AFP

(redirected from Alpha-Fetoprotein Test)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Alpha-Fetoprotein Test: chorionic villus sampling, AFP test

AFP

(protocol)

AFP

(printer, language)
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)

AFP

(1) (Apple Filing Protocol) The standard file sharing protocol used in the Mac. Starting with Mac OS X, AFP uses TCP/IP as the primary communications protocol. It also supports certain features in Apple's earlier AppleTalk implementation. Originally called AppleTalk Filing Protocol and prior to the global implementation of TCP/IP, communications with Apple networks required translation into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol and AppleTalk.

(2) (Advanced Function Presentation) A page description language from IBM introduced in 1984 initially as Advanced Function Printing. It was first developed for mainframes and then brought down to minis and workstations. AFP is implemented on the various platforms by Print Services Facility (PSF) software, which generates the native IBM printer language, IPDS, and depending on the version, PostScript and LaserJet PCL as well. IBM calls AFP a "printer architecture" rather than a page description language.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.