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Make Ready
The processes involved in getting a press ready for a print run.

Creative professionals who are registered at AbleStable® and who offer products and/or services for sale of which they are the originator.

A bank account that allows people to accept credit card payments.

Merchant Account
A relationship between a business (i.e. a merchant) and a merchant bank which allows the retailer or merchant to accept credit card payments from customers.

A metaphor is a figure of speech where X is compared to Y, and where X is said to be Y: his skin is ice, his breath is fire.

Meta Tags
Information embedded in web pages in the 'head' before the 'body' section which allows search engines to index and classify your web site better and provides additional information about the web page and it's authorship and status.

MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)
A connectivity standard which enables you to hook together computers, musical instruments, and synthesizers to make and orchestrate digital sound.

Short for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. A standard for encoding information other than text so that it can be attached to an email message and sent across the Internet.

A copy of a website held on a different server.


Someone who runs an online forum, or special-interest discussion group called a 'newsgroup' or 'mailing list'.

An art form of musical sequences in time.

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