(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 application and loads the selected file.
(2) Synonymous with affiliate.
- 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.
)Not synchronized; that is, not occurring at predetermined or regular intervals. The term asynchronous is usually used to describe communications in which data can be transmitted intermittently rather than in a steady stream. For example, a telephone conversation is asynchronous because both parties can talk whenever they like. If the communication were synchronous, each party […]
- asynchronous groupware
Groupware that enables multiple participants to collaborate but not in real time, at the same time. Asynchronous groupware includes e-mail, version control systems, or collaborative writing systems. Contrast with synchronous groupware.