Refers to an interoperability standard for fingerprint templates developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The United States government requires all Homeland Security Directive and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) be ANSI 378 compliant.
- ANSI Bomb
Character sequences that reprogram specific keys on the keyboard. If ANSI.SYS is loaded, some bombs will display colorful messages, or have interesting, but usually unwanted graphical effects. [Source: CA Anti-spam Solutions]
- ANSI Character Set
)A collection of special characters and associated codes adopted by the ANSI standards organization. The ANSI character set includes many foreign characters, special punctuation, and business symbols. In Windows environments, you can enter ANSI characters by holding down the Alt key and typing the ANSI code with the numeric keypad. On Macintoshes, you can enter […]
Pronounced ann-see-dot -siss, the name of a DOS device driver that makes a monitor conform to the ANSI standard. The ANSI standard specifies a series of escape sequences that cause the monitor to behave in various ways. For example, one escape sequence clears the screen while another causes all subsequent characters to be inverted. In […]
On eBay, eBay alternatives, and classified ad Web sites, AO is an abbreviation used to mean all original. This abbreviation is used by the seller to indicate that the item for sale is original with no upgrade, replacement parts, and so on.
Short for Advanced Optical Disc, Blu-ray’s competing HD-DVD technology format. AOD and Blu-ray are similar in that they both use 405nm-wavelength blue-violet laser technology, in contrast to the 650nm-wavelength red laser technology used in traditional DVD formats. However, while Blu-ray has a storage capacity of 27GB on a single-layer disc, AOD has a storage capacity […]