ACK

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ACK

(computer science)

ACK

(character)
/ak/ The mnemonic for the ACKnowledge character, ASCII code 6.

ACK

(communications)
A message transmitted to indicate that some data has been received correctly. Typically, if the sender does not receive the ACK message after some predetermined time, or receives a NAK, the original data will be sent again.

ACK

(ACKnowledgment code) The communications code sent from a receiving station to a transmitting station to indicate that it is ready to accept data. It is also used to acknowledge the error-free receipt of transmitted data. Contrast with NAK.
References in classic literature ?
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned.
It was forbidden by act of Congress -- here I had not the slightest intention of telling a lie.
One solution might be to use acknowledgment codes in ECF e-mails.