from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Computer Science A standard for assigning numerical values to the set of letters in the Roman alphabet and typographic characters.
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- American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a code consisting of a set of 128 7-bit combinations used in digital computers internally, for display purposes, and for exchanging data between computers. It is very widely used, but because of the limited number of characters encoded must be supplemented or replaced by other codes for encoding special symbols or words in languages other than English. Also used attributively; -- .
A(merican) S(tandard) C(ode for) I(nformation) I(nterchange).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)