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|abbreviation / acronyms||Term||Definition|
|FA||Foreign Agent||Node in a mobile IP network that enables roamed users to register on the foreign network. The FA will communicate with the HA (Home Agent) to enable IP datagrams to be transferred between the home network and the roamed user on the foreign network|
|FACCH||Fast Associated Control Channel||the channel derived by preempting information in a traffic channel. It is used to send handoff and similar messages.|
|FAN||File Area Network||A File Area Network (FAN) enhances standard network and storage infrastructure. FAN technology provides centralized, heterogeneous, and enterprise-wide network file management and control.|
|FAQ||Frequently Asked Questions||Most Internet sites and many ISP areas will have a "FAQ" section to explain what is in the area and how to use its features. While many FAQ areas are true compilations of users' questions, some are attempts at anticipated questions.|
|FAR||false acceptance rate||one of the most important specifications in any biometric system, is defined as the percentage of identification instances in which false acceptance occurs. This can be expressed as a probability.|
|FARE||Film Automatic Retouching and Enhancement||Canon film scanner technology|
|FASS||Fast Access Station Switching||a concept in the WiMAX network, is a method by which an MS can change its access station from frame to frame depending on the station selection mechanism.|
Federation Against Software Theft
File And Settings Transfer
A European vendor organization concerned with preventing piracy and other forms of unauthorized software usage.
The FAST wizard helps you transfer files in windows XP
|FAT||file allocation table||An index for mapping logical files to physical locations on a disk storage device. Each FAT entry is 16- or 32-bits long (depending on whether it is FAT16 or FAT32).|
|favicon||favorites icon||A small image or icon used by most recent web browsers (Internet Explorer 5 and above). It can be displayed in a number of different places depending on which browser you're using.|
|FAW||Frame Alignment Word||a unique digital word used by codecs to allow them to resynchronize to the framing structure in the event of errors.|
|FBA||fixed-block architecture||An architecture for a logical device that specifies the format of and access mechanisms for the logical data units on the device. The logical data unit is a block.|
|FBD||Fully Buffered DIMM||Fully Buffered DIMM (or FB-DIMM) is a memory technology which can be used to increase reliability, speed and density of memory systems. Conventionally, data lines from the memory controller have to be connected to data lines in every DRAM module.|
|FBGA||Fine-pitch Ball Grid Array||FBGA is a chip-scale package option for AMD flash devices.|
|FBSS||Fast Base Station Switching||defined in the IEEE 802.16-2005 (mobile WiMAX) network, is a method to allow switching between any type of access stations|
|FC / FCS||Fibre Channel (Standard)||The Fibre Channel Standard (FCS)  defines a high-speed data transfer interface that can be used to connect together workstations, mainframes, supercomputers, storage devices and displays.|
|FC-AL||Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop||A ring-style network topology comprising 125 nodes, usually configured as a double loop to protect the system against device failure.|
|FCC||Federal Communications Commission||the agency of the U.S. government that regulates all equipment that produces radio-frequency signals, including computers. http://www.fcc.gov|
|FCCH||Frequency Correction Channel||the logical channel in GSM systems used to transmit a frequency correction data burst of all "zeros". The resulting frequency shift seen by the mobile is then used for frequency correction.|
|FCD||Floating car data or floating cellular data||a method to determine the traffic speed on the road network.|
|FCH||Frame Control Header||a field in the IEEE802.16-2004 WIMAX protocol. The FCH specifies the burst profile and the length of one or more DL bursts that immediately follow the FCH.|
|FCIP||Fibre Channel over Internet Protocol||FCIP mechanisms enable the transmission of Fibre Channel (FC) information by tunneling data between SAN facilities over IP networks; this capacity facilitates data sharing over a geographically distributed enterprise|
|FCL||Framework Class Library||A collection of classes which are part of Microsoft's .NET platform|
|FCoE||Fibre Channel over Ethernet||FCoE is a proposed standard designed to enable Fibre Channel communications to run directly over Ethernet. Thus, FCoE makes it possible to move Fibre Channel traffic across existing high-speed Ethernet infrastructures and extend the reach and capability of storage area networks (SANs). This ability allows organizations to protect and extend existing investments in their storage networks.|
|FCP||Fibre Channel Protocol||he serial SCSI command protocol used on Fibre Channel networks.|
|FCPGA||Flip Chip Pin Grid Array||the package of certain Intel Celeron, Pentium III, and Pentium 4 microprocessors. FC-PGA processors fit into Socket 370 or Socket 478 motherboard sockets.|
Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
Frame Check Sequence
a single-molecule detection technique for high-sensitivity measurement of molecular interactions. Unique features of FCS measurements make it ideal for use in assaying techniques.
Any mathematical formula that derives numeric value based on bit pattern of transmitted block of information and uses that value at receiving end to determine existence of any transmission errors.
|FCSI||Fibre Channel Systems Initiative||formed by Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun in 1993.|
|FDD||Frequency Division Duplex||used in cellular communication systems such as GSM, is a radio technology using a paired spectrum.|
|FDDI||Fiber Distributed Data Interface||A standard for transmitting data on optical fiber cables at a rate of around 100,000,000 bits-per-second (10 times as fast as 10-BaseTEthernet, about twice as fast as T-3).|
|FDE||Full-disk encryption||FDE is encryption at the hardware level. FDE works by automatically converting data on a hard drive into a form that cannot be understood by anyone who doesn’t have the key to “undo” the conversion. Without the proper authentication key, even if the hard drive is removed and placed in another machine, the data remains inaccessible.|
Feature Download Management
Frequency Division Multiplexing
fused deposition modeling
An ADSI protocol that enables a number of alternative key and screen overlays to be stored in an ADSI telephone and to be selected by predetermined events at the telephone.
Method by which the available transmission frequency range is divided into narrower bands; each of these bands is used for a separate channel. This allows several signals to be sent over the same transmission medium.
HP Designjet 3D printers employ Stratasys' patented FDM technology
|FDS||Fraud Detection System||VeriSign's product, acquired by Symantec in the middle of 2010|
|FDX||Full Duplex||Simultaneous two-way communication path.|
An extension of the IEEE's 802.3 standard — IEEE 802.3u — supporting 100-Mbps data rates instead of 10 Mbps, and using 100Base-T or 100Base-F families of cabling standards
An engineer who works on-site (i.e., "in the field").
|FEC||Fast Etherchannel||A proprietary technology developed by Cisco that creates a team of two to four 10/100 Ethernet adapters or ports to increase transmission and reception throughput.|
|FEC||Forward Error Correction||Sending redundant data so that if data loss occurs, data recovery is possible without retransmission|
|FECN||Forward Explicit Congestion Notification||A bit sent by a frame relay network to notify an interface device (DTE) that congestion avoidance procedures should be initiated by the receiving device|
|FEFO||First Ended, First Out||A message ordering in which, among messages of the same priority level, the messages which are finished first will be transmitted first.|
|FEMA||Failure mode and effects analysis||provide an analytical approach, when dealing with potential failure modes and their associated causes.|
|FEP||Front-End Processor||telephony and computer term. A FEP communications computer associated with a host computer that manages the lines and routing of data through the network.|
|FER||Frame Erasure/Error Rate||a measure of the number of frames of data that contained errors and could not be processed. FER is usually expressed as a percentage or exponent.|
|FERPA||Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act||federal legislation in the US that protects the privacy of students' PII. The act applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funds.|
|FET||field effect transistor||A transistor in which the current between a source terminal and a drain terminal is controlled by a variable electric field.|
|FEXT||Far End Cross Talk||This is a term used in network cable troubleshooting. It is a displayed symptom of electrons traveling the network and bouncing around there for lack of anywhere else to go.|
|FFD||Flicker Free Display||A computer screen that has a fast enough refresh rate that no flicker can be detected; this kind of display is easier on the eyes.|
|FFPF||fairly fast packet filter||an alternative platform for network monitoring under Linux. It is a stream-based networking subsystem for Linux that spans from hardware to userspace to offer high-speed communication paths to all applications.|
|FFT||Fast Fourier Transform||an efficient algorithm to compute the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) and its inverse. FFTs are of great importance to a wide variety of applications, from digital signal processing to solving partial differential equations to algorithms for quickly multiplying large integers.|
|FGA/B/C/D||feature group A/B/C/D||The different types and qualities of public switched network connection between local telephone companies and long distance companies.|
|FHS||Fan Heat-Sink||Fan Heat-Sink, see also HSF.|
|FHSS||Frequency Hopped Spread Spectrum||a spread-spectrum method of transmitting signals by rapidly switching a carrier among many frequency channels, using a pseudorandom sequence known to both transmitter and receiver. It is used in WLAN 802.11 physical layer.|
|FICON||Fiber Connection||IBM's fiber optic channel technology that extends the capabilities of its previous fiber optic channel standard, ESCON.|
|FIDNET||Federal Intrusion Detection Network||extensive computer monitoring system, developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to protect U.S. government and private data networks from being attacked by terrorists or hostile foreign governments.|
|FIFO||first in, first out||A network queuing method, wherein data packets are dealt with in a simple queue on a first-come, first-served basis. No packets are given preferential treatment; all are queued in the order in which they are received.|
|FIGS||Figures Shift||A control character used in the Baudot Code to enable the printing of symbols and numbers by actually allowing a physical shift of the carriage.|
|FIM||federated identity management||an arrangement that can be made among multiple enterprises that lets subscribers use the same identification data to obtain access to the networks of all enterprises in the group. The use of such a system is sometimes called identity federation.|
|FINDDEST||Find Destination||An internal service in IMS used for finding certain IMS resources, most of which represent IMS destinations. For searches other than CVBs and CCBs, if the block is not found, then if requested, a search for an LU 6.2 descriptor is made.|
|FINRA||Financial Industry Regulatory Authority||an association that regulates its members through the adoption and enforcement of rules and regulations governing business conduct of member firms. www.finra.org|
|FiOS||Fiber Optic Service||
FiOS is a data communications service provided by Verizon that uses fiber optic cables to transfer data. FiOS is called a "Fiber to the Premises," or FTTP service, since it brings fiber optic data transmission to residential homes as well as businesses.
|FIPS||Federal Information Processing Standards||Standards that are publicly recognized by the U.S. Federal Government; also for use by non-government agencies and contractors.|
|FIR||Finite Impulse Response||a technique used to characterize electrical circuits and networks in the time domain.|
|FIRST||Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams||A nonprofit volunteer group whose goal is to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention across diverse sectors, and prompt rapid reaction to incidents. Through an annual conference and its Web site at www.first.org|
|FISMA||Federal Information Security Management Act||defines a comprehensive framework to protect government information, operations, and assets against natural or humanmade threats. FISMA was signed into law part of the Electronic Government Act of 2002.|
|FIX||Financial Information Exchange||A messaging standard for the electronic exchange of securities transactions. FIX is a public-domain specification owned and maintained by FIX Protocol, Ltd.|
|FLAC||Free Lossless Audio Codec||a popular free audio compression codec that is lossless. Unlike lossy codecs such as MP3 and AAC, it does not remove any information from the audio stream and is suitable both for everyday playback and for archiving audio collections. http://flac.sourceforge.net/|
|FLAG||Fiber Link Around the Globe||An undersea fiber-optic cable network connecting Europe to the Asia/Pacific region. It became operational in 1997.|
|FLOGI||fabric login||The process by which a device gains access to the fabric.|
|FLOPS||Floating Point Operations Per Second||A slightly more meaningful measure of processor speed than MIPS. Computers essentially work with integer numbers. Decimal values are harder to process, particularly if the figures after the decimal point are not fixed.|
|FM||Frequency Modulation||A process by which, say, music is transmitted using a radio signal. Input audio-frequency signals modify the frequency of the transmitted signal around its nominal value.|
|FM-200||Firemaster / Fire Master 200||Fire Master (FM-200) is gas-based fire suppression systems|
|FMA99||Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999||Signed into U.S. law in November 1999, this legislation — also known as the "Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act," after the senators who sponsored it — allowed many financial institutions to engage in a broader spectrum of activities.|
FMC is the trend towards seamless connectivity between fixed and wireless telecommunications networks. The term also describes any physical network that allows cellular telephone sets to function smoothly with the fixed network infrastructure.
|FMEA||Failure Mode and Effects Analysis||analytical methods used to identify potential weaknesses. FMEA is mainly employed in the design and development of new products and processes.|
|FMH||function management header||
One or more headers, optionally present in the leading request units (RUs) of an RU chain
In SNA, a record that contains control information for the data that follows.
|FMV||Full-Motion Video||Video that runs at the same rate at which it was filmed. Moving video images and sound available on a computer; usually stored on CD-ROM because of the large size of the files.|
|FOC||Field Oriented Control||Field Oriented Control|
|FoIP||Fax Over Internet Protocol||enables the transmission of fax messages over a VoIP line. In this technology, every digital message is distributed into various packets and then relayed through the Internet.|
|FOIRL||FiberOptic InterRepeater Link||Fiberoptic communication signaling methodology based loosely on the IEEE 802.3 fiberoptic specification and 10Base-F guideline. FOIRL is a forerunner of the 10Base-FL specification, which is designed to enhance and replace it.|
|FOMA||Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access||the brand name for the 3G services being offered by Japanese mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo. FOMA was the world's first W-CDMA 3G service when launched in 2001.|
|FOP||Formatting Objects Processor||an XSL-FO processor written in Java, which provides the feature to convert XSL-FO files to PDF or direct-printable-files.|
|FORTRAN||formula translation||the oldest computer language in the world. It is typically compiled and is quite fast. Its primary drawbacks are portability and ease-of-use -- often different FORTRAN compilers on different platforms behave quite differently in spite of standardization efforts in 1966 (FORTRAN 66 or FORTRAN IV), 1978 (FORTRAN 77), and 1991 (FORTRAN 90).|
|FOSS||Free and open source software||software developed by informal collaborative networks of programmers. The source code is licensed free of charge, encouraging modifications and improvements.|
|FOSSIL||Fido Opus Seadog Standard Interface Layer||Fido Opus Seadog Standard Interface Layer|
|FOT||Fiber Optic Terminal||Connects optical fiber to copper wire.|
|FOTS||Fiber Optic Transmission System||Fiber Optic Transmission System|
|FPA||Floating Point Accelerator||Special hardware for performing mathematical calculations with floating point numbers; the FPA may function as a coprocessor to the central processing unit.|
|FPP||Full Product Package||Full Product Package.|
|FPS||frames per second||A video transmission metric.|
|FPA||Function point analysis||a method used to gauge the size and complexity of computer software, employing a function point as a unit of measure. Function points are a unit measure for software size, much like an hour is to measure time.|
|FPE||Forefront Protection for Exchange||a e-mail security software solution that runs on Exchange|
|FPGA||Field Programmable Gate Array||A microchip that can be made with thousands of programmable logic gates. FPGAs are often used for prototype or custom designs, including DSP and logic emulation.|
|FPM||Fast Page Mode||A kind of DRAM memory. Fast page mode improved upon the original page mode memory by eliminating the column address setup time during the page cycle.|
|FpML||Financial Products Markup Language||A programming language — based on XML — introduced by J.P. Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers in June 1999.|
|FPS||Flexible Payments Service||Amazon's payment services|
|FPU||floating point unit||a part of a CPU specially designed to carry out operations on floating point numbers. Not all CPUs have a dedicated FPU.|
|FQDN||Fully Qualified Domain Name||The official name assigned to an individual computer.|
|FR||frame relay||A network technology that transmits data packets at high speeds across a digital network encapsulated in a transmission unit called a frame. It requires a dedicated connection during the transmission period. It is used on wide area networks and also in private network environments with leased lines over T1 lines.|
|FRAD||Frame Relay Access Device||A combination of hardware and software that is used to convert communications packets from formats like TCP, SNA, IPX, and others into frames that can then be sent over a frame relay network.|
|FRAG (21)||Financial Reporting & Auditing Group Guidelines||Financial Reporting & Auditing Group Guidelines|
|FRDS||Failure Resistant Data Systems||term from the RAID advisory board which describes server systems which are designed to protect against data loss due to any single component failure within the system and against loss of data to single disk failure.|
|FRED||Fair Random Early Detection||A variation of Random Early Detection (RED)|
|FreeBSD||Free Berkeley Software Distribution||a Unix-like free operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the BSD branch through the 386BSD and 4.4BSD operating systems. It runs on processors compatible with the Intel x86 family, as well as on many other processors such as AMD64 and PowerPC processors.|
|freeware||free software||several kinds of computer software that can legally be copied and given free of charge to other users|
|FRR||fast retransmit and recovery||congestion control algorithm that makes it possible to quickly recover lost data packets.|
|FRS||File Replication Service||A service on Windows Servers (2000 and later) that is responsible for replicating policies and scripts to clients.|
|FRU||field-replaceable unit||An assembly that is replaced in its entirety when any one of its components fails.|
|FSAA||Full Screen Anti-Aliasing||A method used by 3D graphics cards to provide anti-aliasing to all objects in a 3D environment. This acts to smooth out the jagged appearance of edges on some 3Dobjects.|
|FSAM||Federated Storage Area Management||HP naturally scalable environment of pooled, federated (i.e., available when needed), modular, multivendor storage resources|
|FSB||frontside bus||The FSB connects the computer's processor to the system memory (RAM) and other components on the motherboard. These components include the system chipset, AGP card, PCI devices, and other peripherals.|
|FSM||finite state machine||a model of behavior composed of states, transitions and actions. A state stores information about the past, i.e. it reflects the input changes from the system start to the present moment.|
|FSML||Financial Services Markup Language||A language developed by the Financial Services Technology Consortium to control the identification and processing of electronic checks.|
|FSMO||Flexible Single Master Operations||a feature of Microsoft's AD. The schema master FSMO role holder is the domain controller responsible for performing updates to the directory schema.|
|FSN||Full-Service Network||A video network that makes it possible for the television to work like a computer, through the use of special equipment; users have access to video, home shopping, interactive games, and other services.|
|FSS||File system server||The StorNext File System term for the computer that manages metadata in a SAN. In Xsan, this is called a metadata controller.|
|FSSS||Fast Serving Station Switching||refers to the serving station switching with which a Moble Station (MS) can change its serving station from frame to frame depending on the serving station selection mechanism.|
|FSPF||fibre channel shortest path first||A routing protocol used by fibre-channel switches.|
|FSTC||Financial Services Technology Consortium||A nonprofit organization whose membership includes banks, government agencies, universities, and high-tech businesses; FSTC is interested in developing e-commerce and making it practical. www.fstc.org|
|FTA||failure to acquire||a biometrics term that is used to describe a biometric system's failure to extract usable identification data from a biometric sample.|
|FTAM||File Transfer Access and Management||The International Organization for Standardization's OSI remote file service and protocol|
|FTDS||Failure Tolerant Data Systems||term from the RAID advisory board which describes server systems which must offer continuous data availability in the event of any single system component failure.|
|FTNS||Fixed Telecommunication Network Services||FTNS are telecommunications services provided between fixed points.|
|FTP||File Transfer Protocol||
A TCP/IP standard used to log onto a network, list directories and copy files. FTP authenticates users and allows them to transfer files, list directories, delete and rename files on a remote host, and perform wild-card transfers.
In LAN technology for user authentication, file transfer, list directories of the foreign host, etc.
|FTTB||Fiber to the building||
This technology involves bringing fiber all the way to the building. Inside the building, signals would be carried over the existing copper wire or coaxial cable, or over optical fiber.
|FTTN||Fiber to the neighborhood||
This technology involves bringing fiber into the neighborhood. From there, signals would be carried to businesses and residences via the existing copper wiring.
A technology for transmitting data packets in high-speed bursts across a digital network encapsulated in a transmission unit called a frame. Frame relay requires a dedicated connection during the transmission period.
|FTAM||File Transfer, Access, and Management||an application layer protocol for file transfer and remote manipulation (ISO 8571).|
|FTBFS||Fails To Build From Source||Fails To Build From Source in computer programming|
|FTL||Flash Translation Laye||new software layer that redirects each update to an empty block which is already erased and copies other valid data to a new location.|
|FTP||File Transfer Protocol||
The usual way you send files to your server (or receive some). Using FTP, you can also update (delete, rename, move, and copy) files at a server. People who create Web home pages use FTP to get their files to the server where they will be accessed.
|FUD||Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt||A set of sales tactics employed by market leaders to cast aspersion on competing computer products.|
|FUSC||Fully Used SubChannel||also known as Fully Used SubCarrier, is a method used in the WiMAX network that uses all the subchannels and employs full-channel diversity by distributing the allocated subcarriers to subchannels using a permutation mechanism.|
|FW||Firewall||A boundary that helps keep computers on the Internet private. Firewall software helps prevent users from coming to a secure site, or conversely, keeps users inside the firewall from going out. Firewalls can also verify websites, helping to ensure they originate from an authorized source.|
|FWA||Fixed wireless access||also known as wireless local loop, is a wireless system in which office or home users directly connect with the switching center of the telecommunications carrier or the inter-exchange channel to use the system.|
Account settlements or transfers of credit or currency across national borders, a process that typically relies heavily on computer technology.
A telecommunications connection between a customer's location and a remote exchange. see also FXO, FXS
|FXO||Foreign Exchange Office||An FXO interface connects to the PSTN central office and is the interface offered on a standard telephone. Cisco's FXO interface is an RJ-11 connector that allows an analog connection at the PSTN's central office or to a station interface on a PBX.|
File eXchange Protocol
Foreign Exchange Protocol
allows you to copy files from one FTP server to another FTP server (two remote hosts) using an FXP client.
a simple, automatic way of retrieving currency exchange rates over the Internet.
file extension for the compiled source code for FoxPro
|FXS||Foreign Exchange Station||An FXS interface connects directly to a standard telephone and supplies ring, voltage, and dial tone. Cisco's FXS interface is an RJ-11 connector that allows connections to basic telephone service equipment, keysets, and PBXs.|
|face recognition||A biometric technique that uses the geometry of a person's face to authenticate identity. Limited deployments, such as those for check cashing, are in place.|
|Failover is a backup operational mode in which the functions of a system component are assumed by secondary system components when the primary component becomes unavailable through either failure or scheduled down time.|
|FastIP||An IP switching protocol developed by 3Com. Fast IP differs from other IP switching in that the end user initiates the process, not a router or switch.|
|Fault-tolerance||Ability of a system or component to continue normal operation despite equipment failures, power outages or other catastrophic events.|
|Federation||A technical approach where one security domain has a system to authenticate users and another security domain has a system that trusts the authenticating system|
|female connector||A cable connector that has holes and plugs into a port or interface to connect one device to another.|
|fetch||The process of 'fetching' a data or instruction item from memory and writing it to a register. The 'fetched' item is then either executed (instruction), or acted upon (data).|
A technology that transmits infrared and visible light frequencies through strands of glass or plastic fiber.
|File extension||.gif .txt .doc .log etc. are all examples of file extensions. These are the letters after the period in a file name that indicates the type of file.|
|FileZilla||FileZilla is free, open source, cross-platform FTP software, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS). http://filezilla-project.org/|
A program that you point at the username of someone on a networked system. It uncovers that person's full name, most recent log-in time, and other information. It's also used as a verb, meaning to apply the program to the user name.
A Unix command that provides information about users logged in; and it can also be used to retrieve the .plan and .project files from a user's home directory.
A gesture by a programmer to another person that has ripped off his code without even recognition.
|Fire Fighting||Desperately working to fix bugs to avoid being fired.|
|firewire||technology that allows a computer to have an almost unlimited number of devices running without using up all the hardware interrupts. the registered trademark of Apple's IEEE 1394 digital connection.|
A computer program or software stored permanently in PROM or ROM or semi-permanently in EPROM.
Software stored in PROM, ROM or EPROM; essential programs that remain even when the system is electrically turned off. Firmware is considerably easier to modify than hardware but more permanent than software stored on disk or volatile memory.
|five 9s||The five 9s of accuracy: 99.999% accuracy|
Flash memory (FLEXIBLE ARCHITECTURE for SHARED MEMORY): This type of non-volatile memory has the ability to retain its information even when there is no power source.
FLASH is erased (or bulk erased) electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM). FLASH has the electrically erasable benefits of EEPROM but the small, economical cell size of EPROM technology
A bandwidth friendly and browser independent vector-graphic animation technology. As long as different browsers are equipped with the necessary plug-ins, Flash animations will look the same. As of late 2005, Macromedia is now owned by Adobe
|flatrate||pricing plan for Telco|
|flooding||An attack that attempts to cause a failure in (especially, in the security of) a computer system or other data processing entity by providing more input than the entity can process properly.|
|footer||A formatting style designated in HTML by a specific tag and used at the end of an HTML file.|
|forest||A collection of one or more domain trees with a common schema and implicit trust relationships between them.|
A stream of data that can be opened and accessed individually under a common filename. The Mac OS Standard and Extended file systems store a separate data fork and resource fork as part of every file.
In BSD, fork is a system call that creates a new process.
A packet of data including start and end of frame delimiters.
An HTML feature that allows web designers to segment the window of a web browser into distinct sections.
|Frixo||UK road travel reporting website, that provides our users with the most up-to-date road traffic information. Our data is updated every 5 minutes using sensors placed on motorways and common A / B roads. www.frixo.com|
|fuzzy logic||a formal system of reasoning developed by Lotfi Zadeh in which the values “true” and “false” are replaced by numbers on a scale from 0 to 1.|