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computer abbreviation: 'transport control program/Internet
protocol.' It refers to the well-defined system of protocols
used for communication over the Internet.
A program for creating and editing document files in basic
ASCII format. This is distinct from a word processor,
which is designed for more complex formatting and layout
operations. ASCII text is the lowest common denominator
of document communication, and can be understood by all
Fold (used in web design)
The visible screen area of an average
sized monitor that can be viewed without the need to scroll.
'Tagged image file format.' A type of bitmap file. TIFF
files may contain multiple images, and support a variety
of colour depths and may use compression.
The quality of sound: the difference between the same
note (pitch) on different instruments (see 'tone' below).
Timbre is made up of three elements: 1) the particular
combinations of harmonics; 2) the sound envelope - the
notes attack, decay, sustain and release; and 3) the resonance
of the sound.
The essential element of music.
A synonym of 'timbre' (see above).
Microsoft Windows jargon for a little explanatory message
that pops up when the user moves the mouse cursor over
a button on a toolbar.
The preferred medium for photographs intended for printing.
Transparencies generally have sharper images and better
colour than photographic prints. The three most common
sizes are 'five-by-four', 'two-and-a-quarter' (both in
inches) and 35mm - the same size as your holiday slides.
Every visible colour of light can be represented by a
combination of primary colours, e.g., red, green and blue.
If a display system is able to represent the intensities
of each primary colour separately it is referred to as
a 'true colour' system.
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