To stop a program or function before it has finished naturally. The term abort refers to both requested and unexpected terminations. For example, many applications let you abort a search or a print job by pressing a specified abort key. On the other hand, programs can abort unexpectedly for any of the following reasons:
bugs in the software
unexpected input that the program cannot handle
When a program aborts, you are usually returned to the operating system shell level. Contrast abort with crash, which makes the entire system, including the operating system, unusable.
- above the fold
The portion of a Web page that is visible once the page has loaded, normally it is the very top part of a Web page. Above the fold is a key section of a Web site for advertisements and banner ads. This term is derived from the newspaper industry, referring to the portion of the […]
- absolute address
)A fixed address in memory. The term absolute distinguishes it from a relative address, which indicates a location by specifying a distance from another location. Absolute addresses are also called real addresses and machine addresses.
- Absolute Cell Reference
In spreadsheet applications, a reference to a particular cell or group of cells that does not change, even if you change the shape or size of the spreadsheet, or copy the reference to another cell. For example, in Lotus 1-2-3 and other spreadsheet programs, the cell reference “$A$3” is an absolute cell reference that always […]
The process of picking out (abstracting) common features of objects and procedures. A programmer would use abstraction, for example, to note that two functions perform almost the same task and can be combined into a single function. Abstraction is one of the most important techniques in software engineering and is closely related to two other […]
- academic retail software
Also called academic retail, in software distribution academic retail software is the term used to describe a full version of a software package that is sold at a discount to academic users. Academic retail software are in factory sealed retail boxes and the software can be registered with the software vendor for warranty and technical […]