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.
- Access Point (AP)
Short for Access Point, a hardware device or a computer’s software that acts as a communication hub for users of a wireless device to connect to a wired LAN. APs are important for providing heightened wireless security and for extending the physical range of service a wireless user has access to.
- Application Program Interface (API)
API, an abbreviation of application program interface, is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. The API specifies how software components should interact and APIs are used when programming graphical user interface (GUI) components. A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks. A […]
- Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA)
Short for Automatic Private IP Addressing, a feature of later Windows operating systems. With APIPA, DHCP clients can automatically self-configure an IP address and subnet mask when a DHCP server isn’t available. When a DHCP client boots up, it first looks for a DHCP server in order to obtain an IP address and subnet mask. […]
Short for A Programming Language,a programming language noted for its ability to generate matrixes — data elements presented in rows and columns — and its brevity. The language shortens programs by including loops, or repeated functions, within its fundamental instructions. Created in the early 1960s by Ken Inverson, the language once used only a non-standard […]