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T

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T

(Tera-). Trillion; 10^12. Or, 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776). Binary numbers are often used when measuring computer storage.

T-byte

Terabyte. A trillion (10^12) bytes. Or, 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes. Binary numbers are often used when measuring computer storage.

T1

Traditional phones, mainly in North America, use a T1 connection to transmit voice. Consisting of 24 voice channels, a T1 line supports data rates up to 1.544 Mbits/sec. Many businesses use T1 telecommunication lines to connect to the Internet. Nowadays, T1 lines have several uses apart from traditional phone communication and Internet access. VoIP systems use T1 lines as well. Usually a T1 interface card is used to interface between the IP network and the T1 line.

T1 carrier

A telephone line connection for digital transmission that can handle 24 voice or data channels at 64 kilobits per second, over two twisted pair wires. T1 lines are used for heavy telephone traffic, or for computer networks linked directly to the Internet.

T1 line

A telephone line connection for digital transmission that can handle 24 voice or data channels at 64 kilobits per second, over two twisted pair wires. T1 lines are used for heavy telephone traffic, or for computer networks linked directly to the Internet. T1 lines are normally used by small and medium-sized companies with heavy network traffic. They can send and receive very large text files, graphics, sounds, and databases very quickly. Sometimes referred to as a leased line, a T1 is too large and expensive for individual home use.

T3 carrier

A connection made up of 28 T1 carriers, used to transmit digital signals on fiber-optic cable at 44.736 megabits per second. T3 can handle 672 voice conversations or one video channel.

T3 line

A connection made up of 28 T1 carriers, used to transmit digital signals on fiber-optic cable at 44.736 megabits per second. T3 can handle 672 voice conversations or one video channel. The T3 line has enough bandwidth to transmit full-motion real-time video, and very large databases over a busy network. A T3 line would be installed as a major networking channel for a large corporation or university with high volume network traffic. The backbones of the major Internet service providers are comprised of T3 lines.

TA

ISDN Terminal Adapter. A device that connects a computer to an ISDN channel. It is used instead of a modem, and is either an external unit or a plug-in adapter card. Some terminal adapters have the ability to automatically switch between analog and digital modes.

tab

To hit the tab key or give another command that advances the cursor to the next tab stop. Tab stops are used for tabular material (material that is arranged in a table) to line up text in columns.

tab character

ASCII character 9: Control-I is the character for a horizontal tab. ASCII character 11: Control-K is the character for a vertical tab. The tab character moves the cursor, and any text in front of it, to the next tab stop. It is normally invisible, but certain keyboard commands such as Show Invisibles or command-J will make the hard returns, spaces, and tabs visible on the screen (though they still will not show up in print). In this case, the tabs look like right-facing arrows.

tab clear

A key on a typewriter that is used to clear tab stops.

tab delimited

Having tabs as separators between data elements. For example, in a database or spreadsheet, the tab key can be used to move from one field or cell to the next. The file is tab-delimited (even though the user also has the option to use the mouse to move around). The data from one of these files can be exported into a tab delimited text file.

tab key

A key near the top left of the computer keyboard that is used to move the cursor to a tab stop, from one field to the next in a database, or from cell to cell in a spreadsheet. In some programs, the tab key pressed with the shift key moves in the opposite direction.

tab settings

Settings used in a document to line up text in columns. The tab key is used to move the cursor from one tab stop to the next. In word processing programs, tab settings can be entered by typing in numbers or by clicking on a ruler.

table
  1. A presentation of information organized in rows and columns. spreadsheet and database programs provide the best tools for working with tables. A database can show and work with intricate relationships between and among fields and databases. 2. In programming, same as an array.
table lookup

The process of searching for data in a table.

table view

A display of items in table format, showing rows and columns.

TABLET

A query language.

tabular

Arranged as a table, in rows and columns.

tabulate
  1. To put data into tabular form. 2. To count, record, or list data. 3. To add a list of numbers and print totals.
Tabulating Machine Company

An early company that sold tabulating machines, founded in 1896 by Herman Hollerith, inventor of punched cards. It later merged with several other companies to form the Computing-Tabulating-Recording company, which, in 1924, was renamed IBM (International Business Machines).

TACS: Total Access Communication System

Total Access Communication System (TACS) is the European version of AMPS -- the 1G technology for mobile wireless. ETACS was an extended version of TACS with more channels. TACS and ETACS are now obsolete in Europe, having been replaced by the more scalable and all-digital GSM system.

TAF

That's All, Folks!.

TAFN

That’s All For Now

tag

A code within a data structure that gives instructions for formatting or other actions. World Wide Web documents are set up using HTML tags which serve various functions such as controlling the styling of text and placement of graphic elements and providing links to interactive programs and scripts.

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