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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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The number 10 in hexadecimal notation.

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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Metric As a lower-case prefix a-, see atto-.

length. Metric Correctly Å, see angstrom.

area. As a, see are; see ...

A* algorithm

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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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 ...

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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Metric As symbol see A, a.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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Prefix meaning ‘not’. For example, an asymmetric figure is one which possesses no symmetry, which is not symmetrical.

A-buffer

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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A buffer used with a *Z-buffer to hold information concerning the visible transparent surfaces to be considered at each ...

a.u.

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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sub-atomic physics. See atomic unit.

A/D converter

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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A device that can accept an analogue, i.e. continuous, signal whose amplitude lies within a given range, and produce an equivalent digital signal, i.e. an ...

Aalen model

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A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)

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A *linear regression model describing the manner in which the *expected value of a response variable, Z(...

aanom

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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[annum]

time. Anomalistic year; see anomalistic and year.

aastr

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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time. Astronomical year.

abacus

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)

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A counting device consisting of rods on which beads can be moved so as to represent numbers. http://abacus.etherwork.net/Lee/ A description of how one abacus ... More
abampere

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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[absolute ampere] (biot) electric current. Symbol abA. Metric-c.g.s.-e.m.u 1 abA = the constant current that produces, when maintained in two parallel conductors of negligible ... More
Abandonment

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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

Abbe, Ernst Carl

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A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)

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Abbe’s father was a book printer and factory worker and his childhood was one of privation. Nevertheless, he studied at U Jena and U Göttingen, receiving his PhD in ...

abbreviation

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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The Web and the Internet float on a flood of abbreviations. They are often used to save time when, for example, writing an ...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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1. Abbrev. for Atanasoff-Berry computer. 2. An interactive programming language designed as a replacement for Basic by CWI (Centrum voor ... More
abcoulomb

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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electric charge. Symbol abC. Metric-c.g.s. The absolute coulomb of the e.m.u. system, for a steady current identically s⋅abA. 1 abC = 10 C....

abdaraf

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A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

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electric elastance. Symbol abD. Metric-c.g.s. The absolute daraf of the e.m.u. system, for a steady current identically abV/abC, and identically reciprocal abfarard. 1 abD = 1 abF...

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