Meaning of (TM) in English
(Trademark) An ASCII rendition of the trademark-superscript symbol, appended to phrases that the author feels should be recorded for posterity.
It is sometimes used ironically as a form of protest against the recent spate of software patents , algorithm patents and " look and feel " lawsuits.
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FOLDOC computer English dictionary. Английский словарь по компьютерам FOLDOC. 2012