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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Science 2.0

Science 2.0   Quick reference

A Dictionary of the Internet (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...2.0 A term used to describe the transformation of scientific research that has come about through the extensive use of computers both for the analysis and for the capture of...

web 2.0

web 2.0   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

...2.0 Informal a popular term used to distinguish interactive websites such as blogs , forums , and social media from earlier (pre-2000) uses of the World Wide Web , which tended to publish content with little or no participation from users. This earlier use is sometimes referred to retrospectively as web 1.0 . The term web 2.0 does not mark any technical evolution of the Web, but rather a trend in the usage of available web...

accept

accept  

A formal language. See automaton, finite-state automaton.
absolute frequency

absolute frequency  

The number of occurrences of an event. For example, if a die is rolled 20 times and 4 sixes are observed the absolute frequency of sixes is 4 and the relative frequency is 4/20.
Factor Theorem

Factor Theorem  

The following result, which is an immediate consequence of the Remainder Theorem:TheoremLet f(x) be a polynomial. Then x−h is a factor of f(x) if and only if f(h)=0.The theorem is valuable for ...
warez

warez  

The collection of illegal files often found in a depository directory. A typical warez file will contain pirated software.
wankware

wankware  

Jargon for pornographic material found on the Internet. It usually refers to pictures and animations. See also pubic directory.
screenager

screenager  

A young user of the Internet. The term is usually used to describe someone who is a frequent user.
leech

leech  

Someone who carries out illegal file sharing, for example someone who copies CDs and makes them available to friends.
acceleration

acceleration  

The rate of change in velocity or the change in velocity occurring over a given time interval: acceleration = change of velocity/time. It is usually expressed as metres per second squared (ms−2). ...
newsletter

newsletter  

Some electronic document that is emailed to subscribers. For example, a newsletter from a retailer announcing its latest offers.
equiangular spiral

equiangular spiral  

A curve whose equation in polar coordinates is r=aekθ, where a (>0) and k are constants. Let O be the origin and P be any point on the curve. The curve derives its name from the property that the ...
excess-3 code

excess-3 code  

An 8421 code for which the weighted sum of the four bits in each codeword is three greater than the decimal digit represented by that codeword. For example, 9 is represented by 1100, the weighted sum ...
picture

picture  

The principal means of defining data types in Cobol. The syntax of an elementary data item is defined by means of a character string. Simple examples are “A(20)” defining a string of 20 alphabetic ...
XPath

XPath  

A language for addressing parts of an XML document, selecting nodes (elements, attributes, character data, etc.) by their name, their value, and/or their location relative to specified other nodes in ...
binary prefixes

binary prefixes  

A set of prefixes for binary powers designed to be used in data processing and data transmission contexts. They were suggested in 1998 by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a way ...
common fraction

common fraction  

A term used to mean vulgar fraction or simple fraction. Some authors use it to mean proper fraction.
Common Intermediate Format

Common Intermediate Format  

A standard for video conferencing systems which supports data presented at a frame rate of 30 FPS.
compute server

compute server  

A system specifically designed to undertake large amounts of computation, usually but not necessarily in a client/server environment.
con

con  

Short for console, often used in simple programming to refer to the display or keyboard attached to the computer.

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