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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 pejoratively, as in ‘Operating system X AKA Crapware’. Sometimes it is placed in a sig file to indicate a nickname: for example, ‘Darren Tompkinson AKA The Vicious Reaper’.

Subjects: Computing.

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