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Dietmar's Multimedia Acronyms

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Here I try to list all multimedia-related acronyms I can find. Acronyms are artificial words, put together of initials. Additionally, I also list related abbreviations, like ALGOL, COBOL, E-Mail, FORTRAN, Hi-Fi, MODEM, PhotoCD, V.n, X.n.

The format of the list items is:

acronym - meaning

The "meaning" shows capital letters that are used in the "acronym" - no matter where (beginning or center of the word) or whether it is usual in the English language. The explaination is optional and, if available, gives some further information that is not obvious and leads to other entries.

Most of the acronyms listed here originate from the computer field. So you can find, for example:

Today the term "multimedia" very often is related to Internet and online services. In this glossary you can find explainations for:

There are also several terms especially related to "multimedia". These describe devices or services that connect several media. Here you can find acronyms of this field:

One of the most important media is the music field. Therefore, you will be informed about the following acronyms:

Another important media is the video field. Of course, here are also explained some video acronyms:

I try to avoid company-specific terms as the are mostly invented to promote a certain product and not commonly used.

I hope you can find what you would like to know and enjoy this service. If you know something that's missing, just tell me! To go on, click on one of the letters:

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