Michael Henson's

Glossary of Computer Science Terms

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name components: substrings of a name that are separated by a delimiter
name resolution: looking up a name to obtain the associated attributes
name service: a service that resolves resource names to communication identifiers by holding copies of names and their translations
name space: the set of all names recognized by a name service
naming context: an abstraction that maps a name to a set of attributes or to another naming context
naming domain: a name space with a single authority for assigning names
navigation: the process of locating data for name resolution from among multiple name servers
nibble: four bits; half a byte
null RPC: an RPC without parameters