1. Turing Machine.

2. A formal database specification language.

3. (Trademark) An ASCII rendition of the trademark-superscript symbol, appended to phrases that the author feels should be recorded for posterity.

It is sometimes used ironically as a form of protest against the recent spate of software patents, algorithm patents and "look and feel" lawsuits.

(01 Jul 2002)


<networking> The country code for Turkmenistan.

Heavily used for vanity domains because it looks like the abbreviation for "trademark".

(01 Apr 1999)