Technology / Computers / Virtual Private Network (VPN): A data network that uses the public telecommunications infrastructure, but maintains privacy through the use of a tunneling protocol and security procedures. A VPN gives a company the same capabilities as a system of owned or leased lines to which that company has exclusive access. However, costs are much lower because the VPN uses the shared public infrastructure rather than exclusive line access.
Private Adjective Synonyms: personal, individual, own, intimate, particular
Private Noun Synonyms: (top) secret, confidential, undisclosed, hidden, clandestine, concealed, covert, surreptitious, off the record, not for publication, unofficial, hush-hush
Virtual Noun Synonyms: effective, essential, practical, understood, accepted
Business / Agriculture / Private Voluntary Organization (PVO): A nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that provides economic and social assistance to people in need, often in foreign countries. Pvos play an important role, along with cooperatives, in distribut MORE
Business / Finance / Private Unrequited Transfers: Resident immigrant workers' remittances to their country of origin as well as, e.g., gifts, dowries, inheritances, prizes, charitable contributions. MORE