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  • IPA(key): /ˈæski/
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  • Rhymes: -æski

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  1. (computing) Acronym of American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
    Synonym: US-ASCII
    • 1989, D. Russell, The Principles of Computer Networking, Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 218:
      Thus, to translate an EBCDIC message into an ASCII one we need a table with 256 one-byte entries. In each position we put the ASCII code that corresponds to that EBCDIC entry.
    • 2021, Claire Cock-Starkey, Hyphens & Hashtags, Bodleian Library, page 127:
      In 1960 American Standard Code for Information Exchange (ASCII) was developed from telegraphic codes.

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Unadapted borrowing from English ASCII.

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  1. (computing) ASCII (a 7-bit character encoding)