See also: osi, ôi, osī, ősi, oši, -osi, and osi'


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  1. (computing) Initialism of Open Systems Interconnection. An International Standard ISO/IEC 7894:1994(E) subtitled Basic Reference Model. A four-part document that contains a formal description of an idealized computer network architecture. The document is also published as ITU-T Recommendation X.200
    • (Can we date this quote by Apocryphal and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Read the ISO Specifications? I can't even lift the ISO Specifications!
  2. (aviation, travel industry) Initialism of Other Supplementary Information. A message sent to an airline by an agent, in a standardised format, advising relevant information such as being a VIP, language difficulty, or passport information.
  3. (software, organisation) Initialism of Open Source Initiative.

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