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ASBESTOS ABATEMENT

The management of an asbestos hazard; this may involve removal of or various means to contain the asbestos.

ASCII

American Standard Code For Information Interchange. An 8 digit 7 bit code representing 128 characters. Used in most small computers.

ASSEMBLER

A program that takes as input a program written in assembly language and translated into machine code or relocatable instructions.

ASSEMBLY

A number of parts or subassemblies or any combination thereof joined together to perform a specific function. (NTSC)

Assembly Bill 32

The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. California’s landmark bill that establishes a first-in-the-world comprehensive program of regulatory and market mechanisms to achieve real, quantifiable, cost-effective reductions of greenhouse gases.

ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE

A low-level computer programming language which uses symbolic code and produces machine language instructions.