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X

Word Explanation
X
  1. Formally, the X Window System; also nicknamed X Windows. A popular window system developed at MIT and used on some workstations. It is often used on UNIX systems and can be run with other major operating systems. With X, users can run applications on other computers in the network while viewing the output on their own screens. The X terminal with keyboard, mouse, and monitor is considered the server and the applications, which may run on the same computer or a different computer, are considered the clients. 2. The CCITT documents that define communication network standards; for example, X.400 - the Message Handling System, and X.500 - Directory Services.
X Bitmap

A black and white bitmap graphics format used by UNIX. Its filename extension is .XBM. In some WWW browsers, the white parts of the image appear transparent, taking the color of the background.

X Pixelmap

An 8-bit, 256 colors, bitmap graphics format used with UNIX and the X Window System.

X protocol

The protocol used by the X Window System for exchanging messages between clients and servers.

X terminal

A terminal which acts as an X server.

X Terminal

An X terminal consists of a piece of dedicated hardware running an X server as a thin client. This architecture became popular for building inexpensive terminal parks for many users to simultaneously use the same large server. X terminals can explore the network (the local broadcast domain) using the X Display Manager Control Protocol to generate a list of available hosts that they can run clients from. The initial host needs to run an X display manager.

X Window System

Also called X or X Windows. A popular window system developed at MIT and used on some workstations. It is often used on UNIX systems and can be run with other major operating systems. With X, users can run applications on other computers in the network while viewing the output on their own screens. The X terminal with keyboard, mouse, and monitor is considered the server and the applications, which may run on the same computer or a different computer, are considered the clients.

X Windows

Formally knows as the X Window System; also called X. A popular window system developed at MIT and used on some workstations. It is often used on UNIX systems and can be run with other major operating systems. With X, users can run applications on other computers in the network while viewing the output on their own screens. The X terminal with keyboard, mouse, and monitor is considered the server and the applications, which may run on the same computer or a different computer, are considered the clients.

X-(

Just died

x-axis

The horizontal axis, representing width, in an x-y coordinate system or three-dimensional coordinate system.

X-Band

X-band is the bandwith between 7 GHz to 8 GHz, which usually is used by military satellites.

x-height

The height of a lowercase x. The x-height plus the height of the ascender and descender determines the point size.

X-off

Transmitter off. A code that turns off the transmission of data from a computer to a terminal.

X-on or X-ON

Transmitter on. A code that turns on the transmission of data from a computer to a terminal.

x-y matrix

A two-dimensional matrix, in which the x axis is the horizontal row, and the y axis is the vertical row. Examples are mathematical tables and two-dimensional graphic figures.

x-y-z matrix

A three-dimensional matrix, in which the x axis represents width, the y axis represents height, and the z axis represents depth.

X.25

A standard protocol for packet-switched data networks, published by the International Telecommunications Union, Telecommunications Sector (ITU-TS). The standard specifies the interfaces between data terminal equipment and the packet-switched network, and how data is assembled into packets. An alternative protocol for packet-switched networks is the newer frame relay standard.

X.500

A set of ITU-T standards for online directory services, also called a directory information base (DIB) or white pages. X.500 provides a hierarchical structure and some security features like selective access to certain attributes of a listing.

X/Open

An international consortium of computer product vendors whose purpose is to promote the development of portable applications based on UNIX. This group publishes the X/Open Portability Guide.

x86

A series of microprocessors developed by Intel, used in PCs. See 286, 386, 486, 586, 686.

XA-3300-CC-50

XMS (Xirrus Management System) and 50 Wi-Fi Array License to operate on customer-supplied server.

XA-3300-CC-BASE

XMS (Xirrus Management System) and 20 Wi-Fi Array License to operate on customer-supplied server.

XA-3300-CC-SL

XMS (Xirrus Management System) and unlimited Wi-Fi Array Site License to operate on customer-supplied server

Xapi-J

A standardized XML (Extensible Markup Language) API (Application Programming Interface) in Java.

Xbase

The generic term for database languages similar to dBASE. Some examples are FoxPro and Clipper.

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