Technology / Computers / Resource: Generally, any item that can be used. Devices such as printers and disk drives are resources, as is memory. In many operating systems, including Microsoft Windows and the Macintosh operating system, the term resource refers specifically to data or routines that are available to programs. These are also called system resources.

Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

Technology / Computers / Uniform Resource Locator (URL): The naming scheme used to identify sites and files on the Internet. URLs combine information about the protocol in use (http, ftp, etc), the address of the site, the subdirectory location, and the fil MORE

Resource Partitioning

Science / Biology / Resource Partitioning: The division of resources such that a few dominant species exploit most of the available resources while other species divide the remainder; helps explain why a few species are abundant in a community MORE

Renewable Resource

Science / Marine Biology / Renewable Resource: A resource that can be replenished through natural processes within a human life span, if it is soundly managed. Compare nonrenewable resource. MORE