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The TIA Glossary of Telecommunication Terms provides definitions and explanations for more than 5,800 engineering words and phrases in the ICT industry. Arranged alphabetically, and searchable by term, the glossary—originally based upon the Federal Standard 1037C Glossary of Technological Terms—is a dependable guide to unfamiliar vocabulary from “A” to “Zone of Silence.” Moreover, glossary items are cross-linked, so that unfamiliar terms in one definition are quickly accessible. And because it’s housed entirely online, the Glossary is available wherever an internet connection exists.
1. A system, whether automated or manual, that comprises people, machines, and/or methods organized to collect, process, transmit, and disseminate data that represent user information. (188) 2. Any telecommunications and/or computer related equipment or interconnected system or subsystems of equipment that is used in the acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of voice and/or data, and includes software, firmware, and hardware. [NIS]