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AA abbreviation of "Alcoholics Anonymous," a world-wide recovery program for alcoholics, administered through chapters.
abort of a program or operation, to end prematurely, usu. in failure. [1/5 definitions]
act a single performance, usu. by a musician, comedian, or other entertainer, sometimes as part of a larger program of performances. [1/14 definitions]
add-on in computing, a supplementary program or piece of code written to alter, enhance, or extend the behavior of a main program. [1/2 definitions]
affirmative action a policy or program, supported by U. S. government regulations, to give equal opportunity in employment, college admissions, and the like to those considered previously disadvantaged, such as women and certain racial minority groups.
anchor in broadcasting, the main announcer on a news program. [1/7 definitions]
anchorman in broadcasting, the main announcer on a news program.
anchorwoman in broadcasting, a female anchor on a news program.
antivirus any software program designed to identify, thwart, and eliminate computer viruses and other malicious software programs. [1/2 definitions]
app (informal) in computing, a shortened form of "application program." [1/2 definitions]
application in computing, an application program. [1/6 definitions]
application program a computer program designed to be used by, and perform a particular function for, end users, such as a word-processing program, browser, or game.
audio in television or film, the sound portion of a program or broadcast. (Cf. video.) [1/3 definitions]
bill1 a list of particulars, such as a menu, theater program, or outline of a plan. [1/7 definitions]
billing the order or size of performers' names as they appear on a printed program, screen credits, or the like, taken as a sign of relative status or importance. [1/3 definitions]
bleep to obscure (a recorded sound) by substituting a beep, as in censoring profanity on a television program; blip. [1/2 definitions]
boot in computing, to start up (a computer or a program) by loading the operating system or providing the initial instructions (often fol. by up). [1/9 definitions]
bootstrap a single computer program that loads and puts into operation a bigger program. [3/5 definitions]
boot up in computing, to start up (a computer or a program) by loading the operating system or installing the initial instructions.
broadcast to transmit a program or message over radio or television. [2/9 definitions]
browser a computer program that locates and displays Web pages; Web browser.