<character> /ak/ The mnemonic for the ACKnowledge character, ASCII code 6.

<communications> A message transmitted to indicate that some data has been received correctly. Typically, if the sender does not receive the ACK message after some predetermined time, or receives a NAK, the original data will be sent again.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1997-01-07

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ACF | ACF/NCP | ACIA | ACID | ACIS | ACK | ACL | ACM | ACME | ACOM | acorn | Acorn Archimedes
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