(COM) An open software architecture from DEC and Microsoft, allowing interoperation between ObjectBroker and OLE. Microsoft evolved COM into DCOM.
On page XV of Box’s book in the foreword by Charlie Kindel he says, “It is Mark Ryland’s fault that some people call COM the ‘Common Object Model.’ He deeply regrets it and apologizes profusely.”
[“Essential COM”, Don Box].
- Component of complement
component of complement com·po·nent of complement (kəm-pō’nənt) n. Any one of the nine distinct protein units (designated C1 through C9) that are responsible for the immunological activities associated with complement.
[kuh m-poh-nuh n-tree] /kəmˈpoʊ nən tri/ noun 1. the of a machine, vehicle, stereo system, etc. n. 1956, from component + -ry.
- Component video
noun a system for transmitting video signal that is broken down into separate channels for red, green, and blue colors; cf. composite video Examples RGB is the simplest type of component video signal.
[kuh m-poh-nee] /kəmˈpoʊ ni/ adjective, Heraldry. 1. composed of a single row of squares, metal and color alternating; gobony. /kəmˈpəʊnɪ/ adjective 1. (usually postpositive) (heraldry) made up of alternating metal and colour, colour and fur, or fur and metal