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standard 7-bit code used to numerically represent characters during the transfer of text data (Computers)
people who live in the tropics where for a few days out of the year the sun stands directly overhead at noon and therefore casts no shadows
Ascii Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n. pl.)
Alt. of Ascians
  
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ascii
\as"ci*i\ (&?;), ascians \as"cians\ (&?;), ] n. pl. [l. ascii, pl. of ascius, gr. &?; without shadow; 'a priv. + &?; shadow.] persons who, at certain times of the year, have no shadow at noon; -- applied to the inhabitants of the torrid zone, who have, twice a year, a vertical sun.
ascii
n : (computer science) american standard code for information interchange; a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers [syn: ascii]




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 flat ascii 
 ascii art 
 ascii character table 
 ascii control character 
 us-ascii 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers
(synonym) American Standard Code for Information Interchange
(hypernym) code, computer code
(part-meronym) ASCII character
(classification) computer science, computing
Ascii Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCTS Glossary v.1.0
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Internet PR glossary
American Standard Code for Information Interchange; the standard set of English-language characters used for text communication on the Internet. Many foreign languages require a much larger character set to appropriately represent the language - for example, Arabic and Kanji. Contrast with binary.
Ascii Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  
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International Relations and Security Acronyms
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Ascii Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hill Associates Acronym List
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ANSI) 
ETSI and 3GPP
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Telecommunication Standard Terms
Acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. The standard code used for information interchange among data processing systems, data communications systems, and associated equipment in the United States. (188 ) Note 1: The ASCII character set contains 128 coded characters. Note 2: Each ASCII character is a 7-bit coded unique character; 8 bits when a parity check bit is included. Note 3: The ASCII character set consists of control characters and graphic characters. Note 4: When considered simply as a set of 128 unique bit patterns, or 256 with a parity bit, disassociated from the character equivalences in national implementations, the ASCII may be considered as an alphabet used in machine languages. Note 5: The ASCII is the U.S. implementation of International Alphabet No. 5 (IA No. 5) as specified in CCITT Recommendation V.3.
See ASCII.
Telecom Terms
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Yigal's 3G abbreviations
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Nuclear Energy Acronyms
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Technical English by wpv
American (National) Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standard character-to-number encoding widely used in the computer industry.
AERONAUTICAL ABBREVIATIONS
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Abbreviation Airbus A340
American Standard Code for Information Interchange: ASCII code is used for datatransfer e.g. for datalinks by acars.
U.F.O. Related Terminology and Acronyms
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Fiber Optics, Optical Networking Terms
American standard code for information interchange. A means of encoding information.
Oceanographic, Meteorologal & Climatologal abbreviations and acronyms
American Standard Code for Information Exchange
GSM abbreviations
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Ascii Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
9300+ Computer Acronyms
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
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American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Noman's Java(TM) Glossary
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standard assignment of 7-bit numeric codes to characters. See also Unicode .
Jargon File
/as'kee/ n. [originally an acronym (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) but now merely conventional] The predominant character set encoding of present-day computers. The standard version uses 7 bits for each character, whereas most earlier codes (including early drafts of of ASCII prior to June 1961) used fewer. This change allowed the inclusion of lowercase letters -- a major win -- but it did not provide for accented letters or any other letterforms not used in English (such as the German sharp-S or the ae-ligature which is a letter in, for example, Norwegian). It could be worse, though. It could be much worse. See EBCDIC to understand how. A history of ASCII and its ancestors is at http://www.wps.com/texts/codes/index.html .
Computers are much pickier and less flexible about spelling than humans; thus, hackers need to be very precise when talking about characters, and have developed a considerable amount of verbal shorthand for them. Every character has one or more names -- some formal, some concise, some silly. Common jargon names for ASCII characters are collected here. See also individual entries for bang , excl , open , ques , semi , shriek , splat , twiddle , and Yu-Shiang Whole Fish .
This list derives from revision 2.3 of the Usenet ASCII pronunciation guide. Single characters are listed in ASCII order; character pairs are sorted in by first member. For each character, common names are given in rough order of popularity, followed by names that are reported but rarely seen; official ANSI/CCITT names are surrounded by brokets: <>. Square brackets mark the particularly silly names introduced by INTERCAL . The abbreviations "l/r" and "o/c" stand for left/right and "open/close" respectively. Ordinary parentheticals provide some usage information.!Common: bang ; pling; excl; shriek; <exclamation mark>. Rare:factorial; exclam; smash; cuss; boing; yell; wow; hey; wham; eureka;[spark-spot]; soldier, control.
"Common: double quote; quote. Rare: literal mark; double-glitch;<quotation marks> <dieresis> dirk; [rabbit-ears]; doubleprime.
#Common: number sign; pound; pound sign; hash; sharp; crunch ; hex;[mesh]. Rare: grid; crosshatch; octothorpe; flash; <square>, pig-pen;tictactoe; scratchmark; thud; thump; splat .
$Common: dollar; <dollar sign>. Rare: currency symbol; buck; cash;string (from BASIC); escape (when used as the echo of ASCII ESC);ding; cache; [big money].
%Common: percent; <percent sign> mod; grapes. Rare:[double-oh-seven].
&Common: <ampersand> amper; and. Rare: address (from C); reference(from C++); andpersand; bitand; background (from sh(1));pretzel; amp. [INTERCAL called this `ampersand'; what could besillier?]
Abriged! For full definition refer to original Jargon File http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/
Glossary of the European Information Society
It is the standard code system used on PCs. This is the de facto world-wide standard for the code numbers used by computers to represent all the upper and lower-case Latin letters, numbers, punctuation, etc. There are 128 standard ASCII codes each of which can be represented by a 7 digit binary number: 0000000 through 1111111. 
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A Glossary of Internet & PC Terminology
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It is a standard way of representing ordinary text as a stream of binary numbers. A code set of 128 characters. The first 32 characters are control codes & the remaining 96 are upper & lower case letters, numbers, punctuation marks & special characters.
WebGuest Web Glossary
World-wide standard for the code numbers assigned to each key on the keyboard. ASCII text does not include formatting and therefore can be exchanged and read by most computer systems.
Jensen's Technology Glossary
American Standard Code for Information Interchange computer character set (text and symbols) that enables transfer of text and data between different computing systems. This international standard provides only very plain text without options for font modifications. For example, files from word processors such as Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, and Word Star often cannot be imported to hypertext or hypermedia software without conversion to ASCII code (most word processors will change files to ASCII "text" files). The downside is that nearly all formatting and font variations are lost in ASCII conversions such that imported ASCII text may have to be re-formatted line by line and altered for font preferences. Very few software alternatives have "filters" that import word processor files directly without having to convert to ASCII codes, although many are now adding rich-text format (RTF) utilities. In hypertext authoring, choice of a hypertext software option should include a question concerning whether "filters" are available for avoidance of ASCII text conversions. (See alsoANSI , Internet Messaging , and Rich-text format )
Internet Glossary
(American Standard Code for Information Interchange) -- This is the de facto world-wide standard for the code numbers used by computers to represent all the upper and lower-case Latin letters, numbers, punctuation, etc. There are 128 standard ASCII codes each of which can be represented by a 7 digit binary number: 0000000 through 1111111.
Internetworking Terms
See: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
A standard character-to-number encoding widely used in the computer industry. See also: EBCDIC.
INTERNET TERMS&ACRONYMSV1.0
ASCII ( American Standard Code for Information Interchange ) (pronounced AS-key )
A set of 128 alphanumeric and special control characters.Although now widely used to denote plain-text that is ,text without formatting and independent of any type font-ASCII is usually a dsts code now used universally in communication applications by minicomputers and personel computers to represent 128 possible character set ,the numerals 0 yo 9,punctuation marks and other non-alphanumeric characters found on a standard keyboard,plus several’’control codes’’ that denote invisible characters like the carriage return and tab.ASCII is also sometimes known as TTY,denoting its legacy in the teletype industry.
Internet and Chat Abbreviations
American Standard Code of Information Interchange
The Internet Dictionary
(American Standard Code for Information Exchange) The standard method for encoding characters as 8-bit sequences of binary numbers, allowing a maximum of 256 characters. Text files are customarily called "ASCII files".
Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
Stands for "American Standard Code for Information Interchange." ASCII is the universal standard for the numerical codes computers use to represent all upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and puctuation. Without ASCII, each type of computer would use a different way of representing letters and numbers, causing major chaos for computer programmers (allowing them even less sleep than they already get). ASCII makes is possible for text to be represented the same on a Pentium-based PC in Minneapolis as it is on a Power Mac Cube in Paris, France. There are 128 standard ASCII codes, each of which can be represented by a 7 digit binary number (because 2^7 = 128).
Multimedia Glossary
the standard character set for text files. See text files
Panda Software Glossary
Is a standard code -American Standard Code for Information Interchange- for representing characters (letters, numbers, punctuation marks, etc.) as numbers.
Ascii Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
ASCII ( ), abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character-encoding scheme (the IANA prefers the name US-ASCII). ASCII codes represent text in computers, communications equipment, and other devices that use text. Most modern character-encoding schemes are based on ASCII, though they support many additional characters. ASCII was the most common character encoding on the World Wide Web until December 2007, when it was surpassed by UTF-8, which includes ASCII as a subset.

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Ascii Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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American Standard Code for Information Interchange. The ASCII 7-bit code represents 128 characters including 32 control characters.
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An acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standard code for representing text (characters, numbers, special characters, etc.) inside a computer. ASCII is also one of the codes used in the transfer of data or files between computers.
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