One or more channels of a T-1 service. A complete T-1 carrier contains 24 channels, each of which provides 64 Kbps. Most phone companies, however, also sell fractional T-1 lines, which provide less bandwidth but are also less expensive. Typically, fractional T-1 lines are sold in increments of 56 Kbps (the extra 8 Kbps per channel is used for data management).
Frag is a commonly used term in first-person shooter game. When you kill an opponent in the game you call it a “frag” rather than kill. The term frag is commonly associated with multiplayer deathmatch games. The word frag was first used in the Vietnam war, but there is some discrepancies as to the meaning […]
(1) Refers to the condition of a disk in which files are divided into pieces scattered around the disk. Fragmentation occurs naturally when you use a disk frequently, creating, deleting, and modifying files. At some point, the operating system needs to store parts of a file in noncontiguous clusters. This is entirely invisible to users, […]
(1) In graphics and desktop publishing applications, a rectangular area in which text or graphics can appear. (2) In communications, a packet of transmitted information. (3) In video and animation, a single image in a sequence of images. See under fps. (4) In HTML, refers to dividing the browser display area into separate sections, each […]
- frame buffer
The portion of memory reserved for holding the complete bit-mapped image that is sent to the monitor. Typically the frame buffer is stored in the memory chips on the video adapter. In some instances, however, the video chipset is integrated into the motherboard design, and the frame buffer is stored in general main memory.
- frame rate
(1) The frequency that video frames are displayed on a monitor. See refresh. (2) In video and recording, frame rate refers to the number of frames per second that are recorded and played back. Frame rate is measured in frames per second (fps).