The term used to describe any storage medium that must be inserted into a storage drive by a person before it can be accessed by the computer system is considered to be a type of off-line storage. Offline storage may also be written as off-line storage and is also called removable storage.
See mass storage for more information.
(1) Refers to a value added to a base address to produce a second address. For example, if B represents address 100, then the expression, B+5 would signify the address 105. The 5 in the expression is the offset. Specifying addresses using an offset is called relative addressing because the resulting address is relative to […]
- offset printing
A printing technique whereby ink is spread on a metal plate with etched images, then transferred to an intermediary surface such as a rubber blanket, and finally applied to paper by pressing the paper against the intermediary surface. Most print shops use offset printing to produce large volumes of high-quality documents. Although the equipment and […]
The unit of measurement used to measure resistance to electrical current.
The term omnidirectional implies an equal sensitivity in all directions. An omnidirectional microphone, for example, will pick up sound from all around it, in all directions. An omnidirectional antennae will send or receive signals equally well in all directions.
- omnifont recognition
A commonly used term in conjunction with OCR software. Omnifont recognition refers to the capability of computer software, usually OCR software, to read (or recognize) virtually any font that maintains fairly standard character shapes.