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Acronyms and Abbreviations - H  See also Glossary - H

This letter last updated 31 January 2003

H* Hate
HAI High-level Analog Input
HAL Hardware Abstraction Layer
HAL Heuristically-programmed ALgorithmic computer (our friend from 2001: a space odyssey)
HAL Hot Air Level, applies to copper/solder PCBs
HAND Have A Nice Day
HAST Highly Accelerated Stress Test
HATP High Availability Transaction Processing
HAWB House Air Way Bill
HBA Host Bus Adapter
HBD Hierarchical Block Design
HBO Home Box Office
HCI Hospital Corporation International
HCI Human Computer Interface
HCL Hierarchy Chart Language, tool to generate hierarchy charts
HCL Hindusthan Computer Ltd
HCL HydroCLhoric acid
HCMOS High Density CMOS
HCP Habitat Conservation Plan
HCU Hard Copy Utility, sub-system of DCS
HDA Hard Disc Assembly
HDA Head Disc Assembly
HDD Hard Disc Drive
HDTV High Definition TV
HEHAW Hey, Everything Has A Web-page
HEMT High Electron Mobility Transistor
HEPA High Efficiency Particle Arrester
HF High Frequency
HFDS Highly Functional Distributed Systems, purpose of TRON project
HFS Human Factors Society
HFSS High-Frequency Structure Simulator
HGV Heavy Goods Vehicle (Brit.)
HIMA Health Industry Manufacturers Association
HiPER High Performance Embedded Reasoning, IBM, defense related
HISA Hierarchical Intelligent Simulation Environment
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HLL High Level Language, e.g. Pascal
HMI Horizontal Motion Index, printer control value
HMMS Hypermedia Management Schema
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HMOS Hi speed Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
HMS His/Her Majesty's Ship
HOG Harley Owners Group
HOOPS Hierarchical Object-Oriented Programming System
HOPE Health Opportunities for People Everywhere (Project HOPE)
HOSHIN (n.a.) Japanese word for "plan"
HOUDINI Heron Optimized Ultrasonic Digital Integrated Numerically-controlled Inserter
HOV High Occupancy Vehicle (what Westerners call "Carpool" Lanes, Easterners call "HOV" Lanes)
HP Hewlett-Packard Company
HP High Profile
HP-UX HP's version of the UNIX Operating System
HPA Hard Physical Address
HPL High-level Programming Language
HPLC High-Performance Liquid-Chromatography
HPMC High Priority Machine Check
HPMS Hierarchical Process Modeling System
HPUX see HP-UX
HQ HeadQuarters
HR Home Run (baseball)
HR Horizontal Rule, HTML
HR House of Representatives, US
HR Human Resources
HRC Hybrid Ring Control, FDDI
HRD Human Resources Development
HS Harmonized System
HSM Hierarchical Storage Management, uses RAID
HSM High Speed Memory
HSP High Speed Processor
HSP Hosting Service Provider
HST Hawaiian Standard Time
HTI Hand Tools Institute
HTL High-Threshold Logic
HTLV-1 Human Tcell Lukemia Virus Type 1
HTML HyperText Markup Language
HTOL High Temperature Operating Life
HTTP HyperText Transfer Protocol, WWW
HTTPS HTTP Secure, a/k/a SHTTP
HUAC House Un-American Activities Committee Joe McCarthy's gang)
HUD Housing and Urban Development
HV High-Voltage
HW HardWare
Hz Hertz, one cycle per second