The influence that legislatures have over public policy because of their power to vote money for public purposes. The United States Congress must authorize the president’s budget requests to fund agencies and programs of the executive branch. (See appropriation.)
- Power-on self-test
hardware (POST) A sequence of diagnostic tests that are run automatically by a device when the power is turned on. In a personal computer a typical POST sequence does the following: – checks that the system board is working – checks that the memory is working – compares the current system configuration with that recorded […]
The PowerOpen Association defines and promotes the PowerOpen Environment (POE).
- Poweropen association
An independent body established to promote, and test conformance with, the PowerOpen Environment (POE). (1994-11-08)
- Poweropen environment
operating system (POE) A definition containing API and ABI specifications based on the PowerPC architecture. It is not an operating system. The presence of the ABI specification in the POE distinguishes it from other open systems (POSIX, XPG4, etc.) since it allows platform independent binary compatibility which is otherwise typically limited to particular hardware. The […]