Glossary Term: IT Glossary of Terms

Abstraction

abstractionabstraction. The separation of the logical properties of da… More. The separation of the logical properties of datadata. Representations of facts, concepts, or instructions i… More or functionfunction. (1) (ISO) A mathematical entity whose value, name… More from its implementationimplementation. The process of translating a design into ha… More in a computer programcomputer program. See: program. More. See: encapsulationEncapsulation. (IEEE) A software

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Access point

Access pointAccess point: A device that allows wireless-equipped comput… More: A device that allows wireless-equipped computers and other devicesDevices: Input devices include things like microphones, key… More to communicate with a wired networkNetwork- Any time you connected 2 or more computers togethe… More.

Access Time

Access TimeAccess Time: (ISO) The time interval between the instant at… More: (ISOISO. International Organization for Standardization. More) The time interval between the instant at which a call for datadata. Representations of facts, concepts, or instructions i… More is initiated and the instant at which the delivery of the datadata. Representations of facts, concepts, or instructions i… More is completed.

Accident

accidentaccident. See: mishap. More. See: mishapmishap. (DOD) An unplanned event or series of events result… More.

Accuracy

accuracyaccuracy. (IEEE) (1) A qualitative assessment of correctnes… More. (IEEEIEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. More) (1) A qualitative assessment of correctnesscorrectness. (IEEE) The degree to which software is free fr… More or freedom from errorError. (ISO) A discrepancy between a computed, observed, or… More. (2) A quantitative measuremeasure. (IEEE) A quantitative assessment of the degree to … More of …

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Accuracy Study Processor

accuracy study processoraccuracy study processor. A software tool used to perform c… More. A softwareA set of programs that tell a computer to perform a task. Th… More tool used to perform calculations or determine accuracyaccuracy. (IEEE) (1) A qualitative assessment of correctnes… More of computercomputer. (IEEE) (1) A functional unit that can perform sub… More manipulated programprogram. (1) (ISO) …

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Actuator

actuatoractuator. A peripheral [output] device which translates ele… More. A peripheral [output] device which translates electrical signals into mechanical actions; e.g., a stepper motor which acts on an electrical signal received from a computercomputer. (IEEE) (1) A functional unit that can perform sub… More instructing it to turn its shaft a certain number of degrees or a certain …

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Adaptive Maintenance

adaptive maintenanceadaptive maintenance. (IEEE) Software maintenance performed… More. (IEEEIEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. More) SoftwareA set of programs that tell a computer to perform a task. Th… More maintenancemaintenance. (QA) Activities such as adjusting, cleaning, m… More performed to make a computer programcomputer program. See: program. More usable in a changed environmentenvironment. (ANSI) (1) Everything that supports a system

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ADC

ADCADC. analog-to-digital converter. More. analog-to-digital converter.

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