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Common Computing / IT Acronyms and Abbreviations

Use the A-Z below to get to the acronym or abbreviation quickly.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

AI

Artificial Intelligence

bps

Bits Per Second

CAD

Computer-Aided Design

CAM

Computer-Aided Manufacture

CD-R

CD-Recordable

CD-Rom

Compact Disc-Read Only Memory

CD-RW

CD-ReWritable

CPU

Central Processing Unit

DHTML

Dynamic HTML

DOS

Disk Operating System

DPI

Dots Per Inch

DTP

Desk Top Publishing

DV

Digital Video

Email

Electronic Mail

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

GB / GByte

Gigabyte (1000 megabytes)

Ghz

Giga Hertz

GIF

Graphics Interchange Format

GUI

Graphic User Interface

HTML

Hypertext Mark-up Language

HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

Hz

Hertz

IBM

International Business Machines

IE

Internet Explorer

IM

Instant Messaging

IP

Information Provider

ISBN

International Standard Book Number

ISDN

Integrated Services Digital Network

IRC

Internet Relay Chat

ISP

Internet Service Provider

IT

Information Technology

JPEG

Joint Photographic Experts Group

KB / KByte

Kilobyte

LAN

Local Area Network

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display

LED

Light Emitting Diode

lpm

Lines Per Minute

MB / MByte

Megabyte

Mhz

Mega Hertz

MIDI

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

MODEM

MOdulator-DEModulator

MS-DOS

Microsoft Disk Operating System

OCR

Optical Character Recognition

OEM

Original Equipment Manufacturer

OS

Operating System

OSD

On Screen Display

PC

Personal Computer

PCB

Printed Circuit Board

PDA

Personal Digital Assistant

PIXEL

PICture ELements

PIN

Personal Identification Number

RAM

Random Access Memory

RF

Radio Frequency

RGB

Red, Green, Blue

RAM

Random Access Memory

ROM

Read Only Memory

SPOOL

Simultaneous Peripheral Operation On-Line

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

TWAIN

It's known as Technology Without An Important Name, although this isn't the true meaning of the word

UHF

Ultra High Frequency

UPS

Universal Power Supply

URL

Universal Resource Locator

USB

Universal Serial Bus

VDU

Visual Display Unit

VIVO

Video In Video Out

WAP

Wireless Application Protocol

WORM

Write Once Read Many (times) E.G. CD Recordable Discs

WP

Word Processor

WYSIWYG

What You See Is What You Get

WWW

World Wide Web

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