An analysis which determines properties of the output of a program from properties of the inputs.
- Forward bias
noun 1. a voltage applied to a circuit or device, esp a semiconductor device, in the direction that produces the larger current
- Forward chaining
A data-driven technique used in constructing goals or reaching inferences derived from a set of facts. Forward chaining is the basis of production systems. Oppose backward chaining. (1994-10-28)
- Forward compatibility
jargon The ability to accept input from later versions of itself. Forward compatibility is harder to achieve than backward compatibility, since, in the backward case, the input format is know whereas a forward compatible system needs to cope gracefully with unknown future features. An example of future compatibility is the stipulation that a web browser […]
- Forward compatible