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Dictionary information for The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03):

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        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 computing.
        
           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
           section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
        
           Please refer to the dictionary as "The Free On-line Dictionary
           of Computing, http://www.foldoc.org/, Editor Denis Howe" or
           similar.
        
           The dictionary has been growing since 1985 and now contains
           over 13000 definitions totalling nearly five megabytes of
           text.  Entries are cross-referenced to each other and to
           related resources elsewhere on the net.
        
           Where LaTeX commands for certain non-ASCII symbols are
           mentioned, they are described in their own entries.  "\" is
           also used to represent the Greek lower-case lambda used in
           lambda-calculus.  Cross-references to other entries look
           like this.  Note that not all cross-references actually lead
           anywhere yet, but if you find one that leads to something
           inappropriate, please let me know.  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 by WWW
           (URL http://www.foldoc.org/).  If you find an entry that
           is wrong or inadequate please let me know.
        
           See Pronunciation for how to interpret the pronunciation
           given for some entries.
        
           (2000-05-18)
        
        Acknowledgements
        
           Many thanks to the hundreds of contributors
           (contributors.html), and especially to the Guest Editors
           (editors.html), mirror site maintainers and the maintainers
           of the following resources from which some entries originate:
        
           Mike Sendall's STING Software engineering glossary
           <sendall@dxpt01.cern.ch>, 1993-10-13,
        
           Bill Kinnersley's Language List
           (http://cuiwww.unige.ch/langlist) v2.2, 1994-01-15,
        
           Mark Hopkins' catalogue of Free Compilers and Interpreters
           v6.4, 1994-02-28,
        
           The on-line hacker Jargon File v3.0.0, 1993-07-27,
        
           Internet Users' Glossary (RFC 1392, FYI 18), Jan 1993.
        
           John Cross's computer glossary, 1994-11-01.
        
           John Bayko's Great Microprocessors of the Past and Present,
           v4.0.0, 1994-08-18.
        
           Electronic Commerce Dictionary.
        
           (1997-08-01)
        
        



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