(1) In programming, a named section of a program that performs a specific task. In this sense, a function is a type of procedure or routine. Some programming languages make a distinction between a function, which returns a value, and a procedure, which performs some operation but does not return a value.
Most programming languages come with a prewritten set of functions that are kept in a library. You can also write your own functions to perform specialized tasks.
(2) The term function is also used synonymously with operation and command. For example, you execute the delete function to erase a word.
- WAP gateway
WAP gateway is a software system that helps WAP-enabled wireless devices to communicate to Internet Web sites and applications. Web sites deliver pages in special format called Wireless Markup Language (WML) that is compiled and forwarded by the WAP gateway. In order to access Internet resources from a WAP-enabled wireless device you need a WAP […]
(1) Short for wireless application service provider. (2) Short for Web Standards Project.
Acronym for Wide Area Telecommunication Service WATS is a telecommunication service that allows subscribed customers to make outgoing (OUTWATS) or incoming (INWATS) voice or data calls and be billed on a bulk rate as opposed to a fee for each incoming or outgoing long distance voice or data transmission. INWATS is a toll-free dialing service […]
The format for storing sound in files developed jointly by Microsoft and IBM. Support for WAV files was built into Windows 95 making it the de facto standard for sound on PCs. WAV sound files end with a.wav extension and can be played by nearly all Windows applications that support sound.
Short for Web-Based Enterprise Management, WBEM is a set of management and Internet standard technologies developed to unify the management of distributed computing environments. WBEM provides a well integrated set of standard-based management tools, facilitating the exchange of data across different technologies and platforms. The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has developed a core set […]