Ivan Turk and 37 co-workers); (2) Dictionary of Computing
Oxford University Press now offers A Dictionary of Computing
The earliest listed definition I could find for "outsourcing" was the 1993 edition of the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
, which defined it as "paying another company to provide services which a company might otherwise have employed its own staff to perform".
According the Dictionary of Computing
and Digital Media, artificial intelligence is "software that makes decisions based on accumulated experience and information," and uses functions "such as learning, adapting, reasoning and self-correcting.
Considerable information about file formats is accessible at the Internet's free online dictionary of computing
[FOLDOC] at www.
The Dictionary of Banking and Monetary Acronyms, D&J Dictionary of Real Estate Terminology, Dictionary of Art Terms, Dictionary of English LegalTerms, Dictionary of English Medical Terms, Dictionary of Gay Slang, Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use, Dictionary of UFO Terms, DOD Dictionary of Military Terms, Free Online Dictionary of Computing
, Epicurious Eating Dictionary, Glossary of Insurance Terms, Illustrated Tool Dictionary, Online Mathematics Dictionary and the Unofficial Rap Dictionary.
Freedman's previous computer reference work, The Computer Glossary, now in its seventh edition, has been called "the best dictionary of computing
terminology" by the New York Public Library and "the Rolls Royce of computer dictionaries" by Toronto Computes.
Note: These listings are based on definitions in Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
, Princeton University (http://wagner.
Dictionary of Computing
and Information Technology, 3d ed.
First the basics: The IBM Dictionary of Computing
(McGraw Hill, Tenth Edition, 1993) defines WYSIWYG as describing the capability of continually displaying text exactly as it will be printed, and preserving such characteristics as size, spacing, font, color, etc.