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