dib

Definitions

Computing

  • noun
    (written as DIB)
    a bus used when transferring data from one section of a computer to another, as between memory and CPU.
  • noun
    (written as DIB)
    a file format for a Windows graphics image that consists of a header, colour table and bitmap data.
  • acronym fordata input bus
    (written as DIB)
  • acronym fordevice independent bitmap
    (written as DIB)

Slang

  • noun a contribution, portion, amount of money. This word was in use in Britain in the late 19th century, but is now heard mainly in the USA, typically in children’s street or playground games. The plural form was common in England until the late 1950s and survives especially in the expression ‘to have dibs on something’, meaning to reserve or have first rights to something.
  • verb a partly smoked cigarette saved for relighting later, or the act of extinguishing it. This term, which may originate in a dialect verb meaning to ‘pinch’ or to ‘stub’, is used for instance by workmen, labourers and the armed forces.

Electronics

  • acronym fordevice-independent bitmap
    (written as DIB)
  • acronym forDirectory Information Base
    (written as DIB)
  • A database of names and resources in an X.500 system. Also called white pages (2).

General Science

  • noun a bus used when transferring data from one section of a computer to another, e.g. between memory and CPU.
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