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Redirect URL

A Web site address that when called redirects the user to a different URL. For example when a user enters into their web browser they will be automatically redirected to

When printing with two or more colours it is necessary to align the different plates. This is known as register. On the edges of an untrimmed sheet you will see small target shapes called register marks which are used for accurate positioning. A printed piece which is out of register will have an unfocussed look.

Regular Expression
A regular expression (abbreviated as regexp, regex, or regxp, with plural forms regexps, regexes, or regexen) is a string that describes or matches a set of strings, according to certain syntax rules. Regular expressions are used by many text editors and utilities to search and manipulate bodies of text based on certain patterns.

Relational Database
A database in which the various tables are linked by related fields.

Refresh Rate
The maximum rate of a monitor or display adapter which the picture can be redrawn. In general a refresh rate of less that 72 cycles per second (72 Hz or Hertz) will become uncomfortable.

Reparse Point
Reparse points are used as building blocks by Microsoft and thirdparties to enhance NTFS file system behavior.

Values of Red, Green, and Blue, where each component has a value from 0 to 255. 0-0-0 is black and 255-255-255 is white.


Often when a printing price is quoted it is given as a figure for the basic job plus a figure for additional copies.

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