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A

A  

The number 10 in hexadecimal notation.
A* algorithm

A* algorithm  

A member of the class of best-first heuristic search techniques that attempt to find a “best” path from a given start node to a designated goal node in a problem graph. An evaluation function is used ...
Aalen model

Aalen model  

A linear regression model describing the manner in which the expected value of a response variable, Z(t), depends on explanatory variables X1(t),…, Xk(t) with time-dependent coefficients β0(t), ...
Abandonment

Abandonment  

A term used to describe the user of the Internet who stops some process they are involved in and does not return to it. For example a user who has purchased some items, partially filled their ...
Abandonware

Abandonware  

Software that is no longer being sold by the company that developed and marketed it.
abelian group

abelian group  

Suppose that G is a group with the operation ○. Then G is abelian if the operation ○ is commutative; that is, if, for all elements a and b in G, a ○ b=b ○ a.
Abel's test

Abel's test  

A test for the convergence of an infinite series which states that if ∑a n is a convergent sequence, and {b n} is monotically decreasing, i.e. b n+1≤b n for all n, then ∑a n b n is also convergent.
ABEND

ABEND  

Acronym for ABnormal END of task. Normally this occurs when a computer crashes or a communication link fails.
ablative

ablative  

Designating an optical recording technique in which the heat generated by the recording beam melts or vaporizes a small area of the recording medium, leaving the underlying layer (with a different ...
abnormal termination

abnormal termination  

A termination to a process brought about by the operating system when the process reaches a point from which it cannot continue, e.g. when the process attempts to obey an undefined instruction. In ...

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