return from interrupt


(RTI) An instruction mnemonic on many computers including the 6502 and 6800. The variant "RETI" is found among former Zilog Z80 hackers (almost nobody programs these things in assembly code anymore). The Intel 80x86 equivalent is "IRET".

Last updated: 1994-10-31

return from the dead


To regain access to the net after a long absence.

Compare person of no account.

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Last updated: 1999-01-14

Return To Zero


A class of encoding methods for physical circuits in which the carrier (current, voltage) returns to zero after each transmitted bit, i.e. the data is carried in pulse width or polarity, not in the level of the signal.

Contrast NRZ.

Last updated: 1995-11-11

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