(1) In online discussions, a series of messages that have been posted as replies to each other. A single forum or conference typically contains many threads covering different subjects. By reading each message in a thread, one after the other, you can see how the discussion has evolved. You can start a new thread by posting a message that is not a reply to an earlier message.
(2) In programming, a part of a program that can execute independently of other parts. Operating systems that support multithreading enable programmers to design programs whose threaded parts can execute concurrently.
- thread bump
In online forums and other online discussion spaces bump is the word used to describe an action (e.g. a message post) so that a particular thread is returned to the top in the list of threads. Some users may even post a message with only the word “bump” to indicate they are posting only to […]
- three-chip projector
Projectors employing a three-chip design use a prism to split light from the lamp. Each primary color (red, green and blue) of light is then routed to its own Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) chip. The colors are recombined and routed out through the lens. Contrast with single-chip projector which uses a single DMD.
- three-click rule
In Web site design, the three-click rule is a non-standard measurement for usability. The three-click (or 3-click) rule notes that no product or piece of content should ever be more than three clicks away from your Web site’s main page. The three-click rule was made popular by Web designer Jeffrey Zeldman in his book, “Taking […]
- three-dimensional spreadsheet
A spreadsheet program that allows you to arrange data as a stack of tables, each of which has the same shape and size. You can analyze a single table or an entire group of tables.
- three-point editing
In digital video editing, three-point editing is an editing method used to insert a clip from the source media into a destination track, which is done by setting three edit points. The first two set points define the in and out points of the clip, or the in and out points in the timeline that […]