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S-CDMA Synchronous Code-Division Multiple Access
S-HTTP Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol
S/H Sample and Hold
S/N Signal-to-Noise (Ratio)
S/TK Sectors Per Track
S/W Software
SAA Systems Application Architecture
SAC Single Attachment Concentrator
SADL Synchronous Data Link Control
SAINT * Symbolic Automatic Integrator
SAL Shift Arithmetic Left
SAM Serial Access Memory
Sequential Access Method
Security Accounts Manager
Single Application Mode
SANE Standard Apple Numeric Environment
SAN Storage/System Area Network
SAPI Speech Application Program Interface
SAP Second Audio Program
Service Access Point
Service Advertising Protocol
* Symbolic Assembly Program
Systems, Applications and Products (company)
SAR Segmentation and Reassembly
Shift Arithmetic Right
Successive Approximation Register
Synthetic Aperature Radar
SASI Shugert Associates System Interface (SCSI originated from SASI)
SAS Sales Accounting System
Single Attached Station
Single Audio System
Statistical Analysis System
SATAN Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks
SAVDM Single Application VDM
SA Selective Availability
SBA Scene Balance Algorithms
SBB Subtract With Borrow
SBCS Single-Byte Character Set
SBC Single-Board Computer
SBI Sound Blaster Instrument
SBS Smart Battery Specification
SB Sound Blaster
Sound Board
SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCAM SCSI Configuration Automatically
SCAS Scan String
SCB Subsystem Control Block
SCCS Source Code Control System
SCC Serial Communications Controllers
Serial Controller Chip
Synchronous Channel Check
SCD Standard Color Display
SCF System Control Facility
SCI. Science
SCI Scalable Coherent Interface
Serial Communications Interface
SCLM Software Configuration and Library Management
SCM ScreenCam Format
Software Configuration Management
Station Class Mark
SCOPE Simple Communications Programming Environment
SCO Santa Cruz Operation (Software Company)
SCP Save Cursor Position
Subsystem Control Port
System Control Program
SCRN Screen (video display)
SCRS Scalable Cluster of RISC Systems
SCR Silicon Controlled Rectifier
SCSA Signal Computing System Architecture
SCSI Small Computer Systems Interface
SCSI System Can't See It
SD-ROM Super Density ROM
SDAM Single DOS Application Mode
SDA Software Disk Array
Source Data Automation
System Display Architecture
SDB Symbolic Debugger
SDD Software Description Database
Subscriber Data Document
SDF Space Delimited File
Space Delimited Format
SDH Synchronous Digital Hierarchy
SDI Selective Dissemination of Information
Single Document Interface Software Development Interface
SDK Software Developer's Kit
SDLC Synchronous Data Link Control (protocol)
SDL Specification and Description Language
SDMS SCSI Device Management System
SDM System Development Multitasking
SDNS Secure Data Network Service
SDN Software Defined Network
SDRAM Synchronous DRAM
SDR Streaming Data Request
SDSL Single-Line/Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line
SDS Sysops Distribution System
SDTV Standard Definition Television
SDV Switched Digital Video
SDX Storage Data Acceleration
SD_STB Streaming Data Strobe
SD Send Data
Super Density
SEAC * Name of first computer to use transistors, built by (National Bureau of) Standards Eastern Automatic Calculator (Also see SWAC)
SEAL Segmentation and Reassembly Layer (protocol)
Screening External Access Link
SEA Standard Extended Attribute
SECAM Sequentiel Couleur Avec Memoire (Sequential Color With Memory)
SECC Single Edge Contact Cartridge
SEC Single Error Correction
SED Stream Editor
Stream-Oriented Editor
SEG Segment
SEH Structured Exception Handling
SEL Select
SEM Scanning Electron Microscope
Standard Electronic Module
Strategic Enterprise Management
SEPP Secure Encryption Payment Protocol
SERCOS Serial Real-Time Communications System
SER Serial
SETEXT Structure Enhanced Text
SET Secure Electronic Transaction
Softwave Engineering Technology
SEU Smallest Executable Unit
SFC System File Checker
SFDR Spurious-Free Dynamic Range
SFD Start Frame Delimiter
SFQL Structured Full-text Query Language
SFS System File Server
SFT System Fault Tolerance
SFX Sound Effect(s)
SF Sign Flag
SGA Shared Global Area
SGDT Store Global Descriptor Table
SGEN Signal Generator
System Generator
SGI Silicon Graphics, Inc.
SGML Standard Generalized Markup Language
SGM Shaded Graphics Modeling
SGRAM Synchronous Graphics RAM
SGR Set Graphics Rendition
SHAR Shell Archive
SHA Secure Hash Algorithm
SHED Segmented Hypergraphic Editor
SHG Segmented Hypergraphics
SHL Shift Logical Left
SHR Shift Logical Right
SHV Standard High-Volume
SI/SO Serial In/Serial Out
Shift In/Shift Out
SIC Standard Industrial Code
SIDF System Independent Data Format
SIDH System Identification for Home Systems
SIDT Store Interrupt Descriptor Table
SID Security Identifier
Serial Input Data
Station Identification
Symbolic Interactive Debugger
System ID
SIFT Stanford Information Filtering Tool
SIGCAT Special Interest Group on CD-ROM Applications and Technology
SIG Special Interest Group
SIMD Single Instruction, Multiple Data-stream (processor)
SIMM Single In-line Memory Module
SIMTEL Simulation and Teleprocessing
SIMULA Simulation (language)
SIM Simulator
SIO Serial Input/Output (communications driver)
SIPC Simply Interactive Personal Computer
SIPO Serial In, Parallel Out
SIPP Single In-line Pin Package
SIP Single In-line Package
SIRDS Single-Image Random Dot Stereogram
SIR Serial Infrared
SITD Still in the Dark
SIT Special Information Tones
SIU System Interface Unit
SI Shift-In
Source Index
System Information
System Integration
SKIP Simple Key-Management for Internet Protocols
SKS Some Kind Soul -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
SKU# Stock Keeping Unit Number
SLC Subscriber Line Concentrator
SLDT Store Local Descriptor Table
SLED Single Large Expensive Disk
SLIC System Level Integration Circuit
SLIM Structured Language for Internet Markup
SLIP Serial Line Interface Protocol
SLMR Silly Little Mail Reader
SLM Spatial Light Modulator
SLOSH Sea, Lake and Overland Surge from Hurricane (program)
SLP Service Location Protocol
SLSI Super Large-Scale Integration
SLSS Systems Library Subscription Service
SLU Spoken Language Understanding
SMART Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology
SMB Server Message Block (protocol)
SMDR Station Message Detail Recording
SMDS Switched Multimedia/Multi-Megabit Data Service
SMD Surface Mounted Device
SMF Single Mode Fiber
System Manager Facility
SMIF Standard Mechanical Interface
SMIL Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language
SMIT System Management Interface Tool
SMI System Management Interrupt ]
SMK Software Migration Kit
SML Standard Meta Language
SMM System Management Mode ]
SMOBC Solder Mask Over Bare Copper
SMPC Shared Memory Parallel Computer
SMPS Switching Mode Power Supply
SMP Simple Management Protocol
Symbolic Manipulation Program
Symmetrical Multi-Processing
Symmetric Multiprocessor
SMRAM System Management Random Access Memory
SMSW Store Machine Status Word
SMS Small Messaging System
Storage Management Services
Storage Management Subsystem/System
Systems Management Server
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SMT Station Management (protocol)
Surface-Mount Technology
SMU System Management Utility
SM Set Mode
Shared Memory
SNAFU Situation Normal, All F***ed Up
SNAP Sub-Network Access Protocol
Sub-Network Attachment Point
SNA Systems Network Architecture
SND Sound
SNEWS Secure News Server
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol
SNOBOL String Oriented Symbolic Language (Programming Language)
SNP Serial Number/Password
SNR Signal-to-Noise Ratio
SN Serial Number
SO-DIMM Small Outline DIMM
SOA Start Of Authority
SOC. Social Issues
SOCKS Socket Secure (server)
SOC System On a Chip
SOE Standard Operating Environment
SoG Society of Genealogists -- Genealogy Term see UK Genealogy Common Acronyms & Jargon for more information.
SOHO Small Office/Home Office
SOH Start of Header
SOL Simulation Oriented Language
SOM Start of Message
System Object Model
SONET Synchronous Optical Network
SOP Small Outline Package
Standard Operating Procedures
SorG Straight or Gay?
SOS Silicon On Sapphire
Sophisticated Operating System
Standards and Open Systems
SOTA State Of The Art
SOX Sound Exchange
SPAN Space Physics Analysis Network
SPARC Scalable Processor Architecture
Sun's Palo Alto Research Center
SPA Secure Password Authentication
Software Publishers Association
SPCL Spectrum Cellular Corporation
SPCS Stored Program Controlled Switch
SPC Small Peripheral Controller
Statistical Process Control
SPD Serial Presence Detect
SPEC Systems Performance Evaluation Cooperative
SPF Shortest Path First
System Programming Facility
SPGA Staggered Pin-Grid Array
SPID Service Profile/Provider Identifier
SPIKE Science Planning Intelligent Knowledge-Based Environment
SPIRES Stanford Public Information Retrieval System
SPI Security Parameters Index
Service Provider Interface
SCSI Parallel Interface
SPLD Simple Programmable Logic Device
SPL Spooler
System Programming Language
SPM System Performance Monitor
SPOOL Simultaneous Peripheral Operations On Line
SPOT Shared Product Object Tree
SPPS Scalable Power Parallel System
SPP Sequenced Packet Protocol
Standard Printer Port
SPREAD * Systems Programming, Research, Engineering and Development
SPR Special Purpose Register
Statistical Pattern Recognition
SPSS Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
SPS Shock Protection System
Standby Power System
SPT Sectors Per Track
SPX Sequenced Packet Exchange
SP Service Pack
Stack Pointer
System Product
SQE Signal Quality Error (test)
SQL/DS Structured Query Language/Data System
SQL structured query language
SQRT Square Root
SQ Squeezed (files)
SRAM Shadow Random Access Memory
Static Random Access Memory
SRAPI Speech Recognition API
SRB Source-Route Bridge
SRDRAM Self-Refreshed DRAM
SRD Screen Reader System
SRGB Sustained RGB (values)
SRM Security Reference Monitor
SRO Sharable and Read Only
SRPI Server-Requester Programming Interface
SRP Suggested Retail Price
SRQ Service Request
SRR Serially Reusable Resource
SRS Sound Retrieval System
SR Shift Register
SSAP Source Service Access Point
SSA Serial Storage Architecture
SSCP Systems Service Control Point
SSD Solid State Disk
SSEC * Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator
SSGA System Support Gate Array
SSH Secure Shell
SSI Server Side Includes
Single System Image
Small Scale Integration
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
SSPI Security Service Provider Interface
SSRP Simple Server Redundancy Protocol
SST Spread-Spectrum Technology
Systems Services and Technology
SS Stack Segment
Single Sided
STAR Self Defining Text Archival
STA Spanning Tree Algorithm
STB Strobe
STC Set Carry Flag
STDAUX Standard Auxilary
STDA StreetTalk Directory Assistance
STDERR Standard Error
STDIN Standard Input
STDIO.H Standard Input/Output Header
STDM Statistical Time Division Multiplexer
STDOUT Standard Output
STDPRN Standard Printer
STD Set Direction Flag
STEP Standard for Exchange of Product
STF^ Shut The f--- up
STI Set Interrupt Flag
STL Standard Template Library
STN Super-Twist Nematic
STOS Store String
STP Secure Transfer Protocol
Shielded Twisted Pair (cable)
Signal Transfer Point
Synchronized Transaction Processing
STRESS Structural Engineering System Solver (Programming Language)
STRUDL Structural Design Language (Programming Language)
STR Store Task Register
Synchronous Transmitter Receiver
STScI Space Telescope Science Institute
STT Secure Transaction Technology
STX Start of Text
SUB Subroutine
SUN Sun Microsystems, Inc.
SUYF Shut Up You Fool
SVC Switched Virtual Circuit
SVF Simple Vector Format
SVGA Super Video Graphics Adaptor
SVG Scalable Vector Graphics
SVM System Virtual Machine
SVN Switched Virtual Network
SVR# System V Release Number
SVR Server
SWAC * Mobile version of SEAC, built for deployment to White Sands, and named Standards Western Automatic Calculator
SWAG Scientific Wild Ass Guess
SWAIS Simple Wide Area Information Server
SWAP Shared Wireless Access Protocol
SWDYT So What Do You Think
SWIG Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator
SWISH Simple Web Indexing System for Humans
SWP Simple Web Printing
SYLK Symbolic Link
SYNC Synchronous
SYSADMIN System Administrator
SYSGEN System Generator
SYSLOG System Log
SYSMOD System Modification
SYSOP System Operator
SYSREQ System Request
SYS System
SZ Send ZModem