By Dennis Longley, Martin Shain
Fresh advances in info processing have vastly affected our lives. known as "an extraordinary reference resource" by way of the yankee Library organization, the 1st version of this publication has been enormously extended to incorporate an extra a thousand entries for a complete of over 6,000 definitions. Dictionary of data Technology explains the basic proof approximately info processing (micro, mini, and major body computers), communications (data networks, broadcasting satellite tv for pc systems), place of work platforms (videotex, teletext, online database), microelectronics, snap shots, printing and client electronics in transparent, jargon-free language that's available to either the layperson and the pro. the various illustrations and the large process of cross-referencing make this quantity a useful reference and a vital addition to college and public libraries.
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Basic telecommunication access method In computer networks, an access method that permits communication between terminals and computers. See terminal. basic weight In printing, the weight in pounds of a ream (500 sheets) of paper to a given standard size. The basic weight of continuous forms for computer output is bass boost In audio, the intensification of low frequencies in a sound by electronic means. bastard size In printing, any matter used in printing which is of nonstandard size. See matter.
Broadcast satellite technique In satellite communications, a method of maximizing channel bandwidth on a geostationary satellite. See geostationary satellite. brightness range In photography, the variations in intensity of light reflected from various objects or persons in the action field of a camera as measured by a light meter. broadsheet In printing, a sheet of paper in its basic, uncut size. Also one which is printed on one side only. brilliance In photography, pertaining to the perceived brightness or darkness of a subject.
See coordinate graph. bar code In computing, a preprinted pattern of vertical lines which are read by an optical sensor linked to a computer. See optical bar reader. barrel distortion (1) In optics, a type of lens image distortion in which the sides of square objects are bent outwards. (2) In television, a form of distortion in the display, produced by the scanning system, which is identical in effect to the optical version. Compare pincushion distortion. barrel printer In data processing, a printer in which the print characters are located on the surface of a rotating barrel.
Dictionary of Information Technology by Dennis Longley, Martin Shain