Glossary of Abbreviations

[Abbreviations]

Abbreviations & Acronyms:

There are many comonly used abbreviations and acronyms used in 'computer-speak'. When an abbreviation is used in an AtariPhile article it will be added to this glossary.

AES
Application Environment Services.

AIF
Sound format.

AP
AtariPhile - The bimonthly magazine of the Falcon FacTT File.

ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Exchange.

AU
Sound format.

AV
AV Protocol - Inter program communication.

AVR
Sound format.

BBS
Bulletin Board System.

CAB
Crystal Atari Browser.

CMY(B)
Cyan Magenta Yellow (Black).

CPU
Central Processing Unit.

DD
Double Density disk.

DOS
Disk Operating System.

DPI
Dots Per Inch.

DSP
Digital Signal Processor.

DTP
Desk Top Publishing.

DVS
Sound format.

ED
Extra (High) Density disk.

FAT
File Allocation Table.

FFF
Falcon FacTT File - A user group for owners of Atari Falcons, TTs and PAKs.

FPU
Floating Point process Unit.

G
Gigabyte.

GDOS
Graphic Device Operating System.

GEM
Graphic Environment Manager.

GEMDOS
Graphic Environment Manager Disk Operating System.

HD
High Density disk.

HSN
Sound format.

HTML
HyperText Markup Language.

IDE
Integrated (or Intelligent) Drive Electronics.

K
Kilobyte.

Mb
Megabyte.

MIPS
Milions of Instructions Per Second.

OCR
Optical Character Recognition.

OS
Operating System.

PD
Public Domain.

PSU
Power Supply Unit.

RAM
Random Access Memory

RGB
Red Green Blue.

ROM
Random Only Memory.

SCSI
Small Computer System Interface.

SIMM
Single In-line Memory Module.

SMP
Sound format.

SND
Sound format.

ST
Sixteen Thirtytwo.

STA - STApps
ST Applications - Magazine of the FaST Club.

STF
ST Format magazine.

SVGA
Super Video Graphics Adaptor.

TOS
The Operating System.

TT
Thirtytwo Thirtytwo.

VDI
Visual Device Interface.

VGA
Video Graphics Adaptor.

WAV
Sound format.

WP
Word Processor.



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