Computer Acronyms

This is a list of computing and IT acronyms and abbreviations. The Computer Acronyms available here are very useful for computer students. You will be seeing such acronyms on your books, texts and tests, quizzes and even you can use abbreviations on your project works and report writing.

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ACL – Access Control List
ADC – Analog-to-Digital Converter
ADF – Automatic Document Feeder
ADSL – Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AGP – Accelerated Graphics Port
AIFF – Audio Interchange File Format
AIX – Advanced Interactive Executive
ALI – Acer Labs, Incorporated
ALU – Arithmetic Logic Unit
AMD – Advanced Micro Devices
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
API – Application Program Interface
APC – American Power Conversion
ARP – Address Resolution Protocol
ASCII -American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASIC – Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ASP – Active Server Page or Application Service Provider
ASPI – Advanced SCSI Programming Interface
AT – Advanced Technology
ATA – Advanced Technology Attachment
ATI – ATI Technologies Inc.
ATM – Asynchronous Transfer Mode
ATX – Advanced Technology Extended
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BASIC – Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
Bcc – Blind Carbon Copy
BFG – BFG Technologies
BIOS – Basic Input Output System
Blob – Binary Large Object
BMP – Bitmap
BNC – Barrel Nut Connector
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CAS – Column Address Signal
CAD – Computer Aided Design
Cc – Carbon Copy
CCD – Charged Coupled Device
CD – Compact Disk
CD-R – Compact Disk Recorder
CD-RW – Compact Disk Re-Writer
CD-ROM – Compact Disk – Read Only Memory
CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access
CFM – Cubic Feet per Minute (ft/min)
CGI – Common Gateway Interface
CISC – Complex Instruction Set Computing
CMOS – Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CMYK – Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
CPA – Cost Per Action
CPC – Cost Per Click
CPL – Cost Per Lead
CPM – Cost Per 1,000 Impressions
CPS – Classroom Performance System
CPU – Central Processing Unit
CRM – Customer Relationship Management
CRT – Cathode Ray Tube
CSS – Cascading Style Sheet
CTP – Composite Theoretical Performance
CTR – Click-Through Rate
CTX – CTX Technology Corporation (Committed to Excellence)
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DDR – Double Data Rate
DDR-SDRAM – Double Data Rate – Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
DFI – DFI Inc. (Design for Innovation)
DIMM – Dual Inline Memory Module
DRAM – Dynamic Random Access Memory
DPI – Dots Per Inch
DSL – See ASDL
DVD – Digital Versatile Disc
DVD-RAM – Digital Versatile Disk – Random Access Memory
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ECC – Error Correction Code
ECS – Elitegroup Computer Systems
EDO – Extended Data Out
EEPROM – Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EPROM – Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EVGA – EVGA Corporation
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FC-PGA – Flip Chip Pin Grid Array
FDC – Floppy Disk Controller
FDD – Floppy Disk Drive
FPS – Frame Per Second
FPU – Floating Point Unit
FSAA – Full Screen Anti-Aliasing
FS – For Sale
FSB – Front Side Bus
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GB – Gigabytes
GBps – Gigabytes per second or Gigabits per second
GDI – Graphical Device Interface
GHz – GigaHertz
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HDD – Hard Disk Drive
HIS – Hightech Information System Limited
HP – Hewlett-Packard Development Company
HSF – Heatsink-Fan
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IBM – International Business Machines Corporation
IC – Integrated Circuit
IDE – Integrated Drive Electronics
IFS- Item for Sale
IRQ – Interrupt Request
ISA – Industry Standard Architecture
ISO – International Standards Organization
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JBL – JBL (Jame B. Lansing) Speakers
JVC – JVC Company of America
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Kbps – Kilobits Per Second
KBps – KiloBytes per second
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LG – LG Electronics
LAN – Local Area Network
LCD – Liquid Crystal Display
LDT – Lightning Data Transport
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MAC – Media Access Control
MB – MotherBoard or Megabyte
MBps – Megabytes Per Second
Mbps – Megabits Per Second or Megabits Per Second
MHz – MegaHertz
MIPS – Million Instructions Per Second
MMX – Multi-Media Extensions
MSI – Micro Star International
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NAS – Network Attached Storage
NAT – Network Address Translation
NEC – NEC Corporation
NIC – Network Interface Card
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OC – Overclock (Over Clock)
OCZ – OCZ Technology
OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer
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PC – Personal Computer
PCB – Printed Circuit Board
PCI – Peripheral Component Interconnect
PDA – Personal Digital Assistant
PCMCIA – Peripheral Component Microchannel Interconnect Architecture
PGA – Professional Graphics Array
PLD – Programmable Logic Device
PM – Private Message / Private Messaging
PnP – Plug ‘n Play
PNY – PNY Technology
POST – Power On Self Test
PPPoA – Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM
PPPoE – Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
PQI – PQI Corporation
PSU – Power Supply Unit
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RAID – Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
RAM – Random Access Memory
RAMDAC – Random Access Memory Digital Analog Convertor
RDRAM – Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
ROM – Read Only Memory
RPM – Revolutions Per Minute
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SASID – Self-scanned Amorphous Silicon Integrated Display
SCA – SCSI Configured Automatically
SCSI – Small Computer System Interface
SDRAM – Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SECC – Single Edge Contact Connector
SODIMM – Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module
SPARC – Scalable Processor ArChitecture
SOHO – Small Office Home Office
SRAM – Static Random Access Memory
SSE – Streaming SIMD Extensions
SVGA – Super Video Graphics Array
S/PDIF – Sony/Philips Digital Interface
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TB – Terabytes
TBps – Terabytes per second
Tbps – Terabits per second
TCP/IP – Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
TDK – TDK Electronics
TEC – Thermoelectric Cooler
TFT – Thin-Film Transistor
TIFF – Tagged Image File Format
TTL – Time To Live
TPC – TipidPC
TWAIN – Technology Without An Important Name
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UART – Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter
UDDI – Universal Description Discovery and Integration
UDP – User Datagram Protocol
UML – Unified Modeling Language
UNC – Universal Naming Convention
UPnP – Universal Plug and Play
UPS – Uninterruptible Power Supply
URI – Uniform Resource Identifier
URL – Uniform Resource Locator
USB – Universal Serial Bus
UTP – Unshieled Twisted Pair
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VCD – Video CD
VCI – Virtual Channel Identifier
VFAT – Virtual File Allocation Table
VGA – Video Graphics Array
VLB – VESA Local Bus
VLE – Virtual Learning Environment
VoIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol
VPN – Virtual Private Network
VPI Virtual Path Identifier
VPN Virtual Private Network
VRAM Video Random Access Memory
VRML Virtual Reality Modeling Language
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WAIS Wide Area Information Server
WAN – Wide Area Network
WEP – Wired Equivalent Privacy
Wi-Fi – Wireless Fidelity
WPA – Wi-Fi Protected Access
WTB – Want to Buy
WWW World Wide Web
WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get
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XGA – Extended Graphics Array
XFX – XFX Graphics, a Division of Pine
XHTML Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
XML Extensible Markup Language
XMS – Extended Memory Specification
XSLT Extensible Style Sheet Language Transformation
XT – Extended Technology
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ZIF – Zero Insertion Force

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