An alias is
|“||[a] name that an entity uses in place of its real name, usually for the purpose of either anonymity or masquerade.||”|
|“||[a] name, usually short and easy to remember, that is translated into another name, usually long and difficult to remember.||”|
|“||[a]n alternative name specified for fields, tables, files, or datasets that is more descriptive and user-friendly than the actual name. On computer networks, a single e-mail alias may refer to a group of e-mail addresses.||”|
- ↑ IETF Network Working Group, Internet Security Glossary, Version 2 (RFC 4949) (Aug. 2007).
- ↑ RFC 1392, Internet Glossary (Jan. 1993).
- ↑ ESRI, GIS Dictionary.