(ebb suh Dick) abbr. A character set used by IBM’s mainframe computers. Short for Extended Binary-Coded Decimal Interchange Code. Although rarely seen outside IBM anymore, the EBCDIC set is perhaps the second-best-known character set. It was originally developed for storage of data on punched cards. See also ASCII.
James A. Gosling, O.C., Ph.D. (born May 19, 1955 near Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a famous software developer, best known as the father of...