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A20

A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNFα. It is a dual function ...

accept

accept  

A formal language. See automaton, finite-state automaton.
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 ...
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.
warez

warez  

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

screenager  

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

newsletter  

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

wankware  

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

leech  

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

hook into  

Informal To make a connection to a network, or to a specific device or service on a network.
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). ...
account name

account name  

A series of letters and digits which uniquely identifies an account on a computer or on a network.
digital store

digital store  

A term occasionally used to describe a Web site which sells a product such as books or CDs.
cell array

cell array  

A computer-graphics output primitive defined by a rectangular grid of equal-size rectangular cells each having a single color.
frequency cap

frequency cap  

A metric which determines the maximum time a visitor to a Web page will be shown an advert.
secure server

secure server  

A Web server which is protected by a number of security devices, usually via a screened host firewall.
search bot

search bot  

A bot which carries out a searching function, such as looking for reviews of a particular software product.
remote network monitor

remote network monitor  

A device, possibly a special-purpose piece of hardware or a computer, which collects information about network traffic.
weak password

weak password  

A password that is easy to crack, for example a password which contains a small number of letters.

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