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CEO – chief executive officer

chief executive officer
n. (Abbr. CEO)

The highest-ranking executive in a company or organization, responsible for carrying out the policies of the board of directors on a day-to-day basis.

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Smiling Out Loud (or Sh*t Out of Luck)

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SOP – standing operating procedure

standard operating procedure; SOP

A set of instructions covering those features of operations that lend themselves to a definite or standardized procedure without loss of effectiveness. The procedure is applicable unless ordered otherwise.

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GNP – gross national product

GNP is the GDP plus net factor income from abroad.

The GDP of a nation together with any money earned from investment abroad, less the income earned within the nation by non-nationals. compare with GDP. GNP per capita is calculated as GNP/population and is usually expressed in US dollars. It may be used as an indicator of development. In the mid-1990s, a per capita GNP figure of $10000 would indicate a more developed country, while for a least developed nation, the figure would be around $600. GNP is an imperfect measurement of a nation's economy because certain forms of production, especially subsistence production, are not recorded.

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GDP – gross domestic product

gross domestic product
n. (Abbr. GDP)

The total market value of all the goods and services produced within the borders of a nation during a specified period. 

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POP (Post Office Protocol)

What is POP, and how do I use it?

POP, or Post Office Protocol, lets you download messages from mail servers onto your computer so you can access your mail with a program like Microsoft Outlook Express or Netscape Mail, even when you aren't connected to the Internet.

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RSS Feeds

RSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites like Wired, news-oriented community sites like Slashdot, and personal weblogs. But it's not just for news. Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated via RSS: the "recent changes" page of a wiki, a changelog of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. Once information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware program can check the feed for changes and react to the changes in an appropriate way.


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