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Name or Names - Refer to the address or addresses of a website.


Narendran, Paliath - See Paliath Narendran Ph.D.

NASA - Is the National Aerospace and Space Administration.

Nascom - Is NASA Communications.

NATO - Refers to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

NATO Phonetic Alphabet - Are the words used by NATO forces to represent letters when comunicating via radio, satellite, phones and other telecommunication devices. These words are used so the letters that sound similar may be distinguished from each other. The alphabet is as follows:

  • Alpha
  • Bravo
  • Charlie
  • Delta
  • Echo
  • Foxtrot
  • Golf
  • Hotel
  • India
  • Juliet
  • Kilo
  • Lima
  • Mike
  • November
  • Oscar
  • Papa
  • Quebec
  • Romeo
  • Sierra
  • Tango
  • Uniform
  • Victor
  • Whiskey
  • Xray
  • Yankee
  • Zulu

An example is the word Angel. In Nato phonetics it is "Alpha November Golf Echo Lima". Oasis is "Oscar Alpha Sierra India Sierra."

NCC - Is a Network Control Center.

Neil V. Murray Ph.D. - Dr. Murray received his doctorate from Syracuse University. He has contributed many great ideas to the field of computer science amoungst them are his studies in automated deduction, and negation normal form formulas. Professor Murray has accomplished major breakthroughs by using non-traditional deductive techniques such as annotated, multiple-valued and fuzzy logics.

Net - Refers to the World Wide Web, the Internet or an Intranet.

Network or Networks - Refers to connected computers or servers.

NFS - Is the Network File System. It also refers to the National Science Foundation.

NIC or NICs - Are Network Interface Cards.

NMC - Is the National Meteorological Center.

NNF - Refers to the Negation Normal Form.

NOAA - Is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Nodal Period - Is the time elapsed between in-between two successive ascending nodes of a satellite orbit. or translator.

Nondeterminism - Refers to a computational property that may have more than one result.

No frames or nonframes - Refers to a page which may be scrollable but is not partitioned into independent viewable segments.

Noninterlaced - Refers to the technique of updating or refreshing each horizonal line on a monitor. This improves the view by reducing screen flicker or fluttering. Compare to Interlacing.

non-stop - refers to streaming when used in the context of data transfer.

Non-terminal symbol or Non-terminal symbols - Refer to symbols which represent other production rules within the BNF grammar. These symbols are typically enclosed within less-than/greater-than brackets (ie. <non-terminal>).

non-volatile memory - See nonvolatile memory.

Nonvolatile Memory - Refers to data storage that retains information even if power to it is ceased. Examples of nonvolatile memory are hard drives, CD-ROMS, DVDS, floppy disks, tape, optical storage, super and zip disks.

NOS - Is a Network Operating System.

NOT AND - Refers to a logical condition describing two staements where one of the conditions is not true and the other is.

NRZI - Is the Nonreturn-to-Zero-Inverted digital signal.

NRZ-L - Is the Nonreturn-to-Zero-Level digital signal.

NSA - Refers to the National Security Agency. The NSA is an United States Government group specializing in data encryption and decryption and telecomunications security. Click here to vist their website.

NULL Modem Cable - Refers to serial wiring used to transfer data between two computers.

NUMA - Refers to Non-Uniform Memory Access.

nurb - Refers to a Non-Uniform Rational B-spline.

NVRAM - Refers to Nonvolatile Random Access Memory. This type of memory does not lose information when the computer is turned off. Nonvolatile Memory is often used for clocks/time functions and other system and software setup options.

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