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Acronyms and Abbreviations - See also Glossary - D

This letter last updated 09 November 2002

D Democrat
D Dempa
D&B See DNB
D.C. District of Columbia, federal district
D.F. Distrito Federal (Mexico City is one, like Washington D.C.)
D/A Digital-to-Analog
DA Decision Analysis, part of KTA
DA Design Automation
DA Destination Address, FDDI
DA Device Adapter card, Series 800
DA District Attorney
DAA Distributed Applications Architecture, Web McKinney
DAC Digital-to-Analog Converter
DACS Digital Analog Crossconnect System
DADCON Distributed Application Developers Conference
DAE Data Access and Exchange
DAF Directory Access Function
DAR Daughters of the American Revolution
DARPA Defense ARPA, part of ARPA
DASD Direct Access Storage Device, an IBM term
DASS Digital Access Signalling System
DASS Direct Access Secondary Storage, CDRAM
DAT Digital Audio-Tape
DAV DisAbled Veteran
DAVE Department of Audio-Visual Education
DB DataBase
dB Decibel, measure of sound power
dB (A) Decibel, "A" weighted reading
dBA Decibel Adjusted
DBM a UNIX database system
DBMS Database Management System
dbn Of the goods not [yet administered] (from Latin "de bonis non")
DBS Digital Broadcast System
DBS Direct Broadcast Satellite
DC Data Compression
DC Direct Current
DC See D.C.
DCA Defense Communications Agency, part of US government
DCA Directional Coronary Atherectomy
DCC Data Communications Channel
DCD Document Content Definition, XML
DCE Data Communications Equipment, aka. "modem"
DCEC Defense Communications Engineering Center
DCF Data Communication Function
DCF Dilbert Correllation Factor, a better CMM
DCFL Direct-Coupled Field effect Transistor
DCI Detective Chief Inspector (Brit.)
DCL Digital Command Language, VMS user shell
DCM Data Communications Manager
DCN Data Communication Network
DCOM Distributed Component Object Model
DCS Data Control System
DCS Digital Cellular System
DCS DMA Customization System
DCTL Direct-Coupled Transistor Logic
DD Delayed Delivery
DDA Domain Defined Attributes (X.400)
DDCA Dilbert Density Coefficient Adjustment
DDE Dynamic Data Exchange
DDEF Dilbert/Dogbert Empathy Factor
DDN Defense Data Network, controls ARPANET, WMCCS, Milnet
DDS Digital Data Storage
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery
DDS-C Design and Drafting System for Cabling
DDT DichloroDiphenylTrichloroethane
DE Doctor of Engineering
DEA Drug Enforcement Agency, US government
DEC (obs.) Digital Equipment Corporation, acquired by Compaq
DEC Do Expect Cuts
DeCA Defense Commissary Agency
DECT Digital European Cordless Telecommunications
DECT Digital European Cordless Telephone
DEFCON DEFense CONdition
DELFOR DELivery FORecast message, EDIFACT
DELJIT DELivery JIT message, EDIFACT
DELTA Does't Ever Leave The Airport
DELTA Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive
DEMKO Denmark Elektriske Material Kontrol, Denmark
DER Distinguished Encoding Rules
DES Data Encryption Standard, a particular algorithm in wide use
DES Data Erased Systematically
DES DEStroy
DESADV DESpatch ADVice message, EDIFACT
DESP Data Exchange Service Provider
DESP Development Environment Service Provider
DEV DEVice
DF See D.F.
DFA Design For Assembly
DFA Design For Availability
DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
DFD Data Flow Diagramrco
DFEH Department of Fair Employment and Housing, State of California
DFF Design For Flexibility
DFL Design For Loyalty
DFM Design For Manufacturability
DFM Design for Margins
DFP Design For Purchasability
DFR Design For Reliability
DFS Distributed File System
DFSM Dry Film Solder Mask
DFT Design For Testing
DFW Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
DFX Design For eXcellence
DFX Design for Manufacturability (more comprehensive than DFM)
DGL Device Independent Graphics Language/Libraries, see also AGP
DGL Distributed Graphics Library, Silicon Graphics
DH DeadHead (freight)
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DHQ Division HeadQuarters (Army)
DI De-Ionized (as in DI Water)
DI Detective Inspector
DIA Defense Intelligence Agency, part of DoD
DIA Denver International Airport
DID Direct Inward Dialing
DIDM Distributed Internet Discovery and Monitoring
DIF Document Interchange Format
DII Defense Industry Initiative (on business ethics and conduct)
DII Dynamic Invocation Interface
DII COE Defense Information Infrastructure Common Operating Environment
DIL Device I/O Library
DIM Dealer Installed Memory
DIME Development of Integrated Monetary Electronics
DIMM Dual In-line Memory Module
DIN Deutsche Industrie-Norm (scale of film speeds)
DINKs Double Income No Kids
DIP Dual In-line Package, typical package for SSI and SI ICs
DIS Data Interpretation System
DIS Draft International Standard, ISO
DISA Data Interchange Standards Association, ASC X12
DISA Defense Information Systems Agency , U.S.
DISH Data Interchange for Shipping
DISMAN DIStributed MANagement (Internet Network Management)
DIY Do It Yourself
DJ Disk Jockey
DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average
DKNY Donna Karan New York
DL Direct Labor
DL Distributed Learning
DLCI Data Link Connection Identifier
DLL Dynamic Link Library, program subroutines in Windows
DLT Digital Linear Tape, drive technology
DM Data Manager
DM Data Model
DM Deutsche Mark
DM Distributed Management
DMA Direct Memory Access
DMAR Discrepant Material Acceptance Request
DME Dame Commander of the British Empire
DME Distributed Management Environment
DMI Desktop Management Interface
DMM Digital MultiMeter, usually measures volts, amps, and ohms
DMOS Diffused Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
DMTF Distributed Management Task Force
DN Distinguished Name
DNA DeoxyriboNucleic Acid
DNA Distributed Network Analyzer
DNA Does Not Apply
DNB Dun and Bradstreet
DNIC Data Network Identification Code, part of X.25 address
DNS Digital Nervous System
DNS Domain Name Server
DNS Domain Name System
DNS Duplicate Name Syndrome, bane of e-mail systems
DNSIX DODIIS Network Security Architecture
DOA Dead On Arrival
DOC Department of Commerce
DoD Department of Defense
DODIIS DoD Intelligence Information System, promoting secure systems
DOE Department of Energy
DOE Distributed Objects Everywhere
DOJ Department of Justice, includes FBI, ATF
DOL U.S. Department of Labor
DOM Document Object Model
DOMF Distributed Object Management Facility
DORD (n.a.) Sound made by a nerd
DORD Department of Redundancy Department
DOS Date Of Separation
DOS Date Of Service (health insurance)
DOS Days Of Supply
DOS Dead On Scene
DOS Defunct Operating System
DOS Denial of Service
DOS Department Of State (U.S.)
DOS Deployed Operational State
DOS Deposition On Silicon
DOS Digital Operating System
DOS Direct Operating System
DOS Disc Operating System
DOS Distributed Operating System
DOS Dreaded Orange Spots (soap making - indicates soap has gone rancid
DOT Department of Transportation, part of US government
DOW Distribution Of Workforce
DP Data Processing
DPA Destructive Physical Analysis
DPA Divisional Purchase Agreement
DPCM Differential Pulse Code Modulation
DPI Digital Printing & Imaging Association
dpi dots per inch
DPNSS Digital Private Network Signalling System
DPS Distributed Phone System
DPSC Defense Personnel Support Command initiative, DoD
DQ DataQuest
DQDB Distributed Queue Dual Bus
DR Discrepancy Report
DRAM Dynamic RAM, must be constantly refreshed
DRC Design Rule Checking, auto-check hardware circuit or IC designs
DRI Digital Research Inc., mfr. for GEM windowing environment
DRP Disaster Recovery Plan
DRP Distribution Resource Planning
DS Data Set
DS Disc Storage
DS Distributed Systems
DSAB Data Standards Approval Board
DSC Distinguished Service Cross
DSE Decision Support Environment
DSF Directory System Function
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
DSM Distinguished Service Medal
DSO Distinguished Service Order
DSOM Distributed System Object Model, IBM
DSP Data Service Provider
DSP Digital Signal Processor/Processing
DSPE Division System Product Engineer
DSS Decision Support System
DSSSL Document Style Semantics and Specification Language
DSU Disbursed Semantic Unit
DT Delirium Tremens
DT Design Transfer
DT-LINK Design Transfer LINK
DTAB Demountable Tape Automated Bonding
DTD Document Type Definition, XML
DTE Data Terminal Equipment, aka. "terminal"
DTL Diode Transistor Logic
DTL See DT-LINK
DTP Desk Top Publishing
DTR Data Terminal Ready, an RS232 signal
DTS Defect Tracking System
DTV Digital Television
DUF Diffusion Under epitaxial Film
DUI Driving Under the Influence
DUNS Data Universal Numbering System, originated by DNB
DUNS Don't Understand Numbering System
DUV Data Under Voice
DV God Willing (from Latin, "deo volente")
DVB Digital Video Broadcast
DVD Digital Video Disk
DVD Digital Versatile Disk
DVD+RW DVD+ReWritable
DVD-ROM Digital Video Disk Read Only Media
DVDROM See DVD-ROM
DVE Default Visual Environment
DVI Digital Video Interactive
DVI Digital Video Interface
DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
DW Design Win
DW Dock Warrant
DWB Documenter's Work Bench, software package from AT&T
DWDM Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing
DWI Driving While under the Influence
DWIM Do What I Mean
DWO DW Opportunity
DWOB Driving WithOut a Brain
DRW DW Registration
DWS Dialable Wideband Service (NT)
DWS Direct Wafer Stepping
DWS Driving While Stupid
DXI SMDS Data eXchange Interface protocol