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COMPUTING ACRONYMS & TERMS' SMORGASBORD

Copyright 1994-2003, Daniel Frankl, Ph.D.
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T 1 Network connection that transfers information on the Internet at a 1.54 megabits per second (55 times faster than a 28.8 modem) rate. (Also see DSL, ADSL, and Cable Modem)
T3 Extremely fast network connection that transfers information on the Internet at a rate of up to 45 megabits per second (1562.5 times faster than a 28.8 modem).
TAC Technical Assistance Center
TACS Total Access Communication System
TAPI Telephony Application Programming Interface
.tar Tape archiver extension (originally used by the archiving program called tar, which is part of most Unix distributions).
Task
List
Appears in Windows when you use the CTRL-ESC key combination and provides a list of open applications you can select from.
TB TeraByte (1 TB = 1000 GB or 1,000,000 * 1,024 * 1,024 = 1,048,576,000,000 bytes).
TCO Low-emissions specification standard for PC monitors (introduced in 1992 and is more rigorous than the MPR II)
TCPA Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (Federal law 47 U.S.C. sec. 227, designed to address nuances, such as, automated calling machines that wouldn't terminate upon the recipient's hanging etc...; The TCPA is a viable platform to address the problem of "junk" e-mail)
TCP/IP "Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol, the software that implements the protocols specifying how computers communicate on the Internet" (Source: Douglas E. Comer, The Internet Book, Prentice-Hall 1995, cited in The Net, Premier Issue, June 1995, p. 023)
TDH+N Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise (more than 0.1 percent would indicate that the converting component, ADC or DAC, has less than optimal circuity)
TDMA Time-Division Multiple Access (also see GSM--the European standard for wireless computer-based services)
Tele-
communica
tions
The process of computers communicating electronically, usually over telephone lines via a modem.
Telnet Protocol that includes hardware and software for connecting to other PCs
Texture
mapping
The process of adding simple texture graphics to scenery (also see Shading)
TFM Telephone Facsimile Machine (FAX)
TFT Tri-Flex Technology (?) active matrix color.
.tga Targa graphics file extension
Threads a sequence of commands in a program that execute outside this program's main operations.
Thumb Moveable button (with the use of the mouse pointer) between the "upper arrow" and "lower arrow" on a scroll bar in Windows.
Thumb-
nail
A small, low resolution visual representation of the graphic file information found in an album. Thumbnails are very small bitmap images.
TIFF Tagged Image File Format (Bitmaps graphics file format which is best for printing when compared to GIF or JPEG which are a Web adapted format; .tif)
TIMM Toshiba Integrated Multimedia Monitor (a PC Monitor & TV Hybrid)
TLD Top Level Domain (e.g., .com, .net, .org, .edu, .uk, .ca, .tv, etc...)
Topology A specific network's configuration (e.g., bus network, ring network, or star network).
Touch
Window
A pressure-sensitive panel mounted onto a computer screen that lets the user carry out functions by touching on screen items or buttons.
TP Transaction Processing (Network software)
Transfer Protocol (Internet Protocol)
Trolling "Trolling refers to posting messages in a newsgroup specifically to start a nasty argument or flame war--usually something that goes against the views of the group in which it appears." (definition by Andrew Kantor)
TSAPI Telephony Services Application Programming Interface (through telephony, a physical link between a NetWare server and a phone switch can be established.
TSR Terminate-and-Stay-Resident software allows the powering down of the monitor without an Energy Star PC or DPMS [Display Power Management Signaling] compliant graphics adapter.
TT/TDD Text Telephone (MS service for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing)
.ttf TrueType Font file extension
TTFN Ta-ta for now (E-mail acronym to speed up e-mail message writing)
TTL Transistor-Transistor Logic (Digital technology)
.tv Tuvalu (country code for TLD [Top Level Domain])
Twain
Compliance
A standard that enables the control of a scanner from within other applications.
.txt Text file extension

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