To give a value to a variable. In programming, you assign a value to a variable with a special symbol called an assignment operator. In many languages, the assignment operator is the equal sign (=). For example, the following C language statement assigns the value 5 to the variable x:
x = 5
Such a statement is called an assignment statement.
- Assistive Technology
Assistive technology (AT) is a generic term used to refer to a group of software or hardware devices by which people with disabilities can access computers. They can be specially developed and marketed devices or off-the-shelf products that have been modified. Assistive technology can include devices such as alternate keyboards and mice, voice recognition software, […]
(1) To link a certain type of file to a specific application. In MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows environments, the file’s type is specified by its three-character extension. For example, the.DOC extension identifies Microsoft Word documents. Once a file type has been associated with an application, selecting any file of that type automatically starts its associated […]
- associate program
Synonymous with affiliate program.
(1) Also called a star, a punctuation mark denoted by a 5- or 6-pointed snowflake shape (*). In many operating systems and applications, the asterisk is used as a wildcard symbol to represent any string of characters. (2) When capitalized as , an open source PBX daemon that runs on Linux. Asterisk is a complete […]
A slang term used to mean “artificial” blog buzz. In the blogosphere people may blog about a new product, which in turn prompts others to blog the product’s message. When the original blog(s) have been started by a PR company, it is called astroturfing.