We've got 57 definitions »

What does LINC stand for? 

What does LINC mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: LINC.

Possible matching categories:

Filter by: Sort by:PopularityAlphabeticallyCategory
TermDefinitionRating
LINC

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Community » Educational -- and more...

Rate it:
LINC

Low Income Networking and Communications

Community

Rate it:
LINC

Lion, Inc.

Business » NASDAQ Symbols

Rate it:
LINC

Local Investment Networking Company

Business » Companies & Firms

Rate it:
LINC

Library Integrated Network Consortium

Academic & Science » Libraries

Rate it:
LINC

Laboratory Instrumentation Computer

Academic & Science » Chemistry

Rate it:
LINC

Local Intelligence Network Cornwall

Community

Rate it:
LINC

Live Interactive Network Classroom

Community » Educational

Rate it:
LINC

Love In the Name of Christ

Community » Religion

Rate it:
LINC

Learning Information, Networking, and Collaboration

Community » Educational

Rate it:
LINC

Lewis and Clark Railway Company

Regional » Railroads

Rate it:
LINC

Looking Into New Choices

Academic & Science » Universities

Rate it:
LINC

Learning, Investment, Networking, and Collaboration

Business » General Business

Rate it:
LINC

Leader In Network Communications

Business » General Business

Rate it:
LINC

Liaison Inspiring New Community

Community

Rate it:
LINC

Lightweight InterNet Controller

Governmental » Military

Rate it:
LINC

Library Information Networking a Community

Academic & Science » Libraries

Rate it:
LINC

Listen, Involve, Nurture, and Connect

Community » Educational

Rate it:
LINC

Learning Innovative Networking Celebration

Academic & Science » Universities

Rate it:
LINC

Local Informative Network Community

Community

Rate it:
LINC

Leaders In New Campuses

Academic & Science » Universities

Rate it:
LINC

Lincoln

Governmental » US Government

Rate it:
LINC

Learning Innovation Networking And Celebration

Academic & Science » Universities

Rate it:
LINC

Living In the Nurture of Christ

Community » Religion

Rate it:
LINC

Learning In Neighborhood Centers

Community » Educational

Rate it:

What does LINC mean?

LINC
The LINC (Laboratory INstrument Computer) is a 12-bit, 2048-word transistorized computer. The LINC is considered by some the first minicomputer and a forerunner to the personal computer. Originally named the "Linc", suggesting the project's origins at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, it was renamed LINC after the project moved from the Lincoln Laboratory. The LINC was designed by Wesley A. Clark and Charles Molnar. The LINC and other "MIT Group" machines were designed at MIT and eventually built by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Spear Inc. of Waltham, Massachusetts (later a division of Becton, Dickinson and Company). The LINC sold for more than $40,000 at the time. A typical configuration included an enclosed 6'X20" rack; four boxes holding (1) two tape drives, (2) display scope and input knobs, (3) control console and (4) data terminal interface; and a keyboard. The LINC interfaced well with laboratory experiments. Analog inputs and outputs were part of the basic design. It was designed in 1962 by Charles Molnar and Wesley Clark at Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts, for NIH researchers. The LINC's design was literally in the public domain, perhaps making it unique in the history of computers. A dozen LINC computers were assembled by their eventual biomedical researcher owners in a 1963 summer workshop at MIT. Digital Equipment Corporation (starting in 1964) and, later, Spear Inc. of Waltham, MA. manufactured them commercially. DEC's pioneer C. Gordon Bell states that the LINC project began in 1961, with first delivery in March 1962, and the machine was not formally withdrawn until December 1969. A total of 50 were built (all using DEC System Module Blocks and cabinets), most at Lincoln Labs, housing the desktop instruments in four wooden racks. The first LINC included two oscilloscope displays. Twenty-one were sold by DEC at $43,600 (equivalent to $390,600 in 2021), delivered in the Production Model design. In these, the tall cabinet sitting behind a white Formica-covered table held two somewhat smaller metal boxes holding the same instrumentation, a Tektronix display oscilloscope over the "front panel" on the user's left, a bay for interfaces over two LINC-Tape drives on the user's right, and a chunky keyboard between them. The standard program development software (an assembler/editor) was designed by Mary Allen Wilkes; the last version was named LAP6 (LINC Assembly Program 6).

see more »

Discuss these LINC abbreviations with the community:

0 Comments

    Know what is LINC? Got another good explanation for LINC? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Still can't find the acronym definition you were looking for? Use our Power Search technology to look for more unique definitions from across the web!

    Citation

    Use the citation options below to add these abbreviations to your bibliography.

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "LINC." Abbreviations.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 15 Jul 2024. <https://www.abbreviations.com/LINC>.

    Image or illustration of

    LINC

    Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
    Credit »

    Browse Abbreviations.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    The ultimate acronym test

    »
    OMW
    A Our Money Wagers
    B On My Way
    C On My Wrist
    D On Matching Website

    Embed

    Share an image of LINC

    »

    Hearing impaired tip:

    Sign language

    How do you say LINC in ASL sign language fingerspelling?