Glossary terms beginning with M

Macro mode

The macro mode is the opposite of the Landscape mode (on a camera). It allows the user to photograph an object from a really close distance without any loss of acuity. …

MB

Also known as: Megabyte Megabyte (MB) is the term used to represent 2 to the power 20, or 1,048,576 (i.e. 1,024 x 1,024) bytes. Although the Greek word mega means a million, a megabyte is actually…

Mbps

Also known as: Megabits per Second Megabits per Second (Mbps) is a commonly used unit of measurement in telecommunications for the rate or speed at which data is transferred. One Mbps is equal to one million…

MCC

Also known as: Mobile Country Code Mobile Country Code (MCC) is a unique three-digit number that identifies each country. This code has to be dialled when making international telephone calls on a mobile phone network.

MD TFD

Also known as: Mobile Digital Thin Film Diode MD-TFD (Mobile Digital Thin Film Diode) is an adaptation of TFD display technology customised for mobile devices. Epson introduced MD-TFDin 1999 and specifically targets data services offering simple…

Megabit

Megabit is a unit of measurement in data communications used to indicate the amount of data transferred. In the field of data communications a Megabit is 1,000 kilobits, or 1,000,000 bits (i.e. using decimal notation). Because…

Megabits per Second

Also known as: Mbps Megabits per Second (Mbps) is a commonly used unit of measurement in telecommunications for the rate or speed at which data is transferred. One Mbps is equal to one million bits per…

Megabyte

Also known as: MB Megabyte (MB) is the term used to represent 2 to the power 20, or 1,048,576 (i.e. 1,024 x 1,024) bytes. Although the Greek word mega means a million, a megabyte is actually…

megahertz

Also known as: MHz Megahertz (MHz) is a unit of frequency equal to one million hertz or cycles per second. Frequencies of around 1 MHz are used in domestic AM radios.

megapixel

A megapixel (MP) is 1 million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or…

Memory Card

Memory Card is the name given to several different types of small electronic storage device, which are used to store data in a wide variety of handheld and portable equipment, including mobile phones, cameraphones, digital cameras,…

Memory Effect

Memory Effect is the property of a battery that occurs when it is repeatedly recharged after only a partial discharge. The battery can lose its capacity to hold a full charge, which may reduce its lifetime,…

Memory Stick Micro (M2) memory card

This type of memory card is developed by Sony as an alternative to MMC memory card for the use in their own products. Memory Stick Micro (M2) is a Flash Memory Card. …

MHz

Also known as: megahertz Megahertz (MHz) is a unit of frequency equal to one million hertz or cycles per second. Frequencies of around 1 MHz are used in domestic AM radios.

microSD

microSD is a format for removable flash memory cards. The SD stands for Secure Digital. It is commonly used in cellular phones, but also in handheld GPS devices, portable media players, digital audio players, expandable USB…

MicroSD memory card

A MicroSD memory card is a Flash memory card that is known for it's compact size. A MicroSD memory card is 15 mm x 11 mm x 1 mm and weights 0.5 gram, which is…

Microwave

Microwave is the range of radio frequencies between about 1 GHz to 30 GHz (i.e. wavelengths of 300 mm to 10 mm). Microwave links are common in telecommunication networks, as they are a cheap and easy…

Mini SD memory card

Mini-SD means Mini Secure Digital. This type of memory is a smaller version of the SD memory card. A Mini-SD memory card has the size of 15 x 11 x 1 mm. …

Mini USB port

The possiblity to connect the mobile phone to the computer through the USB port. …

MMC memory card

MMC is the abbreviation of Multi Media Card and is a Flash memory card. A MMC memory card has a measurement of 24 mm x 32 mm x 1.5 mm and is characterisized by 7 contact…

MMC micro memory card

MMC micro is the abbreviation of Multi Media Card micro and is basically a micro version of a normal MMC memory card. The measurement of a MMC micro memory card is 14 x 12 x…

MMS

MMS (Manufacturing Message Specification) is an internationally standardized messaging system for exchanging real-time data and supervisory control information between networked devices and / or computer applications in a manner that is independent of: 1) the application…

Mobile ASV

Mobile ASV means Mobile Advanced Super View. This technique, designed by Sharp, makes sure that the display is readable, even in extreme circumstances (like direct sun light). A different characteristic of Mobile ASV is the…

Mobile Country Code

Also known as: MCC Mobile Country Code (MCC) is a unique three-digit number that identifies each country. This code has to be dialled when making international telephone calls on a mobile phone network.

Mobile Digital Thin Film Diode

Also known as: MD-TFD MD-TFD (Mobile Digital Thin Film Diode) is an adaptation of TFD display technology customised for mobile devices. Epson introduced MD-TFDin 1999 and specifically targets data services offering simple games and Java based…

Mobile phone

Mobile phone is a device used by a subscriber for wireless communication with a cellular mobile telephone network. The subscriber will usually be able to communicate with other mobile phones within the same or different mobile…

Mobile Station

Also known as: MS Mobile Station is now the preferred term for describing the mobile device that a subscriber uses to communicate with a mobile phone network. The reason for calling it a mobile station is…

Mobile Switching Centre

Also known as: MSC The MSC (Mobile Switching Centre) is a part of a GSM network that is the equivalent of an exchange in a fixed network, plus everything extra needed to handle mobile stations. The…

MODEM

(from a combination of MO dulate and DEM odulate) Modem is the computer peripheral equipment used to send digital data over conventional telephone lines. The term modem is an acronym derived from (MO)dulator-(DEM)odulator, and a modem…

Modulation

Modulation is the process by which a carrier frequency or wave has an information signal (e.g. voice, data, or image) added to it, so that the information can be transmitted over a communications system. For example,…

Monoblock

This type of form factor is the most often used form and can also be named Bar, Block or Candybar. The mobile phone consists of one part and has no moving objects. One characteristic that…

Monochrome display

A monochrome display is capabel to show only one colour, which is comparable with the first computer display in the 70's and beginning of the 80's. …

Monophonic Ringtone

Monophonic Ringtone is the sound made by a phone when it receives a call, and it usually takes the form of a simple tune. A monophonic ringtone means that the phone will only play one tone…

Monophonic ringtones

A monophonic ringtone means that the sound of the ringtone has only one pitch. Monophonic ringtones are usually quite simpel. …

Mosaic picture

A mosaic picture is basically a large picture consisting of smaller pictures. The user can deside how many pictures the mosaic has to consist of. Examples are 3 x 3, 4 x 4 or 5…

MP3

MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, more commonly referred to as MP3, is a digital audio encoding format using a form of lossy data compression. It is a common audio format for consumer audio storage, as well as…

MPEG4

MPEG4 is a collection of methods defining compression of audio and visual (AV) digital data. It was introduced in late 1998 and designated a standard for a group of audio and video coding formats and related…

MS

Also known as: Mobile Station Mobile Station is now the preferred term for describing the mobile device that a subscriber uses to communicate with a mobile phone network. The reason for calling it a mobile station…

MSC

Also known as: Mobile Switching Centre The MSC (Mobile Switching Centre) is a part of a GSM network that is the equivalent of an exchange in a fixed network, plus everything extra needed to handle mobile…

MSD memory card

MSD is the abbreviation of Memory Stick Duo and is a Flash memory card, designed by Sony for the use in their own products. A MSD memory card is 31 x 20 x 1.6 mm…

MSD pro memory card

MSD pro means Memory Stick Duo and looks and works the same as the MSD memory card. The only difference with a MSD memory card is the fact that the MSD pro memory card has a…

Multiparty call

Multiparty call is another name for a conference call.

Multiplexing

Multiplexing is a normal telecommunications technique, which enables multiple users or signals to share one communication channel or frequency band. The multiplex process is used to interleave the signals so that they appear to merge into…

MultiShot

MultiShot is a setting that can be used in the camera mode. The MultiShot function makes a couple of pictures fast after each other and is especially handy when fast objects need to be photographed. …