A type of acronym commonly used in the computer and technology industry that will reference a person, company or a product name in the acronym itself. Sometimes the acronym is created using another company or product’s acronym if it is a related development. Often, recursive acronyms are created from the egotistical or humorous nature of the developer. Some examples of recursive acronyms in the technology industry include the following:
Zinf (Zinf Is Not Freeamp): this recursive acronym references technology name in the acronym.
SPARQL (SPARQL Protocol And RDF Query Language): this recursive acronym references another technology name in the acronym.
CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment): this recursive acronym references “Allegory of the Cave” by the Greek philosopher Plato in the acronym.
A slang term used to mean “cartoon attorney.” The word is used to describe a type of email spam message — or unsolicited email — that is written in such a way that a spammer wants the recipient to believe lawyers and legal threats that they mention in the e-mail are legitimate. These types of […]
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 […]
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 […]