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Acronyms and Abbreviations - See also Glossary - K

This letter last updated 09 November 2002

K Kelvin, temperature scale
KAL Korean AirLines
KANBAN (n.a.) Japanese word for "card"; method for controlling material flow
KAPSE Kernel APSE
Kb Kilobit, c.f. KB
KB Kilobyte, c.f. Kb
KB King's Bench (c.f. QB)
KBE Knight Commander of the British Empire
KBMS Knowledge Base Management System, C-based tool for IBM mainframes
KC King's Counsel (c.f. QC)
KD Knocked Down (freight)
KDB Knowledge Data Base
KDC Key Distribution Center (internet PKI)
KDT Kammer der Technik
KEEPS Kodak Ektaprint Electronic Publishing System
KEL Knowledge Engineering Lab
KG KiloGram
KG Knight of the Garter
KGB Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti
KHz KiloHertz
KISS Keep It Simple Stupid
KKK Ku Klux Klan (or Kompletely Krazy Killers)
KKR Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts, who engineered the LBO in which RJR took over Nabisco
KLUDGE Klumsy, Lame, Ugly, Dumb, [but] Good Enough (a dirty solution)
KNCSS Thousand NCSS
KO Keep Out (bad risk, insurance industry slang)
KO Knock Out
KPS Knowledge Processing Subsystem, HW supplement for AI applications
KSE Knowledge Systems Engineering, using AI techniques and languages
KSO Key Selling Objective
KT See K-T
K-T Kepner-Tregoe
KTA Kepner-Tregoe Analysis, course in problem solving