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Welcome to Netdictionary!

Netdictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical, cultural, and humorous terms related to the Internet. Confounded by the meaning of a cryptic networking term? Can't seem to make sense of a particular acronym? You've come to the right site: www.netdictionary.com!

To start, click a letter below to go to the corresponding page of words and their definitions.


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Introduction

The site you are now browsing contains over 400 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms, hacker slang, and acronyms.

The use of English language in cyberspace is changing at a confounding pace. New words are pressed into service every day: some coined on the spur of the moment, others carefully contrived. While most face an uncertain future in the crawling chaos of online usage, slipping into oblivion as soon as they appear, a hardy few are important or useful enough to merit a place in "the canon".

Our editorial goal in compiling Netdictionary is to descriptively reflect Standard Internet English: English words as they are commonly used in email, discussion groups, chat rooms, World Wide Web pages, and elsewhere on the net. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience: lurk, spam, emoticon, and identity hacking.

Our technical goal is to demonstrate how the Java programming language can be used to develop compact easy-to-use interfaces to online content.

We plan to grow Netdictionary into the authoritative reference for networking-related terms, and for that to happen, we need your help. If you have feedback or want suggest a new word, please feel free to write the editors at the email address webmaster@albion.com. Editorial contributors will be recognized in a future version. We'd also value your technical feedback including bug reports and requests for new features.

Netdictionary is a production of Albion.com, an Internet publishing firm that has been providing Internet services since 1990. You can find out more about some of the services we offer by clicking the mini-banner at the bottom of each page.

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  • All entries -- including abbreviations and compound words -- are presented in strict alphabetical order.
  • The words "See" and "See also" are used to introduce cross-references.
  • Different parts of speech are usually treated as two different senses of the word.
  • Acronyms and abbreviations are entered in both expanded and short form. Definitions typically follow the expanded form, except in cases in which the abbreviation has become a word on its own. For example, the definition of "HTML" is listed under "Hypertext Markup Language", whereas the definition of "FAQ" is listed under "FAQ".

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