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COMPUTING ACRONYMS & TERMS' SMORGASBORD

Copyright 1994-2003, Daniel Frankl, Ph.D.

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L AN Local Area Network (two or more PCs connected by network cables; a LAN is managed by an OS [Operating System], such as, Win. 3.11 [Windows for Workgroups] or Win. NT [New Technology]; also see FAN [Family Area Network]).
Land-
scape
Printing format that prints across the long end of the page (similar to spreadsheet printing; also see Portrait).
LANE LAN [Local Area Network] Emulation
LAPM Link Access Procedure for Modems
LCLK Local Bus Clock(also see ATCLK)
LCD Liquid Crystal Display (monitor system for Laptops, calculators, wrist watches, "Game Boys" etc.).
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (emerging Internet-based standard for searching files and individuals over IP [Internet Protocol] networks)
LDPI Logical Dots Per Inch (as contrasted with Physical Dots--term used in relation to the configuration of operating modes and parameters of Graphic Accelerators).
LECS LAN Emulation Configuration Server
LED Light Emitting Diode (projection panel for PC based presentations)
LEO Low-Earth Orbit satellite (technology for two-way communications)
LES LAN Emulation Server
LFAQ Less FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]
LFSR Linear Feedback Shift Register (Perl [Practical extraction and recording language])
LIBS Library Internet Browsing Software ("is a menu-driven gateway to online public access catalogs (OPAC) of most university libraries in the United states and Major university libraries in 14 countries around the world.")
LIM Lotus/Intel/Microsoft (Memory chips)
Linear
Structure
A web page design that presents information in a textbook format so that readers follow a specific order (also see Augmented Linear Structure).
Line
In
Jack insert for audio connection via cable (e.g., CD player)
Line
Noise
Static on a phone line that interfers with proper modem operations.
Line
Out
Jack insert for audio feed into audio hardware via cable (e.g., stereo amplifier)
Linux A posix-compliant full featured 32-bit OS [Operating System] that supports multitasking and multiuser operations (Developed in Finland and mostly used by academicians).
LMS LAN [Local Area Network] Management System
LOB Line-of-Business Computing
Login The process of connecting a networked PC to a server by providing one's userid and password.
"Loss-
less
"
Graphics compression algorithm that sacrifices little detail from the original picture.
"Lossy" Computer graphics compression technique that sacrifices some detail from original picture.
LPR Last Point Referenced (VB [Visual Basic] coordinate systems in which VB keeps the location of the last point in memory)
LPT Line Printer Terminal (the parallel port connected to the printer on a computer (the first three parallel ports are named LPT1, LPT2, and LPT3)
LRPCs Lightweight Remote Procedure Calls
LRU Least Recently Used (memory)
LSB Least Significant Bit ([bit binary digit] The value of a binary number is the sum of the digits following its multiplication by its weight.)
LSD Least Significant Digit (binary, i.e., 0000; Nooop, it's not what you think. Still, PC nerds get real high on zeros and ones...; also see MSB [Most Significant Bit]
LUT Look Up Table (e.g., DAC LUT test failure)

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