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Definition of the noun ascii

What does ascii mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ASCIIs

  1. (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers
    • examples: Please ensure you always include a link-back in your replies. ">>" in plain ASCII + number (e.g. >>1). | "ASCII quotes" are a substitute character for the “real” quotes that vary from language to language, and the advent of Unicode have rendered ASCII quotes obsolete. | Inverted exclamation and question marks were invented by the Real Academia Española to make ASCII look racist.
    • domain: computer science / computing
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
    • more generic terms: code / computer code = the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
    • part: ASCII character = any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary numbers

Other definitions of ascii

What does ascii also mean?


  1. [computing] American Standard Code for Information Interchange.


ASCII: The Amsterdam Subversive Center for Information Interchange was a squatted communication laboratory in the Dutch city of Amsterdam. The first incarnation was formed in 1999 and based at the Herengracht. The lab then moved to the following locations: Jodenbreestraat, Kinkerstraat, Kostverlorenkade, Wibautstraat and Javastraat.


Who is Ascii?

Ascii a.k.a. Keith Fullerton Whitman is an American electronic musician who has recorded albums influenced by many genres, including ambient music, drill and bass, and krautrock. He records and performs using many aliases, of which the best-known is Hrvatski. His works under the Hrvatski moniker mainly fell under the 'drill and bass' subgenre of IDM, and were his main musical outlet in the mid-to-late 1990s. Other solo aliases include ASCIII and Anonymous. Keith was in many bands in the 1990s, including El-Ron, The Liver Sadness, Sheket/Trabant, The Finger Lakes and Gai/Jin.


"ascii" is a musical EP of Pinback.

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ascii is a text encoding.

Phrases with Ascii

  1. Ascii Art
  2. ascii character
  3. ascii text file
  4. ascii character set
  5. ascii control character

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ascii

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Google previewEDGAR Filer Handbook (2000)

A Guide for Electronic Filing with the SEC by Charles H. Rider

ASCII refers to the defined character set for data representation on nearly all personal and mainframe computers. The ASCII standard enables information to be shared among computer systems. ASCII is a character set, although most refer to it ...

Google previewOpen Source Messaging Application Development (2006)

Building and Extending Gaim by Sean Egan

ASCII is the oldest text encoding still in widespread use. It assigns English letters, numbers, punctuation, and terminal control codes (things like "backspace," " newline," "terminal bell," etc.) in numbers 0 to 127, the range allowed by 7 bits.

Google previewCentral Crop Databases (1997)

Tools for Plant Genetic Resources Management : Report of a Workshop, 13-16 October 1996, Budapest, Hungary by E. Lipman

ASCII (pronounced 'Ask-ee') An acronym for American Standard Code for Information Exchange, ASCII is an international standard...

Easily transferred over networks, ASCII is a plain, unadorned text without style or font specifications.

Google previewCreating Web Sites Bible (2008)

by Phillip Crowder, David A. Crowder

ASCII is a binary representation of the letters, numbers, and special characters you see on your keyboard (plus a few more relating to carriage return, line placements, and various beeps). Each of these letters and numbers can be encoded in ...

Google previewExploring Arduino (2013)

Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry by Jeremy Blum

Decimal-coded ASCII is the default format. The Serial.print()andSerial.println() functions have an optional second argument that specifies the print format. Table 6-1 includes examples of how you would print the same data in various formats ...

Google previewPractical Handbook of Warehousing (2013)

by Kenneth B. Ackerman

ASCII is a standard computer code - in many ways like the GMA pallet standards. Figure 48-1 lists some of the commonly used terms and what they describe.” Portable Data Collection Terminals Recently technology has provided a number of ...

Google previewLPIC-2 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide (2011)

Exams 201 and 202 by Roderick W. Smith

American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) An encoding method for alphanumeric data commonly used for text files. ASCII is a common code, but because it lacks characters used ...

Google preview2000 Solved Problems in Digital Electronics (2005)

by Bali

ASCII is a numeric code. ASCII is an 8-bit code. Hollerith is a 7-bit code. 85. Parity testing is done by adding a small amount .

Google previewLearn AppleScript (2010)

The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X by Hamish Sanderson, Hanaan Rosenthal, Ian Piper, Barry Wainwright, Emmanuel Levy, Harald Monihart, Craig Williams, Shane Stanley

ASCII is a small character set consisting of a mere 128 characters: uppercase and lowercase A to Z, numbers 0 to 9, a handful of arithmetic and punctuation characters, space, tab, and special “control” characters for things like creating line ...

Google previewJavaScript Developer's Dictionary (2002)

by Alexander J. Vincent

Several years ago, the ASCII standard defined 128 basic character codes for standardized use on any computer platform. This included the character code 65 for the letter "A", the code 32 for a space, the code 1 3 for a carriage return, and so ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1987)

Volume 1 - Access Methods to Assembly Language and Assemblers by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

ASCII associates a function, "new line" (NL) with the LF character for devices that do not require both symbols. Thus, the sequence CR-LF could produce the same result on devices of both classes. EXTENSION TECHNIQUES (X3.41) In 1974 ...

Google previewTalal Abu-Ghazaleh ICT Dictionary = معجم طلال أبو غزالة لتقنية المعلومات و الإتصالات (2013)

by منصور الطوالبة

Ascender Ascending Order Ascending Sort ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) الترابط المنتظم/الإفصاح: أحدى مراحل التفاعل بين المستخدم والحاسوب.

Google previewThe International Dictionary of Data Communications (1998)

by Robert A. Saigh

American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII): An alphanumeric American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 7-bit code (created in 1968) meant to increase compatibility and communication between products from a disparate ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Multimedia 1999 (2014)

Terms and Acronyms by Brad Hansen

American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII, ...

Google previewWebster's New World Hacker Dictionary (2006)

by Bernadette Hlubik Schell, Clemens Martin

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Exchange) Data File (general term): Stores...

An ASCII data file, in contrast, contains just the values, not the variable definition information.

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

by Ramesh Bangia

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) Pronounced "ass- key." It is a binary code for data that is used in communications, mostly in minicomputers and all personal computers. ASCII is a 7-bit code providing 128 possible ...

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Scrabble value of A1S1C3I1I1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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