Glossary

4GL Fourth-generation language; a computer language optimized for ease of use

acronym resolution The process of expanding acronyms into their literal meaning

active data dictionary An automated metadata management facility that is tightly and interactively woven into the development and analysis process

actuary A professional mathematician trained in the art of studying life expectancy and accident probabilities

address The location of a unit of data

algorithm The instructions that govern the flow of activity in a procedure

alternate spelling A different way of forming a word pattern

Amazon.com A successful dot-com retailer company

analog A type of computing driven by sensory perceptions and signals, as opposed to a digital computer ...

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