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F/T Full Time
F2F Face to Face
FAB Computer-Chip Fabrication Plant
FAC File Access Code
FAMOS Floating Gate Avalanche MOS
FANS Future Air Navigation System
FAPI Family Application Program Interface
FAP File Access Protocol
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions This is one of those things that you really should read. But who has the time? A minute or two and a kind word from each of us might go a long way. The FAQ is actually such a thing. Someone, somewhere, has taken many minutes to right many kinds words to hopefully get your through the worse confusion. Almost every subject on the internet that you can imagine has a FAQ. When trying to find some information on a particular subject go to your favorite seach engine, go to the adFARNET|&|Federation of American Research Networks
FASIC Function and Algorithm-Specific Integrated Circuit
FAT File Allocation Table
FAX Facsimile
FC/AL Fiber Channel/Arbitrated Loop
FC/EL Fiber Channel/Enhanced Loop
FCB File Control Block
FCC: File Carbon Copy
FCCSET Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FCI Flux Changes per Inch
FCL Fibre Channel Loop
FCR FIFO Control Register
FCS Fiber Channel Standard
Frame Check Sequence
FDC Floppy Disk Controller
FDDI Fiber Digital Device Interface
Fiber Distributed Data Interface
FDD Floppy Disk Drive I'm not sure where FDD shows up. I haven't seen it much and I've been using computers at the grunt level for years. Must be one of those fancy things that you can live without.
FDISK Fixed Disk
FDMA Frequency Division Multiple Access
FDM Frequency Division Multiplexing
FDX Full Duplex
FD Floppy Disk
Floppy Drive
Full Duplex
FECN Forward Explicit Congestion Notification
FEC Forward Error Correction
FED Field Emission/Emitter Display
FEFO First-Ended, First-Out
FEPI Front End Programming Interface
FEP Front End Processor
FeRAM Ferroelectric RAM
FESDK Far East Software Development Kit
FET Field Effect Transistor
FFDC First Failure Data Capture
FFHS Federation of Family History Societies -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
FFST First Failure Support Technology
FFS Fast File System
FFT Fast Fourier Transform
Final Form Text
FF Flip-Flop
Form Feed
FGREP Fixed Global Regular Expression Print
FG Floating Gate
FHC Family History Center -- A network of over 3,000 centers world-wide provide access to the loanable materials of the Family History Library. -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
FHL Family History Library -- Located in Salt Lake City, Utah -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
FHSS Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum
FHS Fan Heat-Sink
FIFO First-In, First-Out
FIF Fractal Image Format
FILO First-In, Last-Out
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standard
FIP File Processor Buffering
FIRST Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams
FIR Fast Infrared
Finite Impulse Response
FIU Fingerprint Identification Unit
FIX Federal Internet Exchange
FLA Four Letter Acronym
FLC Ferro-electric Liquid Crystal
FLD Field
FLL FoxPro Link Library
FLOPS Floating Point Operations Per Second
FMS Forms Management System
FMT Format
FMV Full Motion Video
FNT Font
FOAF Friend of a friend
FOCUS Forum of Control Data Users
FOD Fax On Demand
FOG First Osborne Group
FOIRL Fiber Optic Inter Repeater Link
FOLDOC Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing
FOL f--- off loser
FORTH (Programming Language)(See HLL)
FORTRAN Formula Translator (Programming Language)(See HLL)
FOSE Federal Office Systems Exposition
FOSI Format Option Specification Instance
FOSSIL Fido/Opus/Seadog Standard Interface Layer
FPCE Floating-Point C Extension (specification)
FPC Floating Point Calculation
FPGA Field Programmable Gate-Array
FPLA Field Programmable Logic-Array
FPM Fast Page Mode
FPP Fixed Path Protocol
Floating Point Processor
FPR Floating-Point Register
FPS Favorite Picture Selection
Frames Per Second
FPT Forced Perfect Termination
FPU Floating Point Unit
FQDN Fully Qualified Domain Name
FRAD Frame Relay Access Device
Frame Relay Assembler/Disassembler
FRAG Fragment
FRAM Ferroelectric Random-Access Memory
FRC Functional Redundancy Checking
FRC The Family Records Centre -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
FRED Frame Editor
Front-End to Dish
FRPI Flux Reversals Per Inch
FSB Front Side Bus
FSD File System Driver
FSE Full Screen Editor
FSF Free Software Foundation
FSK Frequency Shift Keying
FSN Full Service Network
FSP File Service Protocol
FSR Free System Resources
FST Flat Square Tube (monitor)
FS File Separator
FTAM File Transfer, Access and Management
File Transfer and Access Method
FTL Flash Transition Layer ]
FTMag Family Tree Magazine -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
FTM Family Tree Maker -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
FTM Flat Tension Mask
FTO Figure The Odds This is more often than not short hand for "not bloody likely."
FTPD File Transfer Protocol Daemon
FTP File Transfer Protocol This is one of several very important internet protocols. There are many protocols. But the most important to the average user are: http (browser), ftp (ftp upload/download software), and SMTP (email Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). There are others. This you can't really go far without.
FTS Federal Telecommunication System
FTTC Fiber To The Curb
FTX Fault Tolerant Unix
FUBAR F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition
FUI File Update Information
FUNC Function
FVT Full Video Translation
FWIW For What It's Worth
FYA For Your Amusement
FYI For Your Information