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CECS 490 and CECS 491: Dictionaries and encyclopedias

The first in a two-course capstone senior project in computer engineering.

Online Dictionaries

Free Online Dictionaries

Here are some free online dictionaries.  Given the dynamic nature of computer science, online dictionaries are preferable to print:

General dictionaries:

FOLDOC: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing " includes acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies, projects, products, history etc.  in fact anything you might expect to find in a computer dictionary. " (source: Home page).

TechWeb's TechEncyclopedia from TechWeb

Webopedia™ A dictionary for words, phrases and abbreviations related to computer and the Internet  with the intenetion of avoiding jargon and for all levels of computer experience and every definition is verified among multiple sources. New terms are added on a daily basis.


Specialized dictionaries:

Mathematical Programming Glossary

Netlingo Online Dictionary about the Internet.