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Technical Slang

The tech world is filled with acronyms and abbreviations. Whether you are discussing hardware, software, the Internet, or some other technology, there's a good chance technical acronyms will enter the conversation. The list below will help you understand more of what the nerds around you are saying and may even help you build your own geek lexicon.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
dlDownload
HTTPHyperText Transfer Protocol
URLUniform Resource Locator
BCCBlind carbon copy
HTMLHyper-Text Markup Language
CCCarbon copy
WWWWorld Wide Web
ITInformation Technology
gbGigabyte
HTTPSHyperText Transfer Protocol Secure
tbTerabyte
HDTVHigh Definition TV
GIFGraphics Interchange Format
CSSCascading Style Sheet
HDDHard Disk Drive
CGComputer Graphics
s/wSoftware
d/lDownload
ulUpload
4GFourth generation cellular data technologies
404Page not found
FPSFrames per second
ROMEmulator game
MBPMacBook Pro
CSOMClient side object model
3GThird generation cellular data technologies
mbpsMegabits per second
URNUniform Resource Name
CrappleApple
URIUniform Resource Identifier
TechlexiaInability to use technology
DBADoing business as
TechlexicUnable to comprehend technology
SSDSolid State Drive
sfxSpecial effects
sysadminSystem administrator
SSLSecure Sockets Layer
ISPInternet Service Provider
UIUser Interface
vfxVisual effects
LEDLight-Emitting Diode
u/lUpload
LCDLiquid Crystal Display
FTPFile transfer protocol
DNSDomain Name System
OOOpenOffice
LinsuxLinux
WinblowsWindows
DRMDigital Rights Management
msftMicrosoft
mbMegabyte
GUIGraphical User Interface
NetiquetteInternet ettiquette
CRTCathode Ray Tube
kbKilobyte