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Glossary Terms starting with G

Definitions of terms starting with G

gamma
1.  An acronym for photographic image contrast.
GB
1.  Stands for gigabyte. A measure of digital data storage capacity, equal to either one billion bytes or 1,024 MB.
GDI
1.  An acronym for graphical device interpreter. Allows printing without PDL or PCL format.
ghost
1.  A situation where a copy, fax or print has a second image (often the same image) showing on the page. Also known as “offsetting.”
GI
1.  An acronym for group one. Old method of analog fax transmission which took six minutes per page.
GIF
1.  An acronym for graphics interface format. An image format developed by CompuServe.
giga
1.  A prefix meaning 1,000,000,000 (one billion). For example, gigabit (Gb).
gigabit
1.  A unit of measurement (in regards to data) equivalent to one billion bits.
gigabit ethernet
1.  Gigabit ethernet (GbE or 1 GigE) is known standard of transmitting data at rate of a gigabit per second (1,000,000,000 bits per second), as defined...
gigabyte
1.  A measure of digital data storage capacity, equal to either one billion bytes or 1,024 MB. Abbreviated GB.
gradation
1.  The amount of information in one dot; usually 256.
grams per square metre
1.  An acronym for grams per square meter. GS/M is the measurement used to identify the different weights of paper. All printing devices will have...
graphical device interpreter
1.  An acronym for graphical device interpreter. Allows printing without PDL or PCL format.
graphical user interface
1.  An acronym for graphical user interface. First screen that the user sees.
gray scale
1.  Ability of a machine to break images down into shades of gray, as opposed to just black or white. This gives much better results when copying or...
grid
1.  Screen-like device or grid of wires located between the charge corona wire and drum surface to improve the corona's charge.
grid voltage
1.  DC voltage applied to the charge corona grid during the copy cycle.
group (G3)
1.  Compatibility is assured between the same ITU-T group.
group 3
1.  See CCITT Group 3.
group 4
1.  See CCITT Group 4.
GS/M
1.  An acronym for grams per square meter. GS/M is the measurement used to identify the different weights of paper. All printing devices will have...
GUI
1.  An acronym for graphical user interface. First screen that the user sees.