Not working. A computer system is said to be down when it is not available to users. This can occur because it is broken (that is, it has crashed), or because it has been made temporarily unavailable to users so that routine servicing can be performed.
In digital television, downconversion is the process where a high-definition signal is converted to a standard-definition picture to be displayed on a television with a lower resolution. Downconversion reduces image detail but the picture will still look quite sharp. Contrast with upconversion.
- down converter
In satellite communications, down converter is a device for fixed satellite service (FSS) television receivers to convert 4-GHz signals to the 70-MHz frequency range.
In satellite communications, downlink is the establishment of a communications link from an orbiting satellite down to one or more ground stations on Earth. Contrast with uplink.
To copy data (usually an entire file) from a main source to a peripheral device. The term is often used to describe the process of copying a file from an online service or bulletin board service (BBS) to one’s own computer. Downloading can also refer to copying a file from a network file server to […]
- Dots Per Inch (DPI)
Abbreviation of dots per inch, which indicates the resolution of images. The more dots per inch, the higher the resolution. A common resolution for laser printers is 600 dots per inch. This means 600 dots across and 600 dots down, so there are 360,000 dots per square inch.