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 general, DOS programs do not use the ANSI codes because these codes are slower than the built-in BIOS codes. DOS programs that do use ANSI codes for compatibility with other devices require that you load the ANSI.SYS device driver in the configuration file, CONFIG.SYS.
Windows does not use ANSI.SYS at all.
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 […]
Short for Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector, a routing protocol for ad hoc mobile networks with large numbers of mobile nodes. The protocol’s algorithm creates routes between nodes only when the routes are requested by the source nodes, giving the network the flexibility to allow nodes to enter and leave the network at will. Routes […]
A slang term used to describe Internet chat abbreviations and other terms used by AOL Internet service subscribers that are specific to the AOL system itself. YGM for “You Got Mail” is an example of AOLese. Others consider any type of chat slang, such as LOL or any 133t_speak.html to be AOLese.
Short for average order value, it is the average dollar amount spent for each customer order.