- Alternative form of Imma (I'm going to).
- (nonstandard) I'm.
From I'm or I'm going to.
- (dated) A formerly common Anglo-American given name.
Borrowed from Hebrew אמא.
- Alternative form of Imma.
An inverse multiplexing technique that fans out an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) cell stream across multiple circuits between the user premises and the edge of the carrier network. In such a circumstance, multiple physical T1 circuits, for example, can be used as a single, logical ATM pipe. The IMA-compliant ATM concentrator at the user premises spreads the ATM cells across the T1 circuits in a round-robin fashion, and the ATM switch at the edge of the carrier network scans the T1 circuits in the same fashion in order to reconstitute the cell stream. See also ATM, carrier, concentrator, multiplexing, network, switch, and T1.
(Interactive Multimedia Association, Annapolis, MD) An earlier trade association founded in 1988 originally as the Interactive Video Industry Association. It provided an open process for adopting existing technologies and was involved in subjects such as networked services, scripting languages, data formats and intellectual property rights.