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abbreviation

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The Web and the Internet float on a flood of abbreviations. They are often used to save time when posting to a newsgroup or writing an email. This dictionary contains most of the common...

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address harvester

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A program used by spammers in order to find and store email addresses which can then be used to send spam mail. These harvesters are bots which wander over Web sites, newsgroups, bulletin...

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ADN

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Abbreviation used for Any Day Now in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. It is usually used as a cynical reaction to the propensity of software companies to announce a software product...

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AFAICT

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Abbreviation for As Far As I Can Tell used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. It is used to indicate a small degree of doubt about the statement which it precedes.

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AFAIK

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Abbreviation for As Far As I Know used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. Like AFAICT it is used to indicate some degree of doubt about the statement which it precedes.

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AFK

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Abbreviation for Away From Keyboard used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. It is used to indicate that the person who has written it has temporarily left the computer. It is usually...

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AIUI

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Abbreviation for As I Understand It used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. Like AFAICT it indicates some degree of hesitancy about the statement that it normally precedes.

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AKA

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Abbreviation for Also Known As used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. Conventionally it is used to indicate an alternative name for a product; less conventionally it is used...

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alt

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This designates those newsgroups which discuss alternative topics; these topics are often adult in nature, are of a bizarre nature, or promote alternative lifestyles.

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AMBW

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Abbreviation for All My Best Wishes used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. Normally used to sign off an email or a session in a chat room.

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announcement newsgroup

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Specialized newsgroups which are devoted to announcing commercial products, commercial services, and new Web sites. These provide a much more acceptable way of advertising a product than...

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anonymous posting

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A posting made to a newsgroup where the poster does not divulge his or her identity. This is usually carried out via an anonymous remailer service. There are usually two reasons for...

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anonymous remailer service

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A service which acts as a mail intermediary. It allows users to send mail to a destination anonymously so that spammers cannot discover an email address and send unwanted email. Such a...

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ASAP

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Abbreviation for As Soon As Possible used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroup.

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ASL

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Abbreviation for Age Sex Location used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. It is normally used in chat applications to ask a participant for some of their personal details.

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asynchronous computer-mediated conferencing

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A form of computer-mediated conferencing where participation in a conference does not require the participants to come together at the same time. Typical examples of this include email and...

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asynchronous learning

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Education.

The use of media in distance learning which does not impose a real time interaction between the student and the teacher. Examples of such media include email, conferencing software, and...

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ATB

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Abbreviation for All The Best used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. It is usually used to terminate an email or a session in a chat room.

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B4

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A hakspek abbreviation for Before used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroup.

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B4N

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A hakspek abbreviation for Bye For Now used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroup. Used to terminate an email, newsgroup posting, or a session in a chat room.

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