electronically erasable programmable read-only
EMI. Undesirable electromagnetic emissions generated by solar activity, lightning, and
electronic devices. The emissions interfere with or degrade the performance of another
electronic device (D).
electronically erasable programmable read-only memory
A memory chip that can be loaded with data and later erased and loaded with update
electronic data interchange
EDI. The electronic transfer of preformatted business documents, such as purchase orders and
bills of lading, between trading partners.
Electronic Industries Association
EIA. The governing body that publishes recommended standards for physical devices and
associated interfaces. For example, RS-232 is the EIA standard that defines computer serial
port connectivity (D). See also
E-mail. Any communications service that permits the electronic transmission and storage of
messages and attached or enclosed files.
ESD. The undesirable discharge of static electricity that can damage or degrade electronic
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