Stands for automatically executed batch file, the file that DOS automatically executes when a computer boots up. This is a convenient place to put commands you always want to execute at the beginning of a computing session. For example, you can set system parameters such as the date and time, and install memory-resident programs.
- automated cartography
The process of producing maps with the aid of computer driven devices such as plotters and graphical displays.
- automatic fall-over
Automatic fall-over is a term associated with content management and contingency planning for system disaster and recovery. It is an automated process where in case of a system or server failure, the control of data and applications will “automatically fall over” to a secondary system or server. Automatic fall over procedures results in less costly […]
- automatic gain control
Abbreviated as AGC, automatic gain control is a circuit found on some electronic devices that automatically controls the gain of a signal. Using AGC means that weaker signals receive more gain and stronger signals receive less gain or none at all.
Short for automatic number identification, a service that provides the telephone number of an incoming call. ANI is used for a variety of functions — by receiving the incoming telephone number, telephone companies can direct a call to the proper long distance carrier’s equipment; it can help identify the caller’s address to speed response time […]
- automatic recalculation
In spreadsheets, a mode in which all cells are recalculated whenever a value changes. Automatic recalculation ensures that the spreadsheet data is always up-to-date, but it may make working on the spreadsheet slower. Alternatively, you can specify manual recalculation, where you must explicitly instruct the application to recalculate.