Free On-line Dictionary of Computing:
free on-line dictionary of computing
FOLDOC is a searchable dictionary of acronyms,
jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating
systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards,
mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies,
projects, products, history, in fact anything to do with
Copyright 1993 by Denis Howe
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation
License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the
Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, Front-
or Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the
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Please refer to the dictionary as "The Free On-line Dictionary
Editor Denis Howe" or similar.
The dictionary has been growing since 1985 and now contains
over 14000 definitions in over five megabytes of text.
Entries are cross-referenced to each other and to related
resources elsewhere on the net.
commands for certain non-
mentioned, they are described in their own entries. "\" is
also used to represent the Greek lower-case lambda used in
. Cross-references to other entries look
. Note that not all cross-references actually lead
anywhere yet, but if you find one that leads to something
inappropriate, please let me know - feedback.html . Dates
after entries indicate when that entry was last updated. They
do not imply that it was up-to-date at that time.
You can search the latest version of the dictionary on the
If you find an entry that is
wrong or inadequate please let me know.
for how to interpret the pronunciation
given for some entries.
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