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Microsoft Press
A Division of Microsoft Corporation
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Redmond, Washington 98052-6399

Copyright © 2002 by Microsoft Corporation

All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission of the publisher.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Microsoft Computer Dictionary.--5th ed.
         p. ; cm.
     ISBN 0-7356-1495-4
     1. Computers--Dictionaries.  2. Microcomputers--Dictionaries.

    AQ76.5. M52267   2002
    004’.03--dc21                                             200219714

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