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Icon
A small image on the computer's display which represents some action or object.

Imagesetter

An output device used to produce separated films from digital artwork. It can be thought of as a very high resolution printer. Most printing systems use the Postscript page description system.

Imposition

The layout of pages on the printed sheet so that they are in the correct order when the sheet is folded up and trimmed. Imagine a 16 page A5 leaflet printed on a single SRA2 sheet. The sheet is folded in half three times before trimming and stitching. If you look at the printed, unfolded sheet you will see that, for example, page 2 is adjacent to page 15 and half the pages are upside down! There are many different imposition layouts - some of them very complex.

Internet Protocol Address (IP Address)

The 32-bit address defined by the Internet Protocol. Every resource on the Internet has a unique numerical IP address, represented in dotted decimal notation. IP addresses are the closest thing the Internet has to phone numbers. By calling that number you get connected to the computer that 'owns' that IP address.

Internet Information Centre (InterNIC)

InterNIC is the combined name for the providers of registration, information, and database services to the Internet.

Internet Merchant Account

A special 'Card Not Present' account that permits the acceptance of credit cards online. Transactions are processed online, in real time.

Intranet NIC

Internet Information Centre InterNIC is the combined name for the providers of registration, information, and database services to the Internet.

Intranet

A private network inside a company or organization that uses the same kinds of software that you would find on the public Internet, but that is only for internal use.


IP Address

Internet Protocol Address

The 32bit address defined by the Internet Protocol. Every resource on the Internet has a unique numerical IP address, represented in dotted decimal notation. IP addresses are the
closest thing the Internet has to phone numbers. By calling that number you get connected to the computer that 'owns' that IP address.


IP (Internet Protocol)

An industry standard, connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol used as the network layer in the TCP/IP Protocol Suite.


ISP (Internet Service Provider)

A company that gives you access to the Internet.



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