A type of acronym that is made by deciding on the letters to create a word, and then creating a name or title to fit the acronym. Similar to acronyms, a backronym can be pronounced as a word (those which are pronounced as separate letters and not a word are called abbreviations). In computers, Internet and technology there are a number of famous backronyms:
The Apple Lisa was named after Steve Jobs’ daughter but was later said to be an acronym for “Local Integrated Software Architecture.”
The BASIC programming language is also believed to be a backronym. The language was called BASIC, and then the acronym of “Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code” was created.
Slang term derived from the combination of the words “Internet” and “citizen.” The term netizen is used to describe people who use the Internet to participate in or contribute to an Internet group or society. The word may also be used to describe an individual who spends a lot of time on the net.
In 3D animation, rotoscoping is a technique that allows you to create animation that mimics live action video. For example, a live actor may be filmed doing a series of actions, and the animator would have the digital character mimic the actions of the human actor for a realistic animated scene. The rotoscoping technique was […]
In graphics software, a layer is the term used to describe the different levels at which you can place an object or image file. In the program you can stack, merge or define layers when creating a digital image. Layers can be partially obscured allowing portions of images within a layer to be hidden or […]
In animation, the phrase anticipation is used to describe the over-exaggerated moment of anticipatory motion that precedes an action. For example, if a character were about to throw a ball, the long wind-up and throw sequence of events, which precede the ball leaving the hand, would be considered the ‘anticipation.’
- ASIX Electronics Corporation
The corporate name of a fabless semiconductor supplier with focus on networking, communication and connectivity applications. ASIX Electronics develops a number of computer networking controllers, including embedded networking solutions for Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet. The company was founded in May 1995 in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan.