from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. radioimmunoassay
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. radioimmunoassay
- n. Rich Internet Application
- n. Reactivity Initiated Accident
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physical geography, a drowned valley: distinguished from a fiord by the absence of all forms due to glacial erosion. Also written rias.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
On the asset management side we will produce materials under the name "RIA Connect."
When I first started the RIA Evangelism role in Microsoft, I had this nagging feeling that the term RIA was just all over the place.
That's sad, not because I am attached to the term, but simply because it's a much easier way for customers to frame the conversation with other customers, and not have to spend time educating them. recently tried his best to define the term RIA, but has failed.
RIA is now used to measure hundreds of substances of biologic interest in thousands of laboratories in our country and abroad, even in scientifically less advanced lands.
RIA is so sensitive that it allowed determination of insulin in amounts as small as 10-20 pg and ACTH in an amount less than 1 pg (or one thousand-billionth g) per ml.
Are there corner cases where using a RIA is the way to go?
The article covers XmlHttpRequest and the notion of RIA (Rich Internet Applications)
"Marketing gurus create new terminology like 'RIA' and 'Web 2.0' in order to force people to engage in new conversations without them dragging along their baggage of ingrained prejudices about what something is or is not," Voisen contends.
He disagrees with 'RIA' as a term for two reasons: "First, because like all things techy, it's already obsolete and second because it's limiting." admits that while he hates 'RIA' he also loves it:
Voisen, who designs and builds Rich Internet Applications, web applications, data visualizations and what he calls "other fun pieces of Internet-enabled software" for a living, is not a fan of 'RIA' as a term.
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