Interface Link [HP]
1784)  HIMEM     High Memory
1785)  HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
1786)  HIPPI     High Performance Parallel Interface
1787)  HLCO      High Low Close Open
1788)  HLL       High Level Language
1789)  HLLAPI    High Level Language Application Programming Interface
1790)  .HLP      Help (file name extension)
1791)   HLQ       High Level Qualifier
1792)  HLS       Hue, Luminance, Saturation (color model)
1793)  HLT       Halt
1794)  HMA       High Memory Area [Microsoft] +
1795)  Hub Management Architecture
1796)  HMD       Head Mounted Display
1797)  HMM       Hidden Markov Model
1798)  HMMP      Hyper-Media Management Protocol
1799)  HMOS      High Density Metal Oxide Semiconductor +
1800) High Speed Metal Oxide Semiconductor
1801)  HMP       Host Monitoring Protocol
1802) HOLAP       Hybrid OLAP
1803)  HOTT      Hot Off The Tree (electronic newsletter)
1804) HOV       High Occupancy Vehicle
1805)  HP        Hewlett-Packard (Company)
1806) HPC       Handheld Personal Computer
1807)  HPCC      High Performance Computing and Communications
1808) HPDJ      Hewlett-Packard Desk Jet
1809) HPFS      High-Performance File System
1810)  HPG       Hewlett-Packard Graphics
1811)   HPGL      Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
1812)  HPIB      Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus
1813)   HPLJ      Hewlett-Packard Laser Jet
1814)  HPOM      Home Page Objects Model [Microsoft]
1815)   HPPA      Hewlett-Packard Precision Architecture
1816)  HPPI      High Performance Parallel Interface
1817)   HPR       High Performance Routing [IBM]
1818)  HPSB      High Performance Serial Bus
1819)  HPUX      Hewlett-Packard Unix
1820) HPW       High Performance Workstation [Sun]
1821)  .HQX      BinHex (file name extension) [Macintosh]
1822) HRIS      Human Resource Information System
1823)  HRG       High Resolution Graphics
1824) HRMS      Human Resource Management System
1825)  HRTF      Head Related Transfer Function
1826) HS        High Speed
1827)  HSB       Hue, Saturation, Brightness (color model)
1828) HSC       Hierarchical Storage Controller + High Speed Channel
1829) HSI       Hue, Saturation, Intensity
1830)  HSM       Hierarchical Storage Management
1831)   HSP       High Speed Printer/Processor
1832)  HSSI      High Speed Serial Interface
1833)  HST       High Speed Technology [U.S. Robotics]
1834)  .HST      History + Host (file name extensions)
1835)  HSV       Hue Saturation Value
1836)  HTML      HyperText Markup Language
1837)  HTTP      HyperText Transfer Protocol
1838)  HTTP-NG   HTTP Next Generation
1839)  HTTPS     HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure
1840) HUD       Heads Up Display
1841)  HUT       Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope
1842) H/V       Horizontal/Vertical
1843)  HVP       Horizontal & Vertical Position
1844) H/W       Hardware
1845)  HWCP      Hardware Code Page
1846) HWD       Height-Width-Depth
1847)  HWDM      Hyperfine Wave Division Multiplexing
1848) .HYP      Hyphenation (file name extension)
1849) HYTELNET  Hypertext-browser for Telnet Accessible Sites
1850)  Hz        Hertz

I...

1851)   IA                 Intel Architecture [Intel]
1852)  IAB       Internet Architecture Board
1853)  IAC       Inter-Application Communication [Macintosh]
1854)  IAEC           International Address Element Code
1855)  IAG       Instruction Address Generation
1856)  IAK       Internet Access Kit [IBM]
1857)  IAL     * International Algebraic Language
1858)  (ALGOL was first called IAL)
1859)  IANA      Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
1860) IAP       Internet Access Provider
1861)  IAS       Internet Access Server
1862) IAT       Import Address Table
1863)  IAUP      Internet User Account Provider
1864) IBC       Instrument Bus Computer
1865)  iBCS      Intel Binary Compatibility Specification
1866) IBIP      Information Based Indicia Program [U.S. Postal Service]
1867)  IBM       International Business Machines (Corporation)
1868) IBM-GL    IBM Graphics Language
1869) IC        Input Circuit + Integrated Circuit + Interrupt Controller
1870)  ICA       Intelligent Console Architecture +
1871)   Intra-application Communications Area
1872)  ICANN        International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
1873)  ICAP      Internet Calendar Access Protocol [Lotus]
1874)  ICAS      Intel Communicating Applications Specifications
1875)  ICB       Internet Citizen's Band
1876)  ICCP      Institute for the Certification of
1877)  Computing Professionals
1878)  ICD       International Code Designator
1879)  ICE       In-Circuit Emulator [Intel] +
1880) Integrated Computing Environment [Langley Research]
1881)  ICES      Interference-Causing Equipment Standard
1882) ICI       Image Component Information
1883)  ICL       Interface Clear
1884) ICLID     Incoming-Call Line Identification
1885)  ICM       Image Color Matching [Kodak] + Incoming Message
1886) .ICM      Image Color Management (file name extension)
1887)  ICMP      Internet Control Message Protocol [Novell]
1888) .ICO      Icon (file name extension)
1889) iCOMP     Intel Comparative Microprocessor Performance [Intel]
1890) ICP       Image Coprocessor + Integrated Channel Processor
1891)  ICQ       I Seek You (messaging program0
1892) ICR       Intelligent Character Recognition
1893)  ICS       Internet Connection Sharing [Microsoft] +
1894) Intuitive Command Structure
1895)  ICSAPI    Internet Connection Services API
1896) ICU       Instruction-Cache Unit +
1897)  Intel Configuration Utility [Microsoft] +
1898) ISA Configuration Utility
1899) ID        Identification + Identifier
1900) IDA       Integrated Digital Access + Intelligent Disk Array +
1901)  Intelligent Drive Array
1902) IDAPI     Integrated Database Application Programming Interface
1903)  IDC       Integrated Database Connector +
1904) Integrated Desktop Connector +
1905)  Internet Database Connector [Microsoft]
1906) IDDE      Integrated Development & Debugging Environment [Symantec]
1907)  IDE       Imbedded Drive Electronics +
1908) Integrated Development Environment [Borland] +
1909) Integrated Drive Electronics +
1910)  Intelligent Drive Electronics +
1911)   Interactive Design and Engineering +
1912)  Interface Design Enhancement
1913)   IDEA      International Data Encryption Algorithm
1914)  IDEN          Integrated Data Enhanced Network
1915)   IDF       Intermediate Distribution Frame
1916)  IDI       Initial Domain Identifier
1917)   IDIV      Integer Divide
1918)  IDL       Interactive Data Language +
1919)  Interface Definition Language
1920) IDM       Integrated Document Management
1921)  IDMS      Integrated Data Base Management System
1922) IDNX      Integrated Digital Network Exchange [IBM]
1923)  IDP       Integrated Data Processing
1924) IDR       Intelligent Document Recognition
1925)  IDSL      (See DSL)
1926) IDT       Interface Design Tool + Interrupt Descriptor Table
1927)  .IDX      Index (file name extension)
1928) IE        Internet Explorer [Microsoft]
1929) IEC       International Electrotechnical Commission
1930)  IEEE      Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
1931)   IEF       Information Engineering Facility
1932)  IEMSI     Interactive Electronic Mail Standard
1933)  Identification
1934)  IEN       Internet Engineering Notes
1935)  IETF      Internet Engineering Task Force
1936)  IESG      Internet Engineering Steering Group
1937)  I/F       Interface
1938)  IFC       Internet Foundation Classes
1939)  IFD       Image File Directory
1940) IFF       Interchangeable File Format [Amiga]
1941)  IFG       Incoming Fax Gateway
1942) IFP       Instruction Fetch Pipeline
1943)  IFS       Installable/Integated File System
1944) IFSM      Information Systems Management
1945)  IGA       Integrated Graphics Array
1946) IGC       Integrated Graphics Controller
1947)  IGES      Initial Graphics Exchange Standard
1948) IGFET     Insulated-Gate Field Effect Transistor
1949) IGMP      Internet Group Multicast Protocol
1950)  IGP       Interior Gateway Protocol
1951)   IGRP      Interior Gateway Routing Protocol [Cisco]
1952)  IGS       Internet Go Server
1953)  IHD       Integrated Help Desk [IBM]
1954)  IHV       Independent Hardware Vendor
1955)  IIF       Immediate Interface
1956)  III       Interstate Identification Index [NCIC]
1957)  IIOP      Internet Inter-ORB Protocol
1958)  IIR       Immediate Impulse Response
1959)  IIS       Internet Information Server [Microsoft]
1960) IITF      Information Infrastructure Task Force
1961)  IKE              Internet Key Exchange
1962) IKMP      Internet Key Management Protocol
1963)  IKP       Internet Keyed Payments [IBM]
1964) ILA       Image Light Amplifier
1965)  ILE       Integrated Language Environment [IBM]
1966) ILEC            Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier
1967)  ILP       Instruction-Level Parallelism
1968) ILS       International Language Support
1969) IM                Instant Messenger
1970)  IMAC      Internet Macintosh [Apple]
1971)   IMACS     Image Management and Communication System
1972)  IMAP      Internet Message Access Protocol
1973)  IMAX      Maximum Image
1974)  IMDB      In-Memory Database
1975)  IMDS      Image Data Stream (format) [IBM]
1976)  IME       Input Method Editor
1977)  IMG       Image
1978)  IML       Initial Microcode Load [IBM]
1979)  IMP       Information/Interface Message Processor
1980) IMPA      Intelligent Multi-Port Adapter [DCA]
1981)  IMPP           Internet Messaging and Presence Protocol
1982) IMR       Internet Monthly Report
1983)  IMS       Information Management System +
1984) Intermediate Maintenance Standards
1985)  IMSP      Internet Message Support Protocol
1986) IMTC      International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium
1987)  IMTV      Interactive Multimedia Television
1988) IMUL      Integer Multiply
1989) IMUX      Inverse Multiplexer
1990) IN        Input
1991)  INC       Increment
1992) .IND      Index (file name extension)
1993)  .INF      Information (file name extension)
1994) .INFO     Information Services (Domain Name) [Internet]
1995)  INFS      Internet Network File System
1996) .INI      Initialize (file name extension)
1997)  INIT      Initialization + Initialize
1998) INM       Integrated Network Management
1999) INND      Internet News Daemon
2000)INS       Input String + Integrated Network Server
2001) INT       Integer + Internal + Interrupt +
2002)International (organization Domain name) [Internet]
2003) INTA      Interrupt Acknowledge
2004)InterNIC  Internet Network Information Center
2005) INTO      Interrupt if Overflow occurs
2006)I2O       Intelligent Input/Output
2007) I/O       Input/Output
2008)IOC       Inter-Office Channel
2009)IOCC      Input/Output Channel Converter +
2010) Input/Output Controller Chip
2011)  IOCS      Input/Output Control System
2012) IOCTL     Input/Output Control
2013)  IODE      Integrated Development and Debugging
2014) Environment [Symantec]
2015)  IOF              Infrared Optical Film
2016) IOP       Input/Output Processor
2017)  IOPL      Input/Output Privilege Level
2018) IOR       Interoperable Object Reference
2019) IOSGA     Input/Output Support Gate Array
2020)IP        Instruction Pointer + Intellectual Property +
286           Internet Protocol
2021) IPBF      Installed Peripheral Base Flexibility
2022)IPC       Instructions Per Clock + Interprocess Communication
2023) IPCMOS     Interlocked Pipeline CMOS [IBM]
2024)IPCP      Internet Protocol Control Protocol
2025) IPCS      Integrated PC Server
2026)IPDC      Internet Protocol Device Control
2027) IPDS      IBM Personal Dictation System [IBM] +
2028)Intelligent Printer Data Stream [IBM]
2029)IPF               Invalid Page Format
2030) IPFC      Information Presentation Facility Compiler [IBM]
2031)  IPI       Intelligent Peripheral Interface
2032) IPL       Initial Program Load/Loader +
2033) Ion Projection Lithography
2034) IPL     * Information Programming Language
2035) IPM       Images Per Minute + Interpersonal Message
2036) IPMI      Intelligent Platform Management Interface
2037) IPNG      Internet Protocol, next generation
2038) IPP       Internet Printing Protocol
2039) IPR              Intellectual Property Rights
2040)IPSE      Integrated Project Support Environment
2041) IPSEC         Internet Protocol Security
2042)IPTC      International Press Telecommunications Council
2043)  IPX       Internetwork Packet Exchange [Novell]
2044)IQ-Home - Integrated Household Systems
2045) IQL       Interactive Query Language
2046)IR        Infrared
2047) IRC       Internet Relay Chat
2048)IRD       Integrated Receiver/Descrambler
2049)IRDA      Infrared Data Association
2050) IRDS      Information Resource Dictionary System
2051)  IRET      Interrupt Return
2052) IRF       Intermediate Routing Function +
2053) Inheritance Rights Filter [Novell]
2054) IRL       Interactive Reader Language + Inter-Repeater Link
2055) IRLAP     Infrared Link Access Protocol
2056) IRLED     Infrared Light Emitting Diode
2057) IRM       Information Resource Management + Inherent Rights Mask
2058) IRQ       Interrupt Request
2059) IRQL           Interrupt Request Level
2060)IRTF      Internet Research Task Force
2061) IRX       Information Retrieval Experiment
2062)IS        Information System + Interrupt Status
2063) ISA       Industry Standard Architecture (bus) [IBM] +
2064)Instruction-Set Architecture
2065) ISAKMP     Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol
2066)ISAM      Indexed Sequential-Access Management/Method
2067) ISAPI     Internet Server API [Microsoft]
2068)ISBN      International Standard Book Number
2069)ISC       Instruction Set Computer + Inter-Systems
2070) Communication [IBM]
2071)  ISD       Image Section Descriptor +
2072) Instructional Systems Design
2073) ISDN      Integrated Services Digital Network
2074) ISH       Information Super Highway
2075) ISI       Internally Specified Index
2076) ISIS      Integrated Systems and Information Services
2077) ISKM      Internet Starter Kit for the Macintosh
2078) ISL       Interactive System Language
2079) ISM       Integrated Services Model [IETF] +
2080)Internet Service Manager [Microsoft]
2081) ISMF      Interactive Storage Management Facility
2082)ISOC      Internet Society
2083) ISO       International Organization for Standardization
2084)ISP       Internet Service Provider + Interrupt Stack Pointer +
2085) Interrupt Status Port
2086)ISPF      Interactive System Programming Facility
2087) ISR       Information Storage and Retrieval +
2088)Interrupt Service Routine +
2089)Interrupt Status Register
2090)ISSN      International Standard Serial Number
2091) ISV       Independent Software Vendor
2092)IT        Information Technology
2093) ITB       Information Technology Branch + Intermediate Text Block
2094)ITC       International Typeface Corporation
2095) ITE       Information Technology Equipment
2096)ITF       Interactive Test Facility
2097) ITN       Identification Tasking and Networking
2098)ITP              Internet Transaction Processing
2099)ITR       Input Transaction Record + Internet Talk Radio
2100) ITU       International Telecommunication Union
2101)  ITUG      International Telecommunications User Group
2102) ITU-TIES  ITU-Telecom Information Exchange Services
2103)  ITU-TSS   ITU-Telecommunication Standards Section
2104) ITV       Interactive Television
2105)  ITX       Intermediate Text Block
2106) IU        Integer Unit
2107)  IUAP      Internet User Account Provider
2108) IUS/ITB   Interchange Unit Separator/Intermediate Transmission
2109) Block
2110)  IVDS      Integrated Voice and Data Systems
2111)   IVIS      Interactive Video Information System
2112)  IVL       Independent Vendor League + Intel Verification Lab
2113)   IVR       Interactive Voice Response
2114)  IVS       Interactive Videodisk System
2115)   IVT       Interrupt Vector Table
2116)  IV&V      Independent Verification & Validation
2117)   I-WAY     Information Highway
2118)  IXC       Interexchange Carrier

J...

2119)  JA        Jump Address + Jump if Above
2120) JAD       Joint Application Design/Development
2121)  JAE       Jump if Above or Equal
2122) JANET     Joint Academic Network
2123)  JAR       Java Archive (file format)
2124) JBE       Jump if Below or Equal
2125)  JC        Jump if Carry set
2126) JCL       Job Control Language
2127)  JDBC      Java Database Connectivity
2128) JDK       Java Development Kit
2129) JE        Jump if Equal
2130)  JEDEC     Joint Electronic Devices Engineering Council
2131)   JEIDA     Japanese Electronics Industry Development Association
2132)  JEPI      Joint Electronic Payment Initiative
2133)  JES       Job Entry System
2134)  JFC       Java Foundation Classes
2135)  JFET      Junction Field Effect Transistor
2136)  JFIF      JPEG File Interchange Format
2137)  JFS       Journaled File System [IBM]
2138)  JG        Jump if Greater
2139)  JGE       Jump if Greater or Equal
2140) JIPS      JANET Internet Protocol Service
2141)  JIT       Just-In-Time (compiler)
2142) JL        Jump if Less
2143)  JLE       Jump if Less than or Equal to
2144) JLIP      Joint Level Interface Protocol
2145)  JMAPI     Java Management Application Program Interface
2146) JMF       Java Media Framework [Sun]
2147)  JMP       Jump
2148) JMS       Java Message Service
2149) JNA       Jump if Not Above
2150)  JNAE      Jump if Not Above or Equal
2151)   JNB       Jump if Not Below
2152)  JNBE      Jump if Not Below or Equal
2153)  JNG       Jump if Not Greater
2154)  JNGE      Jump if Not Greater or Equal
2155)  JNI       Java Native Interface
2156)  .JNK      Junk (file name extension)
2157)  JNLE      Jump if Not Less or Equal
2158)  JNO       Jump if No Overflow
2159)  JNP       Jump if No Parity
2160) JNS       Jump if No Sign
2161)  JOE       Java Objects Everywhere
2162) JOHNNIAC* John Neumann Integrator and
2163)  Automatic Computer [Rand Corp.]
2164) JOSS    * Johnniac Open Shop System [Rand Corp.]
2165)  JPE       Jump if Parity Even
2166) JPEG      Joint Photographic Experts Group
2167)  JPL       Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2168) JPNF           Join-Projection Normal Form
2169) JPO       Jump if Parity Odd
2170)  JRE       Java Runtime Environment
2171)   JS        Jump if Sign
2172)  JSP              Java Server Page
2173)  JTAPI     Java Telephony Application Programming Interface
2174)  JZ        Jump if Zero
2175)  JNZ       Jump if Not Zero
2176)  JSS       Java-Script Style Sheet
2177)  JUGHEAD   Jonzy's Universal Gopher Hierarchy
2178)  Excavation and Display [Internet]
2179)  JVM       Java Virtual Machine

K...

2180) K-12      Kindergarten through 12th Grade [US Education System]
2181)  KAM       Keep Alive Memory
2182) Kb        Kilobit
2183)  KB        Keyboard + Kilobyte (1,024 bytes)
2184) KBD       Keyboard (also KEYB)
2185)  KBD$      Keyboard [OS/2]
2186) KBE       Knowledge Based Engineering
2187)  Kbps      Kilobits Per Second
2188) KBps      Kilobytes Per Second
2189) KDT       Key Definition Table
2190) KEFIR     Key Findings Reporter [GTE]
2191)  KEYBBE    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Belgium
2192) KEYBBR    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Brazil
2193)  KEYBCF    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Canadian-French
2194) KEYBCZ    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Czechoslovakia
2195)  (Czech)
2196) KEYBDK    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Denmark
2197)  KEYBFR    Foreign language KEYBoard program - France
2198) KEYBGR    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Germany
2199) KEYBHU    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Hungary
2200)KEYBIT    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Italy
2201) KEYBLA    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Latin America
2202)KEYBNL    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Netherlands
2203) KEYBNO    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Norway
2204)KEYBPL    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Poland
2205) KEYBPO    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Portugal
2206)KEYBSF    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Swiss-French
2207) KEYBSG    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Swiss-German
2208)KEYBSL    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Czechoslovakia
2209)(Slovak)
2210) KEYBSP    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Spain
2211)  KEYBSU    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Finland
2212) KEYBSV    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Sweden
2213)  KEYBUK    Foreign language KEYBoard program - United Kingdom
2214) KEYBUS    Foreign language KEYBoard program - United States
2215)  KEYBYU    Foreign language KEYBoard program - Yugoslavia
2216) KHz       Kilohertz
2217)  KIF       Knowledge Interchange Format
2218) KIS       Knowbot Information Service [Internet]
2219) KPI       Kernel Programming Interface
2220)KQML      Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language
2221) KSH       Korn Shell (program) [Unix]
2222)KSPH      Keystrokes Per Hour
2223) KSR       Keyboard Send Receive
2224)KRS       Knowledge Retrieval System

L...

2225) L2F       Layer Two Forwarding [Cisco]
2226)L2TP      Layer Two Tunneling Protocol
2227) LADDR     Layered Device Driver Architecture [Microsoft]
2228)LALL      Longest Allowed Lobe Length
2229)LAN       Local Area Network
2230) LANACS    Local Area Network Asynchronous Connection Server
2231)  LANDP     LAN Distributed Platform
2232) LANE      Local Area Network Emulation
2233) LANG      Language
2234) LAP              Linux Application Platform
2235) LAPB      Link Access Procedure Balanced (protocol)
2236) LAPD      Link Access Procedure on the D-Channel (protocol)
2237) LAPM      Link Access Procedure for Modems
2238) LAR       Load Access Rights
2239) LASER     Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
2240)LASTport  Local Area Storage Transport (protocol) [DEC]
2241) LAT       Local Access Terminal +
2242)Local Area Transport [DEC]
2243) LATA      Local Access and Transport Area
2244)LAVC      Local Area VAX Cluster
2245) LAWN      Local Area Wireless Network
2246)LB        Left Button (of 2 or 3 button Mouse)
2247) LBA       Logical Block Addressing
2248)LBL       Label
2249)LBR       Librarian
2250) .LBR      Library (file name extension)
2251)  LBT       Listen Before Talk
2252) LBX       Local Bus Accelerator
2253) LCA       Lotus Communications Architecture [Lotus]
2254) LCC       Leadless Chip Carrier
2255) LCCM         LAN Client Control Manager [IBM]
2256) LCD       Liquid Crystal Display + Lowest Common Denominator
2257) LCF       Low Cost Fiber
2258) LCK       Library Construction Kit [Microsoft FoxPro]
2259) LCP       Link Control Protocol
2260)LCR       Least Cost Routing + Line Control Register
2261) LCSD      Laminate Chip Signal Diode
2262)LCU       Last Cluster Used
2263) LDA       Logical Device Address
2264)LDAP      Lightweight Directory Access Protocol [IBM]
2265) LDC       Lotus Development Corporation
2266)LDDS      Long Distance Discount Services (company)
2267) LDM       Long Distance Modem
2268)LDP             Label Distribution Protocol
2269)LDT       Local Descriptor Table
2270) LE        Less or Equal
2271)  LEA       Load Effective Address
2272) LEAD          Live Early Adoption and Demonstration [W3C]
2273) LEAF      Law Enforcement Access Field
2274) LEC       Local Area Network Emulation Client +
2275) Local Exchange Carrier
2276) LED       Light Emitting Diode
2277) LEL       Link, Embed and Launch-to-edit [Lotus]
2278) LEM       Language Extension Module
2279) LEN       Low Entry Networking
2280)LEO       Low Earth Orbit
2281) LES       Local Area Network Emulation Server
2282).LET      Letter (file name extension)
2283) LEX       Lexicon
2284)LF        Line Feed
2285) L2F              Layer 2 Forwarding (protocol) [Cisco]
2286)LFAP      Lightweight Flow Admission Protocol
2287) LFI       Last File Indicator
2288)LFN       Long File Name
2289)LFT       Low Function Terminal [IBM]
2290)LFU       Least Frequently Used
2291) LGA       Leadless Grid Array
2292)LGDT      Load Global Descriptor Table
2293) LGPL           Lesser General Public License
2294)LIAS      Library Information Access System
2295) .LIB      Library (file name extension)
2296)LIC       Line Interface Coupler [IBM]
2297) LICS      Lotus International Character Set [LDC]
2298)LIDT      Load Interrupt Descriptor Table
2299)LIEP      Large Internet Exchange Packet [Novell]
2300) LIF       Low Insertion Force
2301)  LIFO      Last In, First Out
2302) LILO      Last In, Last Out
2303) LIM       Lotus/Intel/Microsoft
2304) LIMA      Lotus/Intel/Microsoft/AST
2305) LIMDO     Light Intensity Modulation Direct Overwrite
2306) LIMM      Light Intensity Modulation Method
2307) LIMS      Library Information Management System
2308) LINUX     (Operating system named after Linus Torvalds)
2309) LIP       Large Internet Packet
2310)  LIPS      Lightweight Internet Person Schema +
2311)   Logical Inferences Per Second
2312)  LISP      List Processing (Language)(See HLL)
2313)  LISTSERV  List Server [Internet]
2314)  LIU       LAN Interface Unit
2315)  LIW       Long Instruction Word
2316)  LLC       Logical Link Control
2317)  LLDT      Load Local Descriptor Table
2318)  LLF       Low Level Format
2319)  LMB       Left Mouse Button
2320) LMBCS     Lotus Multi-Byte Character Set [Lotus]
2321)  LMD       Last Modification Date
2322) LMDS      Local Multipoint Distribution Service
2323) LMI       Link/Local Management Interface
2324) LMS       Lotus Messaging Switch [Lotus]
2325) LMSW      Load Machine Status Word
2326) LMU       LAN Management Utilities [IBM] +
2327) LAN Manager for Unix
2328) LN        Load Number + Logarithm (Natural)
2329) LN:DI     Lotus Notes:Document Imaging
2330) LNK       Link
2331)  LOB       Line of Business
2332) LOC       Lines Of Code + Loop On-Line Control
2333) LOCIS     Library of Congress Information System
2334) LOD       Letter Of Destruction + Level Of Detail
2335) LODSB     Load String Byte
2336) LOG       Logarithm (Base 10)
2337) LOGO      (Programming Language)(See HLL)
2338) LON       Local Operating Network
2339) LOOPE     Loop while Equal
2340) LOOPNE    Loop while Not Equal
2341)  LOOPNZ    Loop while Not Zero
2342) LOOPZ     Loop while Zero
2343) LORE      Line Oriented Editor
2344) LPAR      Logic Programming and Automated Reasoning
2345) LPC       Local Procedure Call
2346) LPD       Line Printer Daemon (protocol) [Berkley]
2347) LPI       Lines Per Inch
2348) LPL       Lotus Programming Language [Lotus 1-2-3] [LDC]
2349) LPM       Lines Per Minute
2350) LPN       Logical Page Number
2351)  LPR       Line Printer + Line Printer Remote
2352) LPS       Low-Power Schottky
2353) LPT       Line Printer Terminal
2354) LPT1      First Parallel Printer Port
2355) LPT2      Second Parallel Printer Port
2356) LPT3      Third Parallel Printer Port
2357) LQ        Letter Quality
2358) LQM       Link Quality Monitoring (protocol)
2359) LR        Link Register
2360) LRC       Local Register Cache +
2361)  Longitudinal Redundancy Check
2362) LRL       Least Recently Loaded
2363) LRM       Language Reference Manual + Least Recently-Used Master
2364) .LRS      Language Resource (file name extension) [WordPerfect]
2365) LRU       Least Recently Used
2366) LSA       LAN and SCSI Adapter [IBM] + Line Sharing Adapter +
2367) Local Security Authority [Microsoft]
2368) LSAPI     License Services Application Program Interface
2369) LSB       Least Significant Bit
2370) LSC       Least Significant Character
2371)  LSD       Least Significant Digit
2372) LSI       Large Scale Integration
2373) LSL       Link Support Layer + Load Segment Limit
2374) LST       List
2375) .LST      List (file name extension)
2376) LTO       Linear Tape Open
2377) L2TP           Layer 2 Transport Protocol [Cisco]
2378) LTR       Left-To-Right + Letter + Load Task Register
2379) LU        Logical Unit (Also LUN)
2380) LUA       Logical Unit Application (interface)
2381)  LUI       Local User Input
2382) LUIS      Library User Information Service
2383) LUN       Logical Unit Number
2384) LUT       Lookup Table
2385) LV        Logical Volume [IBM]
2386) LVDS      Low-Voltage Differential Signaling
2387) LVM       Logical Volume Management [IBM]
2388) LW        Lazy Write
2389) .LYR      Lyrics (music file name extension)
2390) LZW       Lempel-Ziv-Welch (algorithm)

M...

2391)  mA        Milliampere
2392) MAC       Macintosh (Apple Macintosh Computer) +
2393) Media/Medium Access Control +
2394) Message Authentication Code
2395) MAC     * Multiple Access Computers
2396) .MAC      MacPaint (file name extension) +
2397) Macro (file name extension)
2398) MACH      Multilayer Actuator Head [Epson]
2399) MADE      Manufacturing and Automated Design Engineering
2400)MADYMO    Mathematical Dynamic Modeling [TNO]
2401) MAE       Merit Access Exchange + Metropolitan Area Ethernet
2402)MAGMA     Minimal Architecture for Generalized Markup Applications
2403) mAh       Milliampere-Hour
2404)MAI       Multiple Applications Interface
2405) .MAI      Mail (file name extension)
2406)MAJC      Microprocessor Architecture for Java Computing [Sun]
2407) MAN       Manual [Unix] + Metropolitan Area Network
2408)MANIAC  * Mathematical Analyzer Numerical
2409)Integrator and Computer
2410) MANPAGE   Manual Page [Unix]
2411)  MAP       Maintenance Analysis Procedures +
2412) Manufacturing Automation Protocol +
2413)  Memory Allocation Map
2414) .MAP      Linker Map (file name extension)
2415)  MAPI      Mail/Messaging Applications Programming
2416) Interface [Microsoft]
2417)  MAPICS    Manufacturing, Accounting and Production
2418) Information Control System [IBM]
2419) MARC      Machine Readable Cataloging +
2420)Multi-Technology Automated Reader Card
2421) MARVEL    Machine-Assisted Realization of the Virtual
2422)Electronic Library [Library of Congress]
2423) MASM      Macro Assembler [Microsoft]
2424)MASS      Maximum Availability and Support
2425) Subsystem [Parallan]
2426)MAT       Maintenance Access Terminal
2427) MAU       Media Access/Adapter Unit + Multistation Access Unit
2428)MAVDM     Multiple Application VDM
2429)MAX       Maximum
2430) MB        Megabyte (1,024 kilobytes) +
2431)  Middle Button (of 3 button Mouse)
2432) MBASIC    Microsoft BASIC [Microsoft]
2433) MBCS      Multi-Byte Character Set [IBM]
2434) MBONE     Multicast Backbone [Internet]
2435) MBps      Megabytes Per Second
2436) Mbps      Megabits Per Second
2437) MBR       Master Boot Record
2438) MBX       Mailbox
2439) MCA       Micro Channel Adapter/Architecture [IBM]
2440)MCAD      Mechanical Computer Aided Design
2441) MCB       Memory Control Block
2442)MCF       Meta Content Framework
2443) MCGA      Multicolor Graphics Array
2444)MCH           Memory Controller Hub [Intel]
2445) MCI       MCI Communications Corp. (name from initials of
2446)original company - Microwave Communications, Inc.) +
2447) Media Control Interface [Microsoft]
2448)MCL       Microsoft Compatibility Labs [Microsoft]
2449)MCM       Multi-Chip Module
2450) MCNE      Master Certified Novell Engineer [Novell]
2451)  MC-PGA    Metallized Ceramic - Pin Grid Array
2452) MCPS      Microsoft Certified Product Specialist [Microsoft]
2453) MC-QFP    Metallized Ceramic - Quad Flat Pack
2454) MCR       Modem Control Register
2455) MCSD      Microsoft Certified Systems Developer [Microsoft]
2456) MCSE      Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer [Microsoft]
2457) MCU       Microcontroller Unit + Multi-Chip Unit [DEC] +
2458) Multipoint Control Unit
2459) MD        Make Directory + Mini Disk [Sony] + Monochrome Display
2460)MDA       Monochrome Display Adapter +
2461) Multidimensional Analysis
2462)MDDBMS    Multidimensional Data Base Management System
2463) .MDF      Menu Definition File (file name extension)
2464)MDI       Memory Display Interface +
2465) Multiple Document Interface
2466)MDIC      Manchester Decoder and Interface Chip [AT&T]
2467) MDK       Multimedia Developers Kit [Microsoft]
2468)MDLP      Mobile Data Link Protocol
2469)MDR       Minimum Design Requirement
2470) MDX           Multi-Dimensional Expressions
2471)  MDY       Month Day Year
2472) .ME       Opening Information (file name extension) (As in READ.ME)
2473) MEB       Memory Expansion Board
2474) MED           Minimum Expected Delay
2475) MEG       Megabyte
2476) MEM       Memory
2477) .MEN      Menu (file name extension)
2478) MERCI     Multimedia European Research Conferencing Integration
2479) MES       Manufacturing Execution System
2480)MESI      Modified, Exclusive, Shared and Invalid (protocol)
2481) MET       Memory Enhancement Technology [Hewlett-Packard]
2482).MET      Metafile (file name extension)
2483) MFC       Microsoft Foundation Class [Microsoft]
2484)MFFS      Microsoft Flash File System [Microsoft]
2485) MFI       Multifunction Interpreter
2486)MFIOP     Multifunction I/O Processor
2487) MFLOPS    Million Floating Point Operations Per Second
2488)MFM       Modified Frequency Modulation
2489)MFP       Multi-Function Peripheral/Product
2490)MFPI      Multifunction Peripheral Interface
2491) MFS       Macintosh File System [Macintosh] +
2492)Magnetic Tape Field Search + Memory File System
2493) Modified Filing System [Revelation Technologies]
2494)MFT       Master File Table +
2495) Multiprogramming with a Fixed number of Tasks
2496)MGA       Monochrome Graphics Adapter
2497) MGCP      Media Gateway Control Protocol
2498)MGE       Modular GIS Environment
2499)MGET      Multiple Get [Unix]
2500) MGML      Minimal Generalized Markup Language
2501)  MGR       Manager
2502) MHS       Message Handling Service + Message Handling System
2503) MHz       Megahertz
2504) MI        Management Interface
2505) MIB       Management Information Base
2506) MIC       Message Integrity Check
2507) MICR      Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
2508) MICRO     One-millionth
2509) MICS      Macro Interpretive Commands
2510)  MIDI      Musical Instrument Digital Interface
2511)   MIF       Management Information Format
2512)  .MIF      Management Information Files (file name extension)
2513)  MIG       Metal In Gap
2514)  MII       Microsoft/IBM/Intel
2515)  MIL       Machine Interface Layer [Go Corporation] +
2516)  .MIL      Military (Domain name) [Internet]
2517)  MIM       Map Image Metafile + Metal-Insulator-Metal (screen)
2518)  MIMD      Multiple Instruction Multiple Data Stream (processor)
2519)  MIME      Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension [Internet]
2520) MI/MIC    Mode Indicate/Mode Indicate Common
2521)  MIN       Minimum + Mobile Identification Number
2522) MIND      Microsoft Internet Developer [Microsoft]
2523) MINUET    Minnesota Internet Users Essential Tools [Internet]
2524) MIPS      Million Instructions Per Second
2525) MIS       Management Information System +
2526) Multimedia Information Sources [Internet]
2527) MISC      Miscellaneous
2528) MIX       Member Information Exchange
2529) .MIX           Microsoft Picture It! (format)
2530) MKDIR     Make Directory
2531)  ML        Machine Language + Meta Language
2532) MLAPI     Multilingual Application Programming Interface
2533) MLC       Multilayer Ceramic +
2534) Multilevel Cell (program) [Internet]
2535) MLE       Multi-Line Editor
2536) MLID      Multi-Link Interface Driver
2537) MLM       Mailing List Manager [Internet]
2538) MLPPP     Multilink PPP
2539) MM        Minutes + Month
2540) MMA       Microcomputer Managers Association
2541)  MMC       Matched Memory Cycle + Microcomputer Marketing Council +
2542) Microsoft Management Console [Microsoft]
2543) MMCD      MultiMedia Compact Disk
2544) MMCX      Multimedia Communication Exchange [Lucent Technologies]
2545) MMDS        Multi-channel Multipoint Distribution Service
2546) MMI       Man-Machine Interface
2547) MMIS      Materials Manager Information System
2548) MMPM      Multi Media Presentation Manager
2549) MMU       Memory Management Unit
2550) MMVF      Multimedia Video File [NEC]
2551)  MMX       Matrix Manipulation Extensions [Intel] +
2552) Multimedia Extensions
2553) MNOS      Metal Nitride Oxide Semiconductor
2554) MNP       Microcom Networking Protocol [Microcom]
2555) .MNU      Menu (fine name extension)
2556) MO        Magneto-Optical (disk drive)
2557) MOB       Memory-Order Buffer
2558) MOBO      Mother Board
2559) MOD       Module + Modulus
2560) MODEM     Modulator Demodulator
2561)  MOHLL     Machine Oriented High Level Language
2562) MOLAP     Multidimensional On-Line Analytical Processing
2563) MOM       Manufacturing Operations Management +
2564) Message-Oriented Middleware +
2565) Microsoft Office Manager [Microsoft]
2566) MONET     Multiwavelength Optical Networking
2567) MONO      Monaural
2568) MOO       MUD, Object Oriented [Internet]
2569) MOP       Maintenance Operations Protocol
2570) MOPS      Million Operations Per Second
2571)  MOS       Magneto-Optic Storage + Mean Opinion Score +
2572) Metal Oxide Semiconductor
2573) MOSFET    Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor
2574) MOTD      Message Of The Day
2575) MOV       Metal Oxide Varistor + Move
2576) MOVS      Move String
2577) MP        Massively Parallel (processing) + Multiple Processors
2578) MP3       MPEG Audio Layer 3
2579) .MPA           Memo Pad Archive (file name extension) [Palm]
2580) MPC       Multimedia Personal Computer + Multipath Channel
2581)  MPCS      Mission Planning and Control Station (Software)
2582) MPE       Multiple Programming Executive [HP]
2583) MPEG      Moving Picture Experts Group
2584) MPI       Message Passing Interface + Multiprecision Integer
2585) MPM       Message Passing Library [IBM]
2586) MPMD      Multiple Processor/Multiple Data