Chapter 19. R

R&D n.

Acronym for research and development.

race condition n.

1. A condition in which a feedback circuit interacts with internal circuit processes in a way that produces chaotic output behavior. 2. A condition in which data propagates rapidly through a logic circuit far ahead of the clock signal intended to control its passage.

rack-mounted adj.

Built for installation in a metal frame or cabinet of standard width (typically 19 inches or 23 inches) and mounting arrangements.

RAD n.

Acronym for rapid application development. A method of building computer systems in which the system is programmed and implemented in segments, rather than waiting until the entire project is completed for implementation. Developed by programmer James Martin, ...

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