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A/V
Acronym for Audio Visual.
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AES
Acronym for Audio Engineering Society.
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AES
Acronym for Advanced Encryption Standard.
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ANSI
Acronym for American National Standards Institute; coordinates the development of U.S. voluntary standards in both the public and private sectors. ANSI has established the standard followed by projector manufacturers for measuring lumen brightness.
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APL
Acronym for Average Picture Level.
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ASIC
Acronym for Application Specific Integrated Circuit.
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Aspect Ratio
The ratio of width to height of a frame or screen. The most common aspect ratios for projectors are 4:3, 5:4 and 16:9.
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ATA
Acronym for Air Transport Association.
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BCR
Acronym for Business Case Review.
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Brightness
The thing that makes darkness go away, measured in lumens on a projector.
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BSI
Acronym for British Standards Institute.
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CBC
Acronym for Cipher Block Chaining mode.
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CGA
Acronym for Color Graphics Adapter. Display standard with resolution format up to 320 x 200 ( = 1,6).
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CGI
Acronym for Computer Generated Image.
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CLO
Acronym for Constant Light Output.
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CODEC
Coder - Decoder or Compressor - Decompressor.
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Contrast Ratio
The ratio of the maximum white to the minimum black level possible for a particular spot on the image with the background light levels factored out.
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DAS
Acronym for Direct Attached Storage.
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Data Compatibility
Relates to the video and computer signal formats the projector is capable of displaying.
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DCM
Acronym for Digital Cinema Master.
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DCI
Acronym for Digital Cinema Initiative.
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DCP
Acronym for Digital Cinema Package.
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DI
Acronym for Digital Intermediate.
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D-ILA
Acronym for Direct-Drive Image Light Amplifier.
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Display Technology
The type of technology used to produce bright, clear images in high resolution. Projectors use many different display technologies such as Digital Light Processing and Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) combined with high-brightness lamps and precision optics.
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DLP
Acronym for Digital Light Processing; a data projection technology developed by Texas Instruments using a microprocessor to display bright, colorful images in fully lit rooms. Used primarily in portable and ultra-portable projectors, the DLP chip is the size of a postage stamp and contains millions of microscopic mirrors one for each pixel that hinge on an axis, reflecting light through a color wheel to create your image.
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DMA8
Acronym for Digital Media Adapter (Dolby).
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DRM
Acronym for Digital Rights Management.
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DrSM
Acronym for Distribution Security Manager. The controlling device of the security systems in the distribution process.
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DSM
Acronym for Digital Source Master. A Digital Master created in postproduction from which different versions and duplication masters may be created.
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DTF
Acronym for Digital Tape Format.
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DVD
Acronym for Digital Versatile Disc.
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DVI
Acronym for Digital Video Interface.
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ECB
Acronym for Electronic Code Book.
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EDCF
Acronym for European Digital Cinema Forum.
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EGA
Acronym for Extended Graphics Adapter. Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 640 x 350 ( = 1,83 ).
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Ethernet
A hardware standard used for networking. Often used to connect a projector to a remote PC. Current ethernet standards include 10baseT and 100baseT ethernet.
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ExSM
Acronym for Exhibition Security Manager.
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FC-PH
Acronym for (Gigabit) Fibre Channel Physical and Signaling Interface.
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FPGA
Acronym for Field Programmable Gate Array. Chips with programmable logic.
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FPS
Acronym for Frames Per Second.
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GUI
Acronym for Graphic User Interface.
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HDTV
Acronym for High Definition Television; a high-resolution television standard using an 1125-line broadcast signal.
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HASP
Acronym for Hardware Against Software Piracy. A hardware-based software protection system. HI Acronym for Hearing Impaired. HVS Acronym for the Human Visual System. International Electro technical Commission.
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HDTV
Acronym for High Definition Television. Television standard using a 1125 line broadcast signal.
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ISAN
Acronym for International Standards Audiovisual Number.
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ISO/IEC
Acronym for International Organisation for Standarization / International Electrotechnical Commission.
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Keystone (Keystoning)
The distortion of an uncorrected image projected on a wall or screen, typically shown to be wider across the top and shorter across the bottom, resembling a keystone in a doorway.
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KM
Acronym for Key Management. The process of managing the creation and distribution of encryption Keys that are used for locking and unlocking encrypted content.
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LAN
Acronym for Local Area Network; the local area typically being an office building or technology campus. Great for controlling your projector remotely.
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LCD
Acronym for Liquid Crystal Display; liquid crystals exist in an intermediate state between liquid and solid, and realign under electrical stimulation. Exceptionally slim and lightweight, they are ideal in word processor, computer, and TV displays.
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LCDV
Acronym for Liquid Crystal Light Valve; predecessor D-ILA.
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LCOS
Acronym for Liquid Crystal On Silicon.
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LD
Acronym for Link Decryption. The device that decrypts the link
encryption.
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LE
Acronym for Link Encryption. The device located in the Media Block that encrypts content in real time for a physical link between the Media Block and the projector.
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Leq(m)
Acronym for Loudness Equivalent Measurement System.
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LTC
Acronym for Linear Time Code.
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Lumen
A measurement of the amount of visible light energy that comes from a light source and is perceived by the eye.
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M1-DA DVI
A digital computer cable that allows you to connect an LP335 to a computer that has Digital Video Interface (DVI). This cable is compatible only with digitally enabled projectors, including the LP335. It will not connect to an LP330.
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MADI
Acronym for Multi-channel Audio Digital Interface; therwise know as AES10. An AES/EBU multi-channel digital oaudio interface via a single coax cable.
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MBlk
Acronym for Media Block; the portion of the playback device that encompasses decryption, decompression, and streaming processes.
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MD
Acronym for Media Decryptor;The device located in the Media Block that decrypts the content. Media Decryptor The device located in the Media Block that decrypts the compressed content.
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MIB
Acronym for Mangement Information Base.
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Mini jack
An audio connection interface common on personal cassette/CD players, computers, and projectors.
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MPEG
Acronym for Motion Pictures Expert Group.
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Monitor
A computer display. Like the one you're probably looking at right now.
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MTBF
Acronym for Mean Time Between Failure.
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MTTR
Acronym for Mean Time To Repair.
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Multimedia
An over-used term relating to an electronic device's ability to produce both visual and audio output. The term is used in relation to projectors when describing its ability to receive and produce visual and audio data.
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NAS
Acronym for Network Attached Storage.
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NATO
Acronym for Network Attached Storage.
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Network
Connecting two or more computers and/or networkable devices for data sharing or for remote control of devices.
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NOVRAM
Acronym for Non-Volatile Random Access Memory.
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NTSC
Acronym for National Television Systems Committee; the television standard for the United States, administered by the Federal Communications Committee (FCC). NTSC is 525 lines of resolution transferred at a rate of 30 frames per second.
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Overhead Projector
In ancient history, overhead projectors were used to give presentations. They involved static pages of see-through "paper" on which black images were printed. Historians suggest ancient presenters even used marking pens to write on these transparent pages.
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PAL
Acronym for Phase Alternate Line; the standard color system used throughout Western Europe except in France. PAL-M is the standard system in Brazil. It uses an interlaced format with 25 frames per second and 625 lines per screen.
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PDA
Acronym for Personal Digital Assistant, such as a Palm or Windows® CE device.
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Pin
The connectors used in computer/projector cables. Cables are often identified by the number of pins they contain. A typical computer video cable has 15 pins, and is called a 15-pin video cable.
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PKI
Acronym for Public Key Identification.
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PNG
Acronym for Public Network Graphics.
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Power Down
A modern term for turning something off. Applies most commonly to electronics.
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QSXGA
Acronym for Quad SXGA; Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 2560 x 2048 (5:4 -1,25).

QUXGA
Acronym for Quad UXGA; Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 3200 x 2400 (4:3 -1,33).
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QXGA
Acronym for Quad XGA; Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 2048 x 1536 (4,3 - 1,33).
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RAID
Acronym for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.
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RAM
Acronym for Random Access Memory. An electronic digital data storage device.
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RCA
Also called Composite, RCA jacks are a common connection interface for audio and video sources.
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Resolution
The measurement of a computer screen or projected image measured by the number of pixels wide by the number of pixels high. More pixels per unit of area produce a higher resolution giving more detail in the display of an image.
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RGB
Red, Green, Blue; the chrominance information in a video signal; the primary colors from which all other colors can be construed.
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ROM
Acronym for Read Only Memory. An electronic digital data storage
device.
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S-video
A video connection interface. Also a generic name for Y/C, applied to S-VHS or Beta E.
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SAN
Acronym for Storage Area Network.
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SAWA
Acronym for Screen Advertising World Association.
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SDI
Acronym for Serial Digital Interface.
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SECAM
Acronym for Systeme En Couleur Avec Memoire (sequential color with memory); the color TV system used in France and throughout the Eastern Block Republics.
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SG&A
Acronym for Selling, General and Administrative.
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SIRAC
Acronym for Symptoms - Investigation - Result - Action - Control.
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SM
Acronym for Security Manager. The controlling device of the security system in either the encoding, distribution or the Theatre Play Back process.
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SMPTE
Acronym for Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
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SNMP
Acronym for Simple Network Management Protocol.

SNMP / UDP / 1P
Acronym for Simple Network Management Protocol Over User Datagram Protocol Over Internet Protocol.
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Speaker
A device in a projector that gives life to displayed images by emitting sound.
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Stereo
An audio playback technology that divides sound into two or more sources, creating a more realistic sound.
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Subwoofer
An audio device dedicated to replicating the lowest, deepest sounds ascertainable by the human ear.

SVGA
Acronym for Super Video Graphics Adapter. Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 800 x 600 (4:3 - 1,33).
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SXGA
Acronym for Super XGA. Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 1280 x 1024 (5:3 - 1,25).
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SXGA+
Acronym for Super XGA+. Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 1400 x 1050 (4:3 - 1,33).
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SXRD
Acronym for Silicon X-tal Reflective Display.
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TASA
Acronym for Trailer Audion Standards Association.
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TCP/IP
Acronym for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol.
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TFT
Acronym for Thin Film Transistor. Technology used in LCD screens, also known as active matrix.
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TM
Acronym for Trade Mark.
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TMS
Acronym for Theatre Management System.
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UHP
Acronym for Ultra High Performance and/or Ultra High Efficiency; a term typically used with metal halide lamps that power ultra-bright projectors.
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UML
Acronym for Unified Modeling Language; OMG's (Object Management Group) standardized way of modular application design.
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Uniform Brightness
Across a lighted surface, uniform brightness refers to the lack of brighter or dimmer areas of a projected image.
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UPS
Acronym for Uninteroptable Power Supply.
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USB
Acronym for Universal Serial Bus; a peripheral connection interface for low-speed devices notable for it's hot-swapability.
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UXGA
Acronym for Ultra XGA; Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 1600 x 1200 (4:3 - 1,33).
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VESA
Video Equipment Standards Association; a computer industry association which regulates video output standards for the SVGA graphics modes.
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Ventilation
Airflow through a projector's internals for the purpose of cooling the lamp, or light source.
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VGA
Acronym for Video Graphics Adatpter; a video resolution equating to 640x480 pixels in size.
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VI
Acronym for Visually Impaired.
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VGA
Acronym for Video Graphics Adatpter; a video resolution equating to 640x480 pixels in size.
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VPN
Acronym for Virtual Private Network.
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WAN
Acronym for Wide Area Network.
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Watt
A measure of electrical power. As it pertains projectors, a watt measures the power of the internal speaker.
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Weight
The actual weight of the projector minus power cord, bag, and other optional accessories.
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WQUXGA
Acronym for Wide QUXGA; Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 3840x2400 (8:5 - 1,6).
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WSXGA+
Acronym for Wide SXGA+; Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 1680x1050 (8:5 - 1,6).
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WUXGA
Acronym for Wide UXGA; Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 1920x1200 (8:5 - 1,6).
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WXGA
Acronym for Wide XGA; Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 1366 x 768 (16:9 = 1,77).
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XGA
Acronym for Extended Graphics Adapter. Display Standard with Resolution Format up to 1024 x 738 (4:3 = 1,33).
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XML
Acronym for eXtensible Markup Language. XML is a markup language for structuring arbitrary data. XML was designed to replace HTML, which was deemed too restricted with its fixed set of elements and attributes.
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