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<td id="content_col"> <!-- edit page button --> <!-- page content --> <h1 id="pageTitle">Glossary - M</h1> <span><p>Return to <a href="http://www.tcbok.org/wiki/glossary/">Glossary</a> home</p> <h3><a name="MachineTranslation" id="MachineTranslation"><span style="color: #0000ff">Machine translation</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Automatic translation by computer. Also called automated translation. See also <a href="Glossary-T#Translation">translation</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MaintenancePlan" id="MaintenancePlan"><span style="color: #0000ff">Maintenance Plan</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A project document that defines the scope and plans for continued systems maintenance.</p> <h3><a name="MajorDefect" id="MajorDefect"><span style="color: #0000ff">Major defect</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A defect that is likely to result in failure or to materially reduce the usability of the end product for its intended purpose. See also <a href="Glossary-C#CriticalDefect">critical defect</a>, <a href="Glossary-D#Defect">defect</a>, <a href="Glossary-M#MinorDefect">minor defect</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MakeorbuyAnalysis" id="MakeorbuyAnalysis"><span style="color: #0000ff">Make-or-buy analysis</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A management technique used to determine whether a particular product or service can be produced or performed cost effectively by the performing organization or should be contracted out to another organization. The analysis considers both the direct costs of procuring the product or service and administrative costs associated with managing the contractor.</p> <h3><a name="ManagementByException" id="ManagementByException"><span style="color: #0000ff">Management by exception (MBE)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A management style in which management focuses only on situations in which there are significant differences between actual results and planned results. See also <a href="Glossary-M#ManagementStyles">management styles</a>.</p> <h3><a name="ManagementByObjectives" id="ManagementByObjectives"><span style="color: #0000ff">Management by objectives (MBO)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A management theory that calls for managing people based on documented work statements that are mutually agreed upon by manager and subordinate. Progress on these work statement is periodically reviewed and compensation is tied to performance. See also <a href="Glossary-M#ManagementStyles">management styles</a>.</p> <h3><a name="ManagementByWalkingAround" id="ManagementByWalkingAround"><span style="color: #0000ff">Management by walking around (MBWA)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A management style in which a leader is visible and helpful by walking around to listen, share ideas, and compliment efforts. See also <a href="Glossary-M#ManagementStyles">management styles</a>.</p> <h3><a name="ManagementInformationSystem" id="ManagementInformationSystem"><span style="color: #0000ff">Management information system (MIS)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A system that provides the information needed to effectively manage an organization.</p> <h3><a name="ManagementReserve" id="ManagementReserve"><span style="color: #0000ff">Management reserve</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A separately planned amount of money or time intended to reduce the impact of missed cost, schedule, or performance objectives, which are impossible to plan for.</p> <h3><a name="ManagementStyles" id="ManagementStyles"><span style="color: #0000ff">Management styles</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">See <a href="Glossary-A#ActivitybasedManagement">activity-based management</a>, <a href="Glossary-E#EvidencebasedManagement">evidence-based management</a>, <a href="Glossary-M#ManagementByException">management by exception</a>, <a href="Glossary-M#ManagementByObjectives">management by objectives</a>, <a href="Glossary-M#ManagementByWalkingAround">management by walking around</a>, <a href="Glossary-R#ResultorientedManagement">result-oriented management</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Manager" id="Manager"><span style="color: #0000ff">Manager</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An individual whose primary high-level job functions are budgeting, coordinating, directing, organizing, planning, reporting, and staffing.</p> <h3><a name="MandatoryRequirement" id="MandatoryRequirement"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mandatory requirement</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A requirement that is dictated by Federal regulation or directive and is critical for system go-live.</p> <h3><a name="ManufacturingResourcePlanning" id="ManufacturingResourcePlanning"><span style="color: #0000ff">Manufacturing resource planning (MRP)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Integration of all aspects of planning for the resources in a manufacturing organization.</p> <h3><a name="Manuscript" id="Manuscript"><span style="color: #0000ff">Manuscript (MS)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An author's original form of work (hand written, typed, or on a storage medium).</p> <h3><a name="Margins" id="Margins"><span style="color: #0000ff">Margins</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The white spaces surrounding text blocks.</p> <h3><a name="MarkUp" id="MarkUp"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mark up</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">To write editing or composition instructions on a document.</p> <h3><a name="MarketAnalysis" id="MarketAnalysis"><span style="color: #0000ff">Market analysis</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Identification of the demographics and psychographics of segments of an overall market. See also <a href="Glossary-D#Demographics">demographics</a>, <a href="Glossary-P#Psychographics">psychographics</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MarketCapital" id="MarketCapital"><span style="color: #0000ff">Market capital</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The ability of an organization to interact with customers, suppliers, partners, and other external stakeholders. See also <a href="Glossary-H#HumanCapital">human capital</a>, <a href="Glossary-I#InnovationCapital">innovation capital</a>, <a href="Glossary-I#IntellectualCapital">intellectual capital</a>, <a href="Glossary-O#OrganizationalCapital">organizational capital</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MarketResearch" id="MarketResearch"><span style="color: #0000ff">Market research</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Research conducted to determine the buying habits of individuals.</p> <h3><a name="Marketing" id="Marketing"><span style="color: #0000ff">Marketing</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The combination of traditional marketing and public relations with social media and other Internet-based initiatives to optimize an organization’s ability to reach buyers directly.</p> <h3><a name="MarketingMix" id="MarketingMix"><span style="color: #0000ff">Marketing mix</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A mix of product, price, promotion, and place (distribution) that best meets the needs of targeted customers.</p> <h3><a name="MarketingResearch" id="MarketingResearch"><span style="color: #0000ff">Marketing research</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Qualitative and quantitative research performed to help an organization best target and reach their customers.</p> <h3><a name="MarketingStrategy" id="MarketingStrategy"><span style="color: #0000ff">Marketing strategy</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The process of concentrating an organization’s limited resources on the most optimal sales opportunities.</p> <h3><a name="MarketingTypes" id="MarketingTypes"><span style="color: #0000ff">Marketing types</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">See <a href="Glossary-A#AffiliateMarketing">affiliate marketing</a>, <a href="Glossary-A#AffinityMarketing">affinity marketing</a>, <a href="Glossary-D#DirectMarketing">direct marketing</a>, <a href="Glossary-I#InternalMarketing">internal marketing</a>, <a href="Glossary-N#Neuromarketing">neuromarketing</a>, <a href="Glossary-N#NicheMarketing">niche marketing</a>, <a href="Glossary-O#OnlineMarketing">online marketing</a>, <a href="Glossary-P#PermissionbasedMarketing">permission-based marketing</a>, <a href="Glossary-R#RelationshipMarketing">relationship marketing</a>, <a href="Glossary-T#TechnicalMarketing">technical marketing</a>, <a href="Glossary-V#ViralMarketing">viral marketing</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MarketingWriting" id="MarketingWriting"><span style="color: #0000ff">Marketing writing</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">See <a href="Glossary-C#CopyWriting">copy writing</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MaslowsHierarchyOfNeeds" id="MaslowsHierarchyOfNeeds"><span style="color: #0000ff">Maslow’s hierarchy of needs</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A theory of motivation in which a person’s needs arise in an ordered sequence: physical needs, safety needs, love needs, esteem needs, and self-actualization needs.</p> <h3><a name="MasterProjectSchedule" id="MasterProjectSchedule"><span style="color: #0000ff">Master Project Schedule</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The highest level summary schedule for a project, depicting overall project phasing and all major interfaces, contractual milestones, and project elements.</p> <h3><a name="Masthead" id="Masthead"><span style="color: #0000ff">Masthead</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A graphic image at the top of a web page which can contain image maps, photos, shapes, and/or text.</p> <h3><a name="MatrixOrganization" id="MatrixOrganization"><span style="color: #0000ff">Matrix organization</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An organizational structure in which some form of lateral authority, influence, or communication overlays the vertical hierarchy, creating dual lines of authority, responsibility, and accountability where employees report to both a functional manager with quality responsibility and a business/product manager with profit responsibility; for example, where a project manager shares responsibility with functional managers for assigning priorities and for directing the work of integrated project team members.</p> <h3><a name="MaturityLevel" id="MaturityLevel"><span style="color: #0000ff">Maturity level</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A defined position in an achievement scale that establishes the attainment of certain capabilities.</p> <h3><a name="MBE" id="MBE"><span style="color: #0000ff">MBE</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-M#ManagementByException">Management by exception</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MBO" id="MBO"><span style="color: #0000ff">MBO</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-M#ManagementByObjectives">Management by objectives</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MBWA" id="MBWA"><span style="color: #0000ff">MBWA</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-M#ManagementByWalkingAround">Management by walking around</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Mcommerce" id="Mcommerce"><span style="color: #0000ff">M-commerce</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Commerce that occurs on a mobile device, such as a PDA or a web-enabled phone. See also <a href="Glossary-E#Ecommerce">e-commerce</a>, <a href="Glossary-M#Mcommerce">m-commerce</a>, <a href="Glossary-T#Tcommerce">t-commerce</a>, <a href="Glossary-U#Ucommerce">u-commerce</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Mean" id="Mean"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mean</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The value that results from dividing the sum of all values by the number of values in data set. Also called average.</p> <h3><a name="Mechanical" id="Mechanical"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mechanical</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Camera-ready copy annotated with printer’s instructions.</p> <h3><a name="MechanicalSeparation" id="MechanicalSeparation"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mechanical separation</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Overlays attached to a mechanical which are used to denote color breaks, one overlay for each color to be printed.</p> <h3><a name="MediaCommerce" id="MediaCommerce"><span style="color: #0000ff">Media commerce</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">See <a href="Glossary-M#Mcommerce">M-commerce</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Median" id="Median"><span style="color: #0000ff">Median</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">In statistics, the middle value in a data set.</p> <h3><a name="Mediation" id="Mediation"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mediation</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Process in which a neutral third party facilitates communication and negotiation among disputing parties to find a mutually acceptable resolution. See also <a href="Glossary-A#Arbitration">arbitration</a>, <a href="Glossary-A#Assessment">assessment</a>, <a href="Glossary-M#Mediationarbitration">mediation-arbitration</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Mediationarbitration" id="Mediationarbitration"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mediation-arbitration</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A blend of mediation and arbitration that uses a neutral third party as both a mediator and arbitrator. See also <a href="Glossary-A#Arbitration">arbitration</a>, <a href="Glossary-A#Assessment">assessment</a>, <a href="Glossary-M#Mediation">mediation</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Meetup.Com" id="Meetup.Com"><span style="color: #0000ff">Meetup.com</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A social networking site that helps connect groups of people who have shared interests.</p> <h3><a name="MemoryaidedTranslation" id="MemoryaidedTranslation"><span style="color: #0000ff">Memory-aided translation</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">See <a href="Glossary-C#ComputerassistedTranslation">computer-assisted translation</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MentalModels" id="MentalModels"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mental models</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Interrelated perceptions of reality that people build as they draw inferences and gather information about the world that surrounds them.</p> <h3><a name="Mentoring" id="Mentoring"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mentoring</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A relationship in which one person assists in the personal and professional development of another, outside the normal manager/subordinate relationship.</p> <h3><a name="Metaanalysis" id="Metaanalysis"><span style="color: #0000ff">Meta-analysis</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A statistical technique that distills the results of several studies into one overall estimate of the effect of an intervention. See also <a href="Glossary-S#SystematicReview">systematic review</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Metacognition" id="Metacognition"><span style="color: #0000ff">Metacognition</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An awareness of one's own learning processes.</p> <h3><a name="Metadata" id="Metadata"><span style="color: #0000ff">Metadata</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Data that describes other data; that is, the information that a database or application stores to describe an organization’s business data. See also <a href="Glossary-D#DataTypes">data types</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MetadataDesign" id="MetadataDesign"><span style="color: #0000ff">Metadata design</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The process of dividing data assets into manageable groups based on common characteristics.</p> <h3><a name="Metaphor" id="Metaphor"><span style="color: #0000ff">Metaphor</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An implied comparison using words figuratively. See also <a href="Glossary-R#RhetoricalStrategies">rhetorical strategies</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Metatag" id="Metatag"><span style="color: #0000ff">Metatag</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An HTML tag that can contain keywords and descriptive information used by search engines in query results.</p> <h3><a name="Metonymy" id="Metonymy"><span style="color: #0000ff">Metonymy</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The substitution of one word or phrase for another that is closely associated. See also <a href="Glossary-R#RhetoricalStrategies">rhetorical strategies</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Metrics" id="Metrics"><span style="color: #0000ff">Metrics</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Units of measurement used to assess, calculate, or determine progress performance in terms of monetary, schedule, or quality results.</p> <h3><a name="Microsite" id="Microsite"><span style="color: #0000ff">Microsite</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An individual site or group of pages connected to a parent site accessed by clicking on an ad.</p> <h3><a name="MIDI" id="MIDI"><span style="color: #0000ff">MIDI</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Musical instrument digital file format.</p> <h3><a name="Milestone" id="Milestone"><span style="color: #0000ff">Milestone</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A scheduled project checkpoint that signifies the completion of a phase, major deliverable, or set of related deliverables for which an individual or team is accountable and which is used to measure progress.</p> <h3><a name="MilestoneSchedule" id="MilestoneSchedule"><span style="color: #0000ff">Milestone Schedule</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A summary-level schedule that shows major milestones.</p> <h3><a name="MIME" id="MIME"><span style="color: #0000ff">MIME</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-M#MultipurposeInternetMailExtensions">Multi-purpose internet mail extensions</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MindMapping" id="MindMapping"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mind mapping</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A brainstorming tool that creates a visual representation of complex ideas, information, and data, and their interconnections.</p> <h3><a name="Minesweeping" id="Minesweeping"><span style="color: #0000ff">Minesweeping</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The process of clicking on all elements of an interface when it is not clear which items are active ‘clickable’ elements and which are content.</p> <h3><a name="Minimalism" id="Minimalism"><span style="color: #0000ff">Minimalism</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An approach to instruction and documentation, defined by John Carroll in <em>The Nurnberg Funnel</em>, that emphasizes the importance of realistic action- and task-based activities and experiences for effective learning and information seeking.</p> <h3><a name="MinorDefect" id="MinorDefect"><span style="color: #0000ff">Minor defect</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A defect that is not likely to materially reduce the usability of the product for its intended purpose, or is a departure from established standards having little bearing on the effective use or operation of the product. See also <a href="Glossary-C#CriticalDefect">critical defect</a>, <a href="Glossary-D#Defect">defect</a>, <a href="Glossary-M#MajorDefect">major defect</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MIS" id="MIS"><span style="color: #0000ff">MIS</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-M#ManagementInformationSystem">Management information system</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MissionStatement" id="MissionStatement"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mission Statement</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A statement of purpose and motivation for an organization or team, which can include definitions of the business and the customers, strategies, goals, metrics, standards, and values, meant to motivate, inspire, and guide decision making throughout the organization.</p> <h3><a name="Mitigation" id="Mitigation"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mitigation</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A risk response strategy that seeks to reduce the probability and/or impact of a risk to below an acceptable threshold. See also <a href="Glossary-A#Acceptance">acceptance</a>, <a href="Glossary-A#Avoidance">avoidance</a>, <a href="Glossary-T#Transference">transference</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MitigationStrategy" id="MitigationStrategy"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mitigation strategy</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Carefully organized steps taken to reduce or eliminate the probability of a risk occurring or the impact of a risk on the project.</p> <h3><a name="MixedLifecycleProject" id="MixedLifecycleProject"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mixed life-cycle project</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A project that has both development/modernization/enhancement (DME) and steady state aspects. For example, a mixed life-cycle project could include a prototype or module of a system that is operational with the remainder of the system in DME phases; or, a service contract for steady state on the current system with a DME requirement for system upgrade or replacement.</p> <h3><a name="MMX" id="MMX"><span style="color: #0000ff">MMX</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-M#MultimediaExtension">Multimedia extension</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Mobcast" id="Mobcast"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mobcast</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An audio program that can be received on cell phones or mobile devices. Also called mobilecast, movlog.</p> <h3><a name="Mobilecast" id="Mobilecast"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mobilecast</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">See <a href="Glossary-M#Mobcast">mobcast</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MobileDevice" id="MobileDevice"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mobile device</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A pocket-sized computing device, such as a smartphone or PDA.</p> <h3><a name="Moblog" id="Moblog"><span style="color: #0000ff">Moblog</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A blog that is posted and maintained using a mobile phone. See also <a href="Glossary-B#BlogTypes">blog types</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Mockup" id="Mockup"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mockup</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A simulation of a final published product. Also called dummy.</p> <h3><a name="Mode" id="Mode"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mode</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">In statistics, the most frequently occurring value in a data set.</p> <h3><a name="Model" id="Model"><span style="color: #0000ff">Model</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A representation of the components of a process or system to assist in understanding, analyzing, improving, and/or replacing the process.</p> <h3><a name="Modeling" id="Modeling"><span style="color: #0000ff">Modeling</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Creating a graphic representation of the activities and subprocesses within a process along with their interrelationships. Also called flowcharting.</p> <h3><a name="Modification" id="Modification"><span style="color: #0000ff">Modification</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A change, usually written, to a project’s scope or the terms of a contract.</p> <h3><a name="Module" id="Module"><span style="color: #0000ff">Module</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An instructional package that provides the information required to master specific knowledge and skills.</p> <h3><a name="Monitoring" id="Monitoring"><span style="color: #0000ff">Monitoring</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The capture, analysis, and reporting of project performance, usually as compared to plan.</p> <h3><a name="MonopolyRight" id="MonopolyRight"><span style="color: #0000ff">Monopoly right</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">The owner’s exclusive right to a copyright, patent, service mark, trademark, or trade secret for a specific period of time.</p> <h3><a name="MonospacedType" id="MonospacedType"><span style="color: #0000ff">Monospaced type</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A typeface in which every character is the same width. See also <a href="Glossary-P#ProportionallySpacedType">proportionally spaced type</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MonteCarloAnalysis" id="MonteCarloAnalysis"><span style="color: #0000ff">Monte Carlo analysis</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A technique that performs a project simulation many times to calculate a distribution of likely results.</p> <h3><a name="Mouseover" id="Mouseover"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mouseover</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A special effect caused when the mouse moves over a graphic image; for example, color changes or animation.</p> <h3><a name="MOV" id="MOV"><span style="color: #0000ff">MOV</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Apple QuickTime digital movie file format.</p> <h3><a name="Movlog" id="Movlog"><span style="color: #0000ff">Movlog</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Mobile video blog. See also <a href="Glossary-B#BlogTypes">blog types</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MP3" id="MP3"><span style="color: #0000ff">MP3</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3 file format.</p> <h3><a name="MPP" id="MPP"><span style="color: #0000ff">MPP</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Microsoft Project file format.</p> <h3><a name="MRP" id="MRP"><span style="color: #0000ff">MRP</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-M#ManufacturingResourcePlanning">Manufacturing resource planning</a>.</p> <h3><a name="MS" id="MS"><span style="color: #0000ff">MS</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px"><a href="Glossary-M#Manuscript">Manuscript</a>.</p> <h3><a name="Multicasting" id="Multicasting"><span style="color: #0000ff">Multicasting</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Audio, video, email, or applications broadcast over the web.</p> <h3><a name="MulticulturalCommunication" id="MulticulturalCommunication"><span style="color: #0000ff">Multicultural communication</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Communication that does not exclude or offend anyone due to unintended cultural misunderstandings.</p> <h3><a name="Multimedia" id="Multimedia"><span style="color: #0000ff">Multimedia</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Communication that combines two or more mediums, such as animation, audio, graphics, text, and video.</p> <h3><a name="MultimediaDesign" id="MultimediaDesign"><span style="color: #0000ff">Multimedia design</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Combining elements—including animation, audio, photos, and video—to communicate a concept or information, usually in an interactive form, via an interactive CD or DVD, kiosk, or website.</p> <h3><a name="MultimediaExtension" id="MultimediaExtension"><span style="color: #0000ff">Multimedia extension (MMX)</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A multimedia accelerator in Intel Pentium processors.</p> <h3><a name="Multiplatform" id="Multiplatform"><span style="color: #0000ff">Multiplatform</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Software that is usable by several types of computers or operating systems.</p> <h3><a name="MultipurposeInternetMailExtensions" id="MultipurposeInternetMailExtensions"><span style="color: #0000ff">Multi-purpose internet mail extensions</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An Internet protocol that allows the exchange of various file types, including application programs, ASCII text, audio, images, and video.</p> <h3><a name="Multivariate" id="Multivariate"><span style="color: #0000ff">Multivariate</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A metric that measures more than one variable.</p> <h3><a name="MusicalInstrumentDigitalInterface" id="MusicalInstrumentDigitalInterface"><span style="color: #0000ff">Musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) software</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">Software that records what notes are being played, when, and for how long.</p> <h3><a name="MySpace" id="MySpace"><span style="color: #0000ff">MySpace</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">A social networking site that allows users to meet new people and allows friends to keep in touch.</p> <h3><a name="MySQL" id="MySQL"><span style="color: #0000ff">MySQL</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">An open source relational database management system.</p> <h3><a name="MysteryShoppers" id="MysteryShoppers"><span style="color: #0000ff">Mystery shoppers</span></a></h3> <p style="padding-left: 30px">People who conduct market research disguised as customers; for example, to compare prices or evaluate customer service.</p> <p> </p> <p>Return to <a href="http://www.tcbok.org/wiki/glossary/">Glossary</a> home</p></span> <!-- attachments --> <!-- comments --> <!-- comments --> </td>
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