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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

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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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