A feature of some word processors which can insert hyphens into words which would otherwise extend beyond the right hand margin of the page.
More advanced word processors may have options to control the position of the hyphen, to restrict certain words from being hyphenated, and to allow custom dictionaries of hyphenation points to be built up.
- Automatic mathematical translation
automatic mathematical translation mathematics, tool (AMTRAN) A system developed by NASA in Huntsville in 1966 for the IBM 1620, based on the Culler-Fried System. It required a special terminal. [“AMTRAN: An Interactive Computing System”, J. Reinfelds, Proc FJCC 37:537- 542, AFIPS (Fall 1970)]. (1995-11-14)
- Automatic network routing
automatic network routing protocol (ANR) A source routing protocol used to route LU6.2 session and control traffic from node to node through a High Performance Routing network or subnet. ANR operates at the lower end of the SNA Path Control layer. [Relationship to OS/390?] (1997-05-08)
- Automatic number identification
automatic number identification communications (ANI) A service that tells the recipient of a telephone call the telephone number of the person making the call. This number can be passed to computer equipment to automatically retrieve associated information about the caller, i.e. account status, billing records, etc. See CTI. (1996-12-08)
- Automatic pilot
Aeronautics. an airborne electronic control system that automatically maintains a preset heading and attitude. Also called automatic, autopilot, gyropilot, robot. on automatic pilot, functioning in an unthinking or reflexive manner. Contemporary Examples Tell them that true friendship does not thrive on an automatic pilot. Why Obama Will Address Israelis, Not Their Politicians Fania Oz-Salzberger March […]