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