In computer science, coupling is considered to be the degree to which each program module relies on other modules, and is also the term used to describe connecting two or more systems. Coupling is broken down into loose coupling, tight coupling, and decoupled. Coupling is also used to describe software as well as systems. Also called dependency.
- coupon code
In e-commerce and online shopping a coupon code is a code, consisting of letters or numbers that consumers can enter into a promotional box on a site’s shopping cart checkout page to obtain a discount on their purchase, such as a percentage off purchase, free shipping, or other discount. Online merchants offer coupon codes as […]
Software designed to be used in an educational program.
- coverage area
The geographical area in which a wireless network company offers cellular service for their own mobile phone subscribers. Also called a service area.
- covert environment
In biometrics terminology, covert or covert environment refers to a biometric sample collection location where individuals in the location are not aware that the sample is being taken. One common covert environment is airport checkpoint security where cameras capture images of travelers that are compared to images on a security watch-list. The image capture and […]
Short for characters per inch, a typographic measurement specifying the number of characters that can fit on a printed line one inch long. The measurement really makes sense only for fixed-pitch fonts where every character has the same width. For proportionally-spaced fonts, the cpi represents an average number rather than an absolute number.